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I am a PhD student in ecology. Statistical challenges and visual presentation of complex data are among my favorite professional interests. R is my favorite program.


Jul
18
comment How can I get the style alpha.bst sorted as plain.bst in Bibtex?
+ 1 for SORT. Adding it to a weird journal specific .bst file really seems to change the sorting to alphabetical. Nice and easy.
Feb
13
comment LaTeX template gallery
@Jesse The question is not entirely clear (as essentially this is not a question). The site I mentioned provides downloadable .zip files as requested by OP. I edited my answer to give a better answer for "the question".
Feb
5
comment Custom axis line location for PGFplots table with tikzpicture
Both solutions work perfectly, but this one is more straightforward so I will accept it. For others with a similar problem: see also Jake's solution.
Jan
28
comment How to align two PgfplotsTable objects with graphs?
OK. Thanks! It works almost perfectly now. The only problem is that if a column name is longer than the column contents (say replace $\bar{x}$ with {Mean mean} on row 105), the width of a table is adjusted and they become offset again. Would you know how to fix this issue?
Jan
28
comment How to align two PgfplotsTable objects with graphs?
I did a little bit more experimentation. This solution has some weird problem with column names. For instance, if I change the column name on row 105 to y, it still works, and ya works too, but ye returns an error: ./two_tables_with_graph.tex:108: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [ ]{\dataA}]. So does for example mean. Any idea what is the problem?
Jan
28
comment How to align two PgfplotsTable objects with graphs?
Yes, it was the output empty row command on line 112, which caused the error, in case somebody else gets a similar error later. Solutions: remove the command and the column names for the dataB table or update your TeX. MacTeX-2012 is too old for this stuff =) You'll need to update everything.
Jan
27
comment How to align two PgfplotsTable objects with graphs?
Ok. Thanks. I'll update my LaTeX packages...
Jan
27
comment How to align two PgfplotsTable objects with graphs?
Thanks for help! Hmm...I get an error: `two_tables_with_graph.tex:132: Package pgfkeys Error: I do not know the key '/pgfplots/table/create col/output empty row' and I am going to ignore it. Perhaps you misspelled it. [ ]{\dataB}]
Jan
27
comment Should one cite a LaTeX package in a scientific publication?
Thanks for the help! I approve the logic behind the statement that LaTeX packages should not be cited as long as they do not change the numbers behind the representation (i.e. the work can be reproduced). Following the same logic: you should not cite say ggplot2 unless you use the stat_smooth() function, which does number crunching that might be hard to reproduce. Instead one could consider placing these packages to acknowledgements.
Jan
27
comment Conditional formatting, rounding and postprocessing of a column in pgfplotstable
Thanks for the tip. I didn't know that. Both of the following after \ifnum\... produce errors: \mathbf{\pgfmathprintnumber{##1}}, \pgfmathprintnumber{\mathbf{##1}}. Even \pgfmathprintnumber{##1} gives a weird result (scientific notation). There must be something wrong with this line: /pgfplots/table/@cell content/.initial={}{%?
Oct
29
comment How to remove margin header in biblatex
Yes. You understood correctly and the solution works perfectly. Thank you and sorry for not providing MWE.
May
23
comment Best way to typeset micrometers?
Ok, thanks for making a nice package!
May
23
comment Best way to typeset micrometers?
Anyway making these commands a bit shorter? \SI{}{\micro\metre} is awfully long for just writing µm
May
23
comment Best way to typeset micrometers?
Thanks for a nice question! Please update siunitx as the right answer (I went to the trap of trying SIunits at first, because I was impatient to read the entire tread).
May
21
comment Remove spaces after a custom definition
Ops, I placed it inside \it{}. That's why it didn't work. Thanks for help!
May
21
comment Remove spaces after a custom definition
Thanks! It seems not to work with \def, though. If I define \def\GM{{\it Gadus morhua\xspace}}, I'll get *Gadus morhua*is a fish without space
Apr
26
comment How to convert a scientific manuscript to MS Word for a coauthor review
First: I tried Mendeley and it seems to be a really nice program. I am very thankful that you linked it here, since I didn't know about it. Thanks! Then: If some of the coauthors are unwilling to use Adobe Acrobat Pro or other pdf readers capable for annotations, why should they use Mendeley? To me it seems the same than any other program. Some of the coauthors want to delete text in their text processor and add their own stuff. This is what makes them to feel that they have the control over the document, I guess...
Apr
25
comment How to convert a scientific manuscript to MS Word for a coauthor review
I am sorry, if I haven't been clear enough. The idea is just to produce a doc file for coauthors, so that they can use their track changes on it. There is no need to convert these docs back to LaTeX, since it's easier to edit text in LaTeX. Those colors, lines and comments makes me dizzy.
Apr
24
comment How to convert a scientific manuscript to MS Word for a coauthor review
Well, I don't agree with you that this question has exactly the same content than the earlier topic. I believe that this example with the typical features for a manuscript can be converted to a doc with a right kind of approach. If someone manages to figure out that approach for the example above, please send it to me as an email / post it to the other thread that is open.
Apr
24
comment How to convert a scientific manuscript to MS Word for a coauthor review
My best bet so far is to use Adobe Acrobat X Pro and convert the pdf to doc. This reproduces all the features (except the equation, which comes but not perfectly), but makes the font look weird. It doesn't help to change the font in Word. It remains uneven for some reason.