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bio website dbrgn.ch
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seen Sep 30 at 7:51

I'm a software engineer from Switzerland. I especially enjoy working with Python and Django.

I usually post my OSS Code at https://github.com/dbrgn.


Jan
13
awarded  Self-Learner
Jan
13
accepted Read authors from file
Jan
13
comment Read authors from file
Thanks for your effort, I'll accept your answer :) Two details I noted: It doesn't cut off the part inside the parentheses (but that wasn't strictly required) and if the author list is too long, it gets cut off. I worked around that by using \\ as a separator, but a generic approach that would work with commas too would be nicer. Also, I think it would probably be cleaner to simply "return" the text to be used inside \author, so that the user could still process it, don't you think?
Jan
13
awarded  Teacher
Jan
13
answered Read authors from file
Jan
13
awarded  Editor
Jan
13
comment Read authors from file
This looks nice, but the requirement of LaTeX3 is a disadvantage, as many people still use Texlive2009 (which afaik doesn't ship LaTeX packages).
Jan
13
revised Read authors from file
added 109 characters in body
Jan
13
comment Read authors from file
Thanks for the answer, this looks interesting. I guess this wouldn't work if the contributors have middle names (like John Michael Doe (jmdoe), right? Would there be a fix for that? (Sorry for not clarifying that from the beginning...)
Jan
13
comment Read authors from file
@EthanBolker Thanks, that's a very good point that I totally forgot about :) Still, if there is a native TeX solution that would be nice.
Jan
13
asked Read authors from file
Jan
12
accepted Distribute LaTeX Package with Document
Jan
12
comment Distribute LaTeX Package with Document
@Herbert oh, it worked by putting the *.sty files (there were two of them) directly in my project root. But as far as I know, a package can also contain other files besides *.sty, is that right? Is there a way to keep package files together in a directory, instead of adding all of them to the current directory? In any case, if you put this information in a proper answer, I'll accept it :)
Jan
12
comment Distribute LaTeX Package with Document
@Herbert that sounds like the perfect solution, but it doesn't seem to work. I added a "texmf" folder to the project folder that looks like this: hastebin.com/xeciramafe.txt Any clue about why it isn't working? (It works if I place that folder in my homedir)
Jan
12
asked Distribute LaTeX Package with Document
Dec
30
awarded  Commentator
Dec
30
comment Table right of TikZ image
Looks great now, thanks all for your help! :) tmp.dbrgn.ch/screenshots/20121230_151437.png
Dec
30
accepted Table right of TikZ image
Dec
30
comment Table right of TikZ image
@BenediktBauer oh, i just realized whitespace matters... at first it didn't align side-by-side. thanks, your example works now.
Dec
30
comment Table right of TikZ image
Thanks for your answer. This seems to work using the standalone documentclass, but not inside the normal scrartcl class. Is there a way to fix this, or do I have to include the standalone file in the main document?