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I love LaTeX, and I especially enjoy drawing diagrams in tikz.

Here is a stripped down version of my preamble with some of my most used packages:

\usepackage{amsmath,amssymb,amsthm,amsfonts,bm}
\usepackage{array} % for better arrays (eg matrices) in maths
\usepackage{color}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{float} % To get the placement H for figures
\usepackage{tikz,pgfplots}
\usetikzlibrary{positioning,shapes,shadows,arrows,fit, decorations}
\usepackage[a4paper,top=1.75truecm,bottom=1.75truecm,left=1.75truecm,right=1.75truecm]{geometry}
\usepackage[parfill]{parskip}
\usepackage[bookmarks]{hyperref}
\hypersetup{colorlinks=true, pagebackref=page, citecolor=blue, menucolor=red}
\usepackage{natbib} 
\usepackage{hypernat} 

Another package I find really useful but that is not there is standalone.


Feb
13
comment Consistently specify a Function and use it for computation and plotting
Don't you hate it when you spend 30 minutes writing up a question only to realise there is another one which gives you exactly what you need?
Feb
11
revised How to define the badness of a river?
minor typo
Feb
8
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
7
awarded  Great Question
Jan
23
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
23
comment Use caption and long description for figure
The only problem for this is that the small text will be centred, and I prefer it justified. I used the package caption and I quite liked it.
Jan
22
revised How can I explain the meaning of LaTeX to my grandma?
a couple of typos
Jan
22
awarded  Famous Question
Jan
20
comment Use whizzyTeX with emacs on Windows
Sorry, I deleted my comment. The instructions I had were for the Mac...
Jan
17
comment Justification error in report format
For your code to be a MWE you should exclude all packages that are irrelevant to replicate your problem.
Jan
16
comment How do I print '~' in LaTeX?
Karina, have a look at the question linked by Scott and let us know if it doesn't answer your question. If it does, your question will be closed to keep the place tidy.
Jan
16
awarded  Strunk & White
Jan
16
revised How to put white line separator for cell/column?
Fixed spelling of title
Jan
13
comment Extra space added after equation when it is coloured
@HendrikVogt I will try that, thanks
Jan
13
accepted Extra space added after equation when it is coloured
Jan
13
comment Extra space added after equation when it is coloured
@cmhughes It seems to mess up with the alignment. I tried with the equations I am typesetting and look at the difference: dl.dropbox.com/u/1885087/cmhughes.png
Jan
13
comment Extra space added after equation when it is coloured
@cmhughes But gather doesn't provide alignment?! I want the first equation to be independent and not aligned with the set of equations that comes afterwards, which should in turn be aligned with each other. Gather does not allow one to put equation and align inside it, does it?
Jan
13
comment Extra space added after equation when it is coloured
@hpesoj626 Great! I believe this then qualifies my question as a duplicate, so feel free to close this one.
Jan
13
comment Extra space added after equation when it is coloured
@cmhughes I hadn't heard of gather before. I will check it out. I am also happy for this question to be closed given the related questions and the many suggestions given.