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Wrappers for calling LaTeX/building LaTeX documents.

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Documentation can be found at https://pythonhosted.org/latex .

Allows calling LaTeX from Python without leaving a mess. Similar to the (officially obsolete) tex package, whose successor is not PyPi-installable:

min_latex = (r"\documentclass{article}"
             r"\begin{document}"
             r"Hello, world!"
             r"\end{document}")

from latex.build import build_pdf

# this builds a pdf-file inside a temporary directory
pdf = build_pdf(min_latex)

# look at the first few bytes of the header
print pdf[:10]

Also comes with support for using Jinja2 templates to generate LaTeX files.

make_env can be used to create an Environment that plays well with LaTex:

Variables can be used in a LaTeX friendly way: Hello, \VAR{name|e}.

Note that autoescaping is off. Blocks are creating using the block macro:

\BLOCK{if weather is 'good'}
Hooray.
\BLOCK{endif}

\#{comments are supported as well}
%# and so are line comments

To keep things short, line statements can be used:

%- if weather is good
Yay.
%- endif

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