## Scribe Guidelines

You should email Mike (mkowalcz) a draft of your scribe notes within 24 hours of your lecture. Be sure to use the \draft command included in lecture.tex to let us know you intend to submit another, final version at a later time. Send both the LaTeX source and the PostScript file. We will make the draft available to the class at that time via our webpage. The final version should be submitted at the latest one week later.

## Sample Files

• lecture.tex: You should \include this in your tex document. It defines some simple environments (e.g., example, claim, theorem, exercise). It also allows you to create our standard lecture banner using the \lecture command. \lecture takes 4 arguments: {lecture number}{lecture title}{date}{scribe name}.

To typeset complexity classes use the provided macros, e.g., \P for the class P, \NP for the class NP, etc. Take a look at the file to see the list of pre-defined classes.

• lecture00.tex: Start your lecture notes from this template. It has some examples of the new environments we've defined.

## Style

• General: We suggest you don't type beyond the 80th column in your source file. Latex ignores single newlines, so manually wrap your text when necessary. This makes reading/editing your source easier.

• Paragraph Breaks: Separate normal paragraphs by a blank line. Don't use "\\" to separate them-- let LaTeX do the formatting for you. This helps us keep a uniform look and feel to the scribe notes.

• Intro: Start your scribe with a few lines' summary of the lecture. Do not use a section heading for this material.

• Proofs: Notice lecture.tex includes amsthm.sty. Among other things, amsthm defines a useful proof environment we should all use.
• Figures:
• We suggest using xfig to generate .eps files for the figures you want to include. Prefix your your .eps files with the lecture number (i.e., 01.fig.eps).
• Here is a great link for typesetting formulae into xfig drawings.
• If you are familiar with some other image/figure making software and know how to import its results to LaTeX documents, feel free to use it. Just submit everything needed for your document to compile, and follow the naming convention (number.name.extension).

• LaTeX References: Make cross-reference labels of this form: \label{lectureNumber:labelType:labelNa me}. So, a reference to a figure of a NAND gate in the first lecture would look something like \ref{1:fig:nand}. This will help us avoid reference conflicts wh en we compile all the lectures together.

• Bibliographic References: End your scribe with references to the literature.

• Structure: Do use sections/subsections where appropriate. Use the environments defined in lecture.tex when applicable.

• Algorithms: Typeset any algorithms using the alg.sty macro package. Information on using this can be found in alg.ps.

• Please don't use personalized Latex macros/environments! We'd like to keep the lectures somewhat standardized, so if you want your favorite environment or macro included, just send Mike an email with your request and we'll include it in lecture.tex. Also let us know if you have any suggested improvements to existing environments.

## Latex Resources

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