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Coder, algorithm designer, father of two, pizza fanatic, and secret musician.


Jun
1
comment Are there any disadvantages of TeX being Turing complete?
@JoachimSauer Actually, it does. One can count to arbitrary numbers, loop on that count, and branch on variable values. The other can't. Therefore one can be used to dynamically generate CSS in cases where the other can't. So one is only sufficient in cases where you don't need the other, and such cases do exist.
Feb
5
comment Bar plot legend not displaying correctly
Can't think how I missed that, thanks!
Jan
25
comment Pgfplots: Assemble dates from different columns
You can always use create on use with a pgfplotstableset command after you use pgfplotstableread.
Jan
21
comment multiple legends in pgfplot
I'll give this a shot and see how it works. Thanks!
Jan
11
comment Are there any repositories of “killer slides” for Beamer?
@Ben, @Konrad: Oddly, I had the exactly opposite reaction. I fled the productivity killing presentation softwares for Beamer.
Dec
29
comment What packages do people load by default in LaTeX?
Do you know if you can you do that with hg?
Dec
29
comment What packages do people load by default in LaTeX?
@levesque: Tikz has a fairly steep learning curve, but it is beautifully documented and provides rich libraries. I find the vector graphics that I produce in tikz to be superior to those I produced in inkscape. It seems easier on my brain to stay in keyboard mode as well.
Dec
27
comment multiple legends in pgfplot
Added a link to the data files.
Dec
27
comment multiple legends in pgfplot
I understand the convention. The difficulty, in this particular case, is that without the actual data files the preamble doesn't help at all. I will add the style definitions, but it still won't be compilable.
Dec
20
comment multiple legends in pgfplot
I don't see why. The only lines that aren't are \usepackage statements are style definitions, cyclelist definitions, and data references. None of which have anything to do with the problem, and at least some of which wouldn't do you any good without the data.
Dec
10
comment Tex like formatting on blog posts
I'll have to check this out. If this occurs inline than it's the coolest thing ever.
Dec
4
comment Running BibTex from TextMate
That isn't a mistake, actually. I almost never use the same name for my .bib and .tex files. But when you do use different names, you have to put in the command \bibliography{bibname.bib} at the end of your document.
Dec
4
comment Running BibTex from TextMate
What happens if you clean the folder of its aux, bst, etc, run pdflatex and then bibtex (and then pdflatex twice) from the command line?
Dec
3
comment Problem with Table Vertical Alignment
Well, your actual question is: "What did I do wrong?" And the answer seems to be "Nothing. That's the expected behavior." Is that not the answer you're looking for?
Dec
3
comment Line length in fancyvrb
That's true. I've typeset code using pygments in the past, and had great luck with it. In this specific case, I needed line wrap, which is why I asked about line wrap. Listings is working beautifully.
Dec
3
comment Line length in fancyvrb
I could do that. But then I'd have to rewrite all of my code to fit into a specific tech document style. That sounds like a lot more work than just using a different package.
Dec
1
comment Problem with Table Vertical Alignment
After doing some experimenting, I found out that the long text seems to dominate. Everything else is getting aligned the way that it's aligned. Maybe you need to try adding in the multirow environment?
Dec
1
comment multiple legends in pgfplot
As opposed to just making the plot big enough to span two columns. IEEEtrans is a two column page.
Nov
17
comment pdflatex.exe on both dualcore-cores?
Breaking up my large files into multiple small files is absolutely key to my LaTeX sanity. Generally, I have a seperate folder for figures, equations, proofs, sometimes sections. I don't use the subfile package, I just keep a harness.tex file which shares a preamble with the main file, and \input the file I'm working on. Saves me much time and aggravation, and makes using a VCS much more useful. It's also easier to reuse equations and so forth between documents.
Nov
6
comment Number Algorithm floats with dependency (subalgorithms environment)
This works perfectly, with two caveats: as Matthew points out, the \refstecounter{algorithm} line has to be taken out, and the parent algorithm has to be outside the subalgorithms environment. Two simple fixes for an excellent solution!