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comment What is the advantage of using $f^\prime$ instead of $f'$?
@MaxNoe Double quotes don't work in Matlab. String escaping is done with a double quote. So you'd have to write things like 'The symbol f'' is used to represent the first derivative of a function', which looks wrong at a first glance. All things considered, f^\prime doesn't look so bad.
Feb
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answered What does “typeset twice” mean?
Feb
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comment biblatex: Changing key MastersThesis to MPhilThesis
Biblatex has also a generic @thesis type, which makes more sense semantically to me. The net result is the same anyway, one has to specify the type field.
Jan
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answered Subsequential numeration of theorems and equations
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comment How to manually number Chapter number when using \input?
Another workaround is putting the chapter headers in the main file, outside the \input. Just to be clearer, I mean so that your main file would read \chapter{Introduction} \input{chapter1-contents.tex} \chapter{State of the Art} \input{chapter2-contents.tex} ...
Dec
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comment LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years
@T.Verron I agree to that.
Dec
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comment LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years
-1: none of these is a post-2000 improvement.
Dec
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comment LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years
-1: This is not a post-2000 improvement.
Dec
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comment LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years
None of these is a post-2000 improvement.
Dec
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comment LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years
Parsing TeX for converting it to something else is, and has always been, a mess. Sure, if all you have is the occasional \emph{} it works, but otherwise it's nearly impossible. I love the idea behind TeX, but I'd really appreciate a newer typesetting language with a less quirky syntax.
Dec
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comment LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years
Actually I'd say that the one in your fist paragraph is a big disadvantage of Emacs and VIM: their keyboard shortcuts haven't standardized to the same set as the rest of the software ecosystem (ctrl+C, ctrl+V), so you have to retrain your fingers.
Dec
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comment LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years
@barbarabeeton Now that we have pervasive virtualization technology, LaTeX's backward stability and snapshot are much less of a killer feature. It is easy to keep around an old VM with an old version of Word, and then one gets functionally the same results as snapshot with much less hassle.
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revised Increase TeX capacity, as non-root
Added @JuanANavarro's disclaimer to the main text.
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