The template provided by the PNAS Article template in the rticles package makes it very easy and convenient to create attractive looking two-column papers.
There were however a few changes we wanted to make such as the use of standard natbib citations, more extended use of color, a different font as well as the removal of a number of PNAS-specific title page items as well as general code and use simplification via a single LaTeX class file. So this pinp package started.
A screenshot of the first two pages:
and the next two pages, showing a two-column figure
followed by pages five and six
and the final two pages:
The package is working and on CRAN.
Some float placements are a little fragile in LaTeX two-column mode. If in doubt, add more text around it to aid the heuristic.
Use the standard
to install it from CRAN, and then use as a Markdown template via RStudio, or use code such as
to create a first draft of a new
Beyond the R package dependencies, a working
pandoc binary is needed. RStudio installs its own copy, otherwise do what is needed on your OS (i.e., something like
sudo apt-get install pandoc pandoc-citeproc).
The pdf mode requires a fairly complete LaTeX installation, and has been used on Ubuntu and macOS.
On Debian/Ubuntu, the following packages should provide a working set:
texlive-base texlive-binaries texlive-fonts-extra texlive-fonts-recommended texlive-generic-recommended texlive-humanities texlive-latex-base texlive-latex-extra texlive-latex-recommended texlive-pictures texlive-publishers texlive-science
Dirk Eddelbuettel and James Balamuta, leaning on the earlier work by JJ et al in the rticles package.
GPL-3 for this package, as well as the short code taken with grateful acknowledgements from the rticles package.
The main PNAS LaTeX style file (and supporting files) are under the LPPL (LaTeX Project Public License) version 1.3 or later.