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Just can’t get used to em dashes in English typography …


Feb
23
comment Factorial (or, even better, binomial coefficient) function
I think using Lua is actually a pretty smart move in this case since TeX is a) slow as intercourse and more importantly b) runs out of bits pretty quickly when doing computations with large numbers (so quickly in fact that for most ingenious implementations of functions here on tex.SX, a stupid boring lookup table would have done the job just as well).
Feb
23
revised Why can't I get the height of my memoir typeblock right?
added some comments to the code to explain the magic numbers it uses
Feb
23
comment When the left-right parenthesis is too big, how to make it smaller?
@user46728 Yep, so it's not a minimum working example, technically. But this is definitely more helpful than the fragment you originally posted and the great number of useful answers you got probably speak to this :)
Feb
23
comment When the left-right parenthesis is too big, how to make it smaller?
Instead of \left and \right, you can use manual sizing commands. See here en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Mathematics#Manual_sizing BTW, welcome to tex.SX; it is customary here to post so called minimal working examples (MWEs) which are complete, compilable documents demonstrating your issue.
Feb
23
comment How to link two terms in math mode
I wouldn't use a square center dot as an operator. It's too subtle a difference. Except if it's just the look of the center dot in your font. Then it's still questionable in my mind but it becomes a matter of taste, not of readability ;)
Feb
16
revised Why can't I get the height of my memoir typeblock right?
fixed typo
Feb
16
accepted Why can't I get the height of my memoir typeblock right?
Feb
14
comment How to get thumbnails in a list of figures?
That looks pretty nice. I think I'd also introduce a height= argument to prevent portrait images from becoming too large but overall, this seems pretty neat :) One thing is troubling though .... collision avoidance in planes doesn't even use hex grids? ;)
Feb
14
awarded  Good Question
Feb
7
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
6
comment Make beamer not look like beamer
@percusse Can't say it is. The default beamer themes, i.e. the city-named all look very similar and very ... functional (if you call packing slides with meta information "functional").
Feb
6
awarded  Custodian
Feb
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Kile: how to use shortcut to compile the root file directly?
Feb
6
comment how to stop Kile (the editor) from automatically adding quote mark?
I don't know how to switch it off but I can tell you that you can safely re-enable "Automatically insert opening and closing double quotes for LaTeX". It really only takes care of double quotes. I have it enabled and my Kile does not show the behaviour you describe. Did you look for a weird extension that might be doing this?
Feb
6
comment How to rotate head row cell entries of pgfplotstable
Did you remember the key in the mean time? It seems relevant for tex.stackexchange.com/questions/99121/… too, where a different but equally kludgy solution was given.
Feb
6
comment Pgfplotstable header in bold
Ok no, forget it, .style doesn't exist, only .code and there you have to reimplement the default behaviour plus what you'd like it to do (see page 22 of the documentation). Hardly a good way to solve this problem.
Feb
6
comment Pgfplotstable header in bold
This answer hints at a somewhat simpler way to do this: tex.stackexchange.com/a/76338/13450 every head row/.style={typeset cell/.style={...}} But still ...
Feb
6
comment Pgfplotstable header in bold
Nothing against your solution but there should really be a better way to put a font command into every header cell in pgfplotstable. I mean it's a fairly common requirement, isn't it?
Feb
5
comment How to draw backslash in a certain way
If you want to have code that behaves nicely under various conditions, I would adapt the code in nicefrac.sty to your needs. You'll have to mirror the lengths and replace the / by either \backslash or \diagdown or \reflectbox{/} but it should be relatively straightforward.
Feb
5
comment Ideal width of figures compared to the text width
What I can say is that figure width = text width is not unprofessional. It is very common, practical, leads to a calm look and the only times I usually divert from this is when the figure is so high that it would look huge on the page. Resolution might be another reason to keep an image smaller (but not a very good one unless you know the resolution of the output device). In general, for anything landscape just go with the text width unless you have very particular design principles in your document but then you wouldn't have to ask this question :)