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A LaTeX paper skeleton for CS systems conference formats
Python TeX Makefile


A basic, USENIX and ACM style compliant LaTeX paper skeleton.
The default output looks like this:

But is easily tweaked using the standard packages that are invoked
in paper.tex.

The supplied Makefile uses a LaTeX build system called rubber,
which _greatly_ simplifies the build process.  The hard way (multiple
pdflatex/bibtex incantations) will also work. rubber is available at

This assumes that your biblio file is named 'ref.bib'.  Change in paper.tex
as appropriate.

A note:  The given Makefile tries to ensure that all fonts are embedded.
You can double-check by running 'pdffonts' on the final paper.pdf or an
individual figure.

# The skeleton for this paper comes from
# When editing paper_skel, please ensure that your changes are 
# clean and apply to future papers in general, not just one
# specific paper.

Michael Kaminsky
David G. Andersen
A cast of thousands (okay, at least dozens!) of students and co-authors
who've found bugs, made or suggested improvements, etc.
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