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answered How to write two equations as part of one equation?
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awarded  Yearling
Jul
15
comment Fairly large document sometimes won't compile
There are other temporary files, not just the .aux file, that can cause problems on subsequent compilations. Have you tried deleting all the other temporary files? I think there's a good chance that fixes the problem, although I can't say which file or exactly what in it causes the problem without at least seeing the compilation output. (For that reason I don't think this constitutes an answer)
Jul
9
comment Tikz primitive with scale factor of zero does not vanish
That would work for a text node, I suppose, but not for a drawn or filled path.
Jul
9
answered Tikz primitive with scale factor of zero does not vanish
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
28
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
26
accepted Is there a compact way to set the same default for multiple pgfkeys?
Jun
26
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
26
revised Showing labels only at edge of grouped PGF plots
clarify example to show that labels are not the same along each axis
Jun
26
comment Showing labels only at edge of grouped PGF plots
Thanks for pointing out the mistake; I fixed it. My issue is that the plots in the first row have a different y axis label from the plots in the second row. I've edited the question to reflect this. As far as I know, there is no way to specify a label for selected plots in the groupplot options, so this solution doesn't work for me. (I have other instances where the plots all have the same label and in those cases, this is exactly what I do.)
Jun
26
revised Showing labels only at edge of grouped PGF plots
fix incorrect value of "xlabels at" option
Jun
25
asked Showing labels only at edge of grouped PGF plots
Jun
25
comment Is there a compact way to set the same default for multiple pgfkeys?
That could work, though it will take some thought because the code (actually a style) for each of these keys is nontrivially different - they don't all follow a shared structure to the extent shown in the example. Still probably saves some keystrokes.
Jun
25
comment Is there a compact way to set the same default for multiple pgfkeys?
Not a problem, because I'm using tikz anyway (the loading of pgfkeys is just to keep the example minimal)
Jun
25
revised Is there a compact way to set the same default for multiple pgfkeys?
added 254 characters in body
Jun
25
asked Is there a compact way to set the same default for multiple pgfkeys?
Jun
22
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
19
comment Making cards for Magic: The Gathering and similar card games
Not that this is a bad question to ask, but in practice, why not use Magic Set Editor? Despite the name I believe it can work with customized templates for other card games.
Jun
15
comment Using \foreach to generate functions
Yes, but my point is, whatever your actual functions are, consider finding their maximum symbolically. You can construct a piecewise function with ifthenelse. As far as I know, you can't use \foreach in a mathematical expression, so I'd suspect it's impossible to do what you want to do without implementing your function in TeX.