How to writing papers with Markdown

Last weekend I exported my Jupyter Notebook records into a PDF format file. Surprisingly, the PDF file looks so good that I begin to think about using Jupyter Notebook or Markdown instead of LaTex to write technical papers because LaTex is an extremely powerful but inconvenient tool for writing. Then I created a file named ‘hello.md’:

Then using a command line to convert the Markdown file to PDF (if you meet problems like ‘Can’t find *.sty’, just use ‘sudo tlmgr install xxx’):

The PDF file looks like:


pandoc

It does works, but the appearance looks too rigid. Then I found the ‘pandoc-latex-template‘. By downloading and installing the ‘eisvogel.tex’, I can generate PDF by:

And the new style looks as below:


pandoc

Actually, we can use this template more heavily. Change ‘hello.md’ to:

Add a file ‘metadata.yaml’ for font:

Then the command line:

The final document looks much more formal:


pandoc

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