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A Timeline with LaTeX

When taking a closer look at the history of a concept or development a timeline comes in handy to structure events and dates. I know several timeline tools online, but for just taking notes I needed a lighter solution.

Finally with the help of DuckDuckGo and StackOverflow I found a way to take down the dates with LaTeX1. The chronosys package provides a simple but good looking solution as you can see in this small example.

The result could receive a little more styling but for me it’s fine right now!

Result of an example timeline
Fig 1: Example timeline

Some timeline tools online

  1. I admit that LaTeX itself is not a lightweight solution. But I will finally write down my stuff with LaTeX anyway, so this fits into my usual procedure. ↩︎