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Edward Tufte is a pioneer in the field of data visualization, and his works have inspired the creation of two LaTeX classes for books and handouts, along with other style elements often present in LaTeX documents. Checkout a selection below.

Example of the Tufte-handout style
Example of the Tufte-handout style
This handout template is developed by the Tufte-LaTeX Developers, designed to produce handouts according to the style of Edward R. Tufte. This style is characterized by narrow main-text column and wide right margin (containing references, notes, table and figure captions, even small figures), giving the light, clean, and elegant look. For further information, see https://tufte-latex.github.io/tufte-latex/. This template was originally published on ShareLaTeX and subsequently moved to Overleaf in October 2019.
Uploaded from ShareLaTeX
Book design inspired by Edward Tufte
Book design inspired by Edward Tufte
Edward Tufte is a pioneer in the field of data visualization, and his works inspired the creation of two LaTeX classes for books and handouts. Here we present the excellent sample book produced by the The Tufte-LaTeX Developers pre-loaded into Overleaf (formerly writeLaTeX) for you to use as a starting point for your own work. Simply click the button above to use Overleaf to create and edit your article - there's nothing to install and no sign up required. When you're finished, use our integrated publish to figshare option to publish your work freely online. Click here if you'd like to try the corresponding Tufte handout design on Overleaf. PS: If you're new to LaTeX, our free online LaTeX course covers all the steps you need to get you started.
Example by The Tufte-LaTeX Developers
Handout design inspired by Ed­ward Tufte
Handout design inspired by Ed­ward Tufte
Edward Tufte is a pioneer in the field of data visualization, and his works inspired the creation of two LaTeX classes for books and handouts. Here we present the excellent sample handout produced by the The Tufte-LaTeX Developers pre-loaded into Overleaf (formerly writeLaTeX) for you to use as a starting point for your own work. Simply click on the button above to use Overleaf to create and edit your handout - there's nothing to install and no sign up required. When you're finished, why not use our integrated publish to figshare option to publish your work freely online. Click here if you'd like to try the corresponding Tufte book design on Overleaf. PS: If you're new to LaTeX, our free online LaTeX course covers all the steps you need to get you started.
Example by The Tufte-LaTeX Developers
A Tufte-Style Book with VDQI Title and Contents Page
A Tufte-Style Book with VDQI Title and Contents Page
This is a modified version of the Tufte Book example, but with the title page and the contents page resembling Tufte's VDQI book, using Kevin Godby's code from this thread.
Example by The Tufte-LaTeX Developers with modifications
Lab Notes Template
Lab Notes Template
Laboratory Notes Template by Mikhail Klassen, April 2013, Contributions from Sarah Mount, May 2014. This version of the template is based on the tuft-latex class.
Sarah Mount
Sprint Beyond the Book (2016)
Sprint Beyond the Book (2016)
Emerging technologies continue to transform the ways we collect, synthesize, disseminate, and consume information. These advances present both hazards and opportunities for the future of scholarly publication and communication. During this book sprint—presented by the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University and the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) and embedded in SSP’s 2016 annual meeting in Vancouver—we discussed issues of increasing scholarly impact and accessibility, wondered whether computers can make scholarly contributions that warrant co-authorship, speculated about what forms scholarly books may take in the future, and more. Tackling ambitious and often ambiguous questions like these requires a diverse group of thinkers and writers and an innovative approach to writing. The book sprint method provides this innovation. Throughout the annual meeting, we held six miniature book sprints. During each sprint, we convened a group of four to six writers to tackle one of six big questions. Each sprint began with a facilitated conversation, followed by time for our writers to reflect and compose a piece of writing inspired by the conversation. Each piece was composed on Overleaf using this template specially created for this undertaking. Conferences like the SSP annual meeting and scholarly publications themselves are often undergirded by spontaneous, inspiring, thought-provoking conversations among colleagues and collaborators, but those conversations are rarely captured and shared, and are often clouded in memory, even for the participants. The book sprint process hopefully absorbs some of the kismet and energy of those initial conversations, right at the start of a big idea, and makes it part of a more durable intellectual product—and a possible springboard for additional conversations in a broader range of times and places. The work would not have been possible without the contributions of our four core sprinters—Madeline Ashby, Annalee Newitz, Roopika Risam, and Ido Roll—who participated in every session, and the many SSP members who participated in the individual sprints and shared their expertise. All of our content is free to read at http://sprintbeyondthebook.com, and free to download and share under a Creative Commons license.
Created collaboratively in 72 hours at SSP2016 — see PDF for full author and contributor lists
Example of dynamic figure generation from raw data files
Example of dynamic figure generation from raw data files
Visualization of chemical experiment data with Tufte style axes, which demonstrates the ability of LaTeX to dynamically generate figures from raw data files. This plot uses two data files and does some calculations in pgfplots to standardise them. It shows 'scan rate normalised cyclic voltammograms', and could more generally be used for 'cyclic voltammetry' results. Original source: http://pgfplots.net/tikz/examples/cyclic-voltammetry/
Joseph Wright
Sprint Beyond the Book - Template
Sprint Beyond the Book - Template
This is the writing template for the ``Sprint Beyond the Book'' sessions at SSP 2016. We invite you to join our team of science fiction authors, scholars, digital publishers, journalists, and technologists to write, edit, assemble and publish a book about the future of scholarly publishing on-the-fly in 72 hours. We will employ a variety of collaborative technologies and explore the idea of writing as a performance. In order to pull off this ambitious plan, we need your help! Please stop by to help brainstorm, write, or edit contributions. Each concurrent session will confront participants with different provocation about the future of scholarly publishing. Find out more about the sessions on the SSP 2016 website.
John Hammersley and Mary Anne Baynes
#solo13digital: What should the scientific record look like in the digital age?
#solo13digital: What should the scientific record look like in the digital age?
Digital publishing unarguably has brought about many advantages for the dissemination of research findings. The distribution of research papers --- a format which has been used to present original data during the past 350 years --- has become faster, more affordable, longer lasting and content can be customised by the reader as publications can be assessed individually. Yet, these are incremental innovations --- a pdf remains a linear narrative, contextualised in a manner that demands human interpretation. This fundamental and largely unchanged workflow often leads to suboptimal presentation of data within publications or even omission of making data publicly available. In addition, the unique potentials of digital technologies in terms of enhancing, curating and commenting content are barely being tapped. We will discuss the impact of collaborative and dynamic authoring and publishing technologies and contemplate on what we think of as scholarly output of individual researchers. At the same time we will embark on our own collaborative authoring project and produce live session notes using writelatex.com --- everyone’s input is more than welcome!
SpotOn London 2013 Session Participants

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