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Mini Table of Contents

The mini table of contents that you see in the PDF is created by adding \minitoc to the markdown file after the header for the chapter.

Tables {#sec:tables}

You can create tables in your markdown files, and you can reference @tbl:example_table from the text. For more on references see @sec:cross-ref.

Header #1 Header #2
data more data
data 2 more data 2

: Caption of example table. {#tbl:example_table}

Lists {#sec:lists}

Here's what a list looks like:

  1. Item #1.
  2. Item #2.
  3. Item #3.

Figures {#sec:figures}

Any figures for your book should be added to the figures/ directory.

@fig:anscombe shows Anscomb's quartet which was first proposed in @anscombe_graphs_1973.

Anscombe's Quartet, which was first proposed in @anscombe_graphs_1973. Image created by "Schultz" and used under a [Creative Commons license]({#fig:anscombe}

Equations {#sec:equations}

When $a \ne 0$, there are two solutions to $ax^2 + bx + c = 0$ and they are

$$x = {-b \pm \sqrt{b^2-4ac} \over 2a}$$ {#eq:quad}

This paragraph does not have any formulas but should render the dollar sign properly in $5 and $10.

Citations {#sec:citations}

Citations to articles, books, and other materials are handled by BibTeX, and your .bibtex file should be stored in support/sample-book.bibtex. If you want to change the name of your BibTeX file you will need to change Makefile.

You can make inline citiations like this: @anscombe_graphs_1973. And, you can have citations come at the end of a sentence [@anscombe_graphs_1973]. For more on citation see the pandoc documentation:


Here's a blockquote:

Here's a quote with a list.

  1. Item 1
  2. Item 2

Cross referencing {#sec:cross-ref}

Cross references like the ones in the sections above are handled by pandoc-crossref. You can read more about that software and its syntax at