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What is causing undefined control sequence?

I'm getting this error: ! Undefined control sequence. l.64 ...p(- \frac{E_j - E_i}{k_B T}) & \quad \text {: E_j > E_i}\\ ? ! Undefined ...
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\pgfmathsetmacro - dimension too large (biggest value allowed?)

I want to import some data with parameters to parametrize some plots. After importing a table, I assign specific variables of the table to a placeholder by using \pgfplotstablegetelem. And it works ...
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TeX capacity exceeded (save size)

I am generating a fairly large index of .txt, .tex, and .pdf files. This process has worked for a long time, and the size of the index is not the issue. I have added logic to insert additional links ...
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Attempt to export EPS figures from TikZ fails

I'm attempting to output EPS figures when using MikTeX 2.8 under Windows XP, and am following Export eps figures from TikZ. My problem is that I can't get the bare example given there to run. The ...
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Impossible to save LaTeX file in Texmaker on Windows

Yesterday, I downloaded the latest version of MiKTeX and Texmaker and started using XeLaTeX. Today, I am no longer able to compile or save any .tex file. When I try to do so, a message pops up: “The ...
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TeX capacity exceeded with glossary package

My document contains many thousands of glossary items. When compiling with XeLaTeX, about 1/8 of the way through the document, it reports: ! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [main memory size=3000000]. ...
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TeX fails to generate output with Hebrew text: Jerusalem font metric file missing

I have MiKTeX installed on a Windows machine. I have this simple document, where I'm trying to use Hebrew: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{ucs} % package to add unicode support ...
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\( \) don't work with TOC?

If i write this line of code \subsection{Ranger \( n \) boules distinguables dans \( M \) boîtes} I obtain an error over the second \) (./Probabilité.toc ./Probabilité.toc:8: LaTeX Error: Bad ...
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titling's \thetitle, \theauthor and \thedate don't work

I was trying to use \thetitle, \theauthor and \thedate of the titling package, but none of them worked. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{titling} \begin{document} \thetitle \theauthor ...
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tikzpicture “There is no … in font nullfont”, but no extraneous text

While looking at the log file of my document, I see a lot of paired error message lines that look like this (there might be slight inaccuracies, I am typing this on another computer for reasons I ...
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tlmgr cannot setup TLPDB

I'm trying to update my installation of texlive 2013 under Ubuntu 13.10. However, I followed the instruction on this answer, but I get an error (running on Debian, switching to user mode!) ...
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How to trace LaTeX errors efficiently?

One of the most annoying things about LaTeX is that handling errors can be cumbersome and nerve-racking. In fact, it is the main reason that keeps me from actively recommending LaTeX to most people ...
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Error message: There's no line here to end

In a letter-class document that had no previous errors I am suddenly getting the error message: "There's no line here to end" \opening{text} I've used this file many times and today it starts ...
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Compiler gives hundreds of “invalid character” suddenly

I am writing my latex document in TexMaker and suddenly in one of the thousands of compilations I make there is a error and I cant get rid of it. The error is: ! Text line contains an invalid ...
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Tex capacity exceeded, sorry [input stack size = 5000]

This is the error I am getting since I have added some new references to my .bib file. I think is more than a filled stack. Any ideas? references.bib It was requested a minimum working example but I ...
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Is there a \die command?

Is there a command that generates the error or warning of my choice? I'm planning to put it in an \ifthenelse, so it can't be a syntax error.
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Error: could not start the command in Texmaker when I run makeindex

I'm trying to create a nomenclature but I'm getting the following error when I run makeindex: Error: Could not start the command This error appears even with this basic example: ...
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Opaque error messages given by common environments

This is a public-interest question. The title of the question Why does this error keep popping up even though I clearly fixed it? poignantly expresses a fundamental truth of LaTeX usage: sometimes ...
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How to produce a list of frames with Beamer if frame titles have LaTeX tags in them?

Related to: Is there any way to produce List of frames with beamer? The above method works if frame titles don't have tags such as \emph{} in them. However, if a frame title has such a tag, the error ...
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How to draw a circular cone

I want to draw the circular cone given by the equation z²=x²+y². (I do not mind using any given package.) I tried to use the pst-solides3d package with the help of its manual to generate the ...
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libertine font package doesn't work anymore (December 2011)

If you're using an up-to-date system and you're having trouble with using the Linux Libertine fonts, you should probably check out Linux Libertine package and fonts not working any more (fall 2012), ...
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Why does Lualatex crash after a recent update?

After updating packages of MiKTEX 2.9 lualatex stopped working. I execute this code: \documentclass[12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \node[] at (0,0) {A}; ...
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! LaTeX Error: Not in outer par mode

I am using an image within minipage and getting error message. ! LaTeX Error: Not in outer par mode. Below is minimal working example. \documentclass[11pt,table,a4paper]{article} ...
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Language problems with biblatex and babel

I am trying to use biblatex with IEEEtran and babel, however I am having an error: Package babel Error: You haven't defined the language ENGLISH yet.. With regular Bibtex everything works as usual. ...
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tabular, siunitx and input - `Extra }, or forgotten $.`

I'm trying to include data into a tabular environment \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{table} \begin{center} \begin{tabular}{SSSS} \toprule {$na^3$} & ...
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Updating MiKTeX: again errors [duplicate]

After today's update of MiKTeX I got lot of errors like this: ! \textfont 192 is undefined (character ???). \beamer@doifinframe ...v 10^{13}\;\text {cm}^{-3}$ ...
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using subequations

I have an equation consisting of two parts and would like to use subequation for that. Here's the code: \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{subequations} \begin{equation} \operatorname{min}_{a,b,c} ...
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“TeX capacity exceeded” because of a couple of raiseboxes in a \section?

