LaTeX, Minitab/SPSS Output, and Monospaced Sections

I’m in year four of six of my Open University Computing & IT (Computer Science) with Statistics undergraduate degree. As I can no longer write by hand for extended assignments, I have begun using LaTeX to submit my statistics coursework. One of the issues I encountered is how annoying it is to put SPSS or Minitab console output in the assignment.

My requirements are that it should be monospaced font, the monospaced font must support single character math symbols (e.g. \mu, \neq), and that multiple spaces need to be printed. First I tried \texttt, but that didn’t give me much control. Next I tried \verbatim, but then I lost \mu

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Turns out I needed something different. I successfully cobbled together a solution using \usepackage{mdframed} and a find\replace on the lowly space to a tilde.

First I created a style in the document header, \mdfdefinestyle{monosec}{font=\footnotesize\ttfamily, align=left}, then added the section.

Test of $\mu = 0.26$ vs $\mu \neq 0.26$\\
The assumed standard deviation = 0.2685\\ \linebreak

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I hope this helps someone else out there.


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