In a package, I have the following command defined: \newcommand\fkm{ \ensuremath{\mathrm{ \raisebox{-0.1ex}{\rotatebox{22}{f}}\! \raisebox{0.2ex}{\rotatebox{-15} {k}}\! ...
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Usage of library advnodes of the tikz-timing package causes “Undefined control sequence”-error

I have a problem with the "advnodes" library of the "tikz-timing" package. The sample code below generates following error message and points to the ".sty"-file of the advnodes-library: Package: ...
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How to solve this bibliography error?

Here is my bibliography in latex. The types is "Inprooceedings". I use WinEdt. @INPROCEEDINGS{tem_1, Author = {Comelli, P, Ferragina, P, Granieri, M.N, and Stabile, F}, Title ...
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Missing $ inserted

I am new to latex. I am trying to compile someone else's document. I have all the correct packages installed, but I get the following error: *Overfull \hbox <37.8394pt too wide> in paragraph ...
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Error message when using biber

Great site here. I have a question regarding Biblatex and Biber. My current .tex file structure looks like this in TeXworks: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{inputenc} ...
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Miktex amsfont problem: \scriptfont is undefined [duplicate]

Today, After updating Miktex system, I have trouble with error \scriptfont is undefined. So I tried to reinstall Miktex 2.9.4813 (32 bit version). Everything OK, but again after updating, problem is ...
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Error when using minted package and -output-directory option

I am having problem when I use the -output-directory option while I am using minted. It does not move the .out.pyg and .pyg file to the output directory and it gives me an error. I there any ...
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Error caused by interaction between minted, footnotes, babel and "(double quote)

I'd like to put some inline code using minted but when I try to typesent the empty string "" I get an "undefined control sequence" error. Sample code: \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} ...
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How can I see why a file isn't compiling somewhere else, if it does in my machine?

I'm attempting to submit a paper using the Elsevier Editorial System in LaTeX, and in the final step before submission it builds a file with information, the cover letter, and hopefully the ...
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Why aren't the braces showing

I have this tex: \(\mu_{A}\left(x\right)\in \[0,1 \right\]\) The issue here is that [ and ] are not showing around 0,1, why is that? Thanks.
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TeXstudio Compile: Error: Could not start the command: pdflatex.exe

I'm trying write a report in LaTeX but TeXstudio won't let me. All I have is this: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{report} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{lmodern} ...
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LaTeX algorithmic package: Undefined Control Sequence in for-Loop

I'm trying to specify an algorithm in pseudocode in a LaTeX document, but I'm having trouble with the for-Loop. My statement: \for{$bin=0 to binCount$} \item blablabla \endfor keeps on generating ...
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Generating a template

My professor gave me a template which I compiled but it gave me lots of errors. The code is: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{rotating,graphics,psfrag,epsfig} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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empty ’thebibliography' enviroment

I get this error and I really don't know how to handle it. I saw similar questions here and I've tried the solutions, but it didn't work. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,fleqn]{book} %{scrartcl} ...
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Coloring lines in an algorithm

I am using Beamer for creating a presentation and I am trying to highlight some lines in an algorithm. I am actually using algcompatible. I found a solution here and created a couple of new commands ...
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MikTeX 2.8 Update Error “Windows API error 87”

I was happily updating packages when the following error appeared: Error: Windows API error 87: The parameter is incorrect. The full update report with this error at the very end is as follows: ...
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What does 'missing \@ before…' error mean in vim?

I get this strange behavior when I have capitals before a period, like so 1 \documentclass{article} 2 \begin{document} >> 3 Another possible protein blah blah blah from GRIP/ABP. Blah ...
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Using \pgfmathparse and \ifnum for a TikZ checkerboard

I am trying to produce a 6-by-6 checkboard of small circles, alternating colour between red and black. To do this I have attempted to use \pgfmathparse and \ifnum in order to decide if to colour a ...
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Shortest code causing “Emergency stop.” error

This question is purely academic. TeXing a file containing \valign{\halign#\cr! causes an ! Emergency stop. error. Is that the shortest code which produces a fatal error in TeX?
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Incompatibility between verbatim and tabu? (Danger of using \scantokens in a package)

With the following MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{verbatim} \usepackage{tabu} \makeatletter \renewcommand\verbatim@processline {% \begin{tabu}to\textwidth{|l|X[-1,l]|} ...
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Package ifpdf Error

I am trying to use amspset. Here is my minimum code: \documentclass[12pt,letterpaper]{amspset} \usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry} \usepackage{graphicx} % info for header block in upper right hand ...
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MiKTeX Package Manager Crashes [closed]

Whenever I try to install some package from MiKTeX Package Manager, the packet manager crashes. Why would this be happening? Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: ...
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TeX Live error on Ubuntu 10.04: pdflatex.fmt doesn't match pdftex.pool

I recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 over-top of Ubuntu 9.04, preserving my /home partition, but aside from that partition, it was a fresh install. I installed the texlive package (2009-7) from Ubuntu's ...