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Feb
22
comment What professions use TeX/LaTeX besides CS?
I had thought CS folks use Microsoft WORD, Excel, Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and application such as those. I had no idea they use Latex.
Feb
22
comment How to preview LaTeX in Emacs?
none of this works for me. I get error No file _region_.aux.
Feb
20
comment LaTeX beginner's tutorial
But I cannot find any resources online for beginners like me see this question which would help tex.stackexchange.com/questions/11/… "What is the best book to start learning LaTeX?"
Feb
20
comment derivative with respect to a vector
write it as {x,y,z}^T where T is transpose (if it must be a column vector, else leave it as row vector)
Feb
20
comment Squares in Matrix
related also tex.stackexchange.com/questions/125123/… "Are there specialized libraries or packages to draw blocked/partitioned/splitting matrices in Tikz?"
Feb
12
comment Is possible to make LaTeX automatically choose the image size to minimize white space?
I am interested in this also. I have a latex file with lots of images. Managing images in Latex is always hard for me. We need a book on just the subject of using images with Latex.
Feb
10
comment Nice scientific pictures show off
very nice diagram. But I think the force $F_{y_1}$ does appear to be at 90 degree to the side of the beam (if it is meant to be?) or may be it is just me. (one can't use Latex in comments in the Tex forum?)
Feb
9
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Feb
9
comment Nice scientific pictures show off
@NeilG that looks nice. I do not do python myself and do all graphics using Mathematica. About Python, I do not know if you know this, but now one can use Python from within Latex itself. There is a paper on this in the latest Tugboat magazine tug.org/TUGboat/Contents/contents34-3.html (see PythonTeX article) Here is the package itself github.com/gpoore/pythontex "Fast Access to Python from within LaTeX" so may be there is a way to do all this Python coding you do inside Latex now using the above package !
Feb
9
comment Nice scientific pictures show off
@NeilG what about the math annotation on the diagrams when using Python to generate the pdf file? Can you add math equations to the plot from Python as well? i.e. if I want to make a diagram with math on it, will this still be possible using your method?
Feb
9
comment What are the new features in TikZ/pgf 3.0?
Any one knows if there is a build-in support for dimensioning in new Tikz? As in this question asking for: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/14901/…
Feb
6
comment How to convert LaTeX to HTML, keeping formatting of pdf.dvi?
I tried PDF2htmlEX sometimes ago, right after reading about it in in tugboat magazine, I even mambled about it in chatroom here chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/41?m=13262198#13262198 but after testing it more, I found a big problem. The generated HTML worked very well in Firefox, but did not work well at all in Chrome. I also found it hard to ask questions about it and get help about it, since there does not seem to be active forum for it. (can one ask questions about it here for example? most likely no). It does seem very promising though, and I hope it works out.
Feb
1
comment tex4ht: how to make only non-inline math bigger?
I think you are going about this the wrong way. A much better way to do all of this, is to use mathml and not default images for math, and then use mathjax to render the math. See this mathjax.org/demos/scaling-math about how mathjax scales math. What this means is that you do not need to use \DeclareMathSize at all. Just configure tex4ht to use mathml and mathjax will be a better solution than having to deal with sizing math images.
Jan
20
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Jan
11
comment What packages do I need to install in Linux for running Latex?
texlive 2013. no apt package manager needed since you install it directly from tug.org/texlive/acquire-netinstall.html
Jan
9
comment Animations in LaTeX
This is nice. I found it works also if one replaces \documentclass[preview,border={10pt 0pt 10pt 10pt}]{standalone} with just \documentclass{article} to allow more pages in the document. And one can then make animations on different pages and not just one page as the case is with standalone style.
Jan
7
comment A meta-language for LaTeX
@Fran SW 6.0 is for mac, linux and windows. mackichan.com/whatsnew/whatsnew.html (not officially released yet) I do not know what open source has to do with this. Since SW generates Latex that can be compiled as is with texlive, All what you need are those files. If SW goes out of business, you still have your Latex files. As I said, I only use SW for editing. I use texlive and tex4ht for everything else. (compile, html, pdf's) so SW is just a nice GUI editor which makes it very easy to enter math without knowing Latex code. I also do not understand platform issue. Vbox is free?
Jan
6
comment A meta-language for LaTeX
@SeanAllred, I am student, so I bought the student edition. It is only $160 for SW mackichan.com/products/pricing.html#SWPricing but for me, as student, it saved me thousands of hours in time for such tiny amount of money. I'd rather concentrate on the math itself, by seeing it on the screen as I would on paper, rather than concentrate on Latex syntax. I actually do not use paper and pencil much any more to solve something. I just write it on the screen and make all my edits on the screen, since is much easier than on paper (less chance of making an error using copy/paste)
Jan
6
comment A meta-language for LaTeX
The best WYSIWYM for latex is scientific word. The easiest to use. I tired Lyx and BaKoMa, nothing compare to the ease of using SW in terms of editing equations on the screen, copy/paste part of equations, etc... it feels like writing on paper. I do all my HW using SW. If I had to write it all in Latex myself, it will take me 1 year to finish just one HW. SW->Tex, then use texlive to compile, and tex4ht to make HTML.
Jan
6
comment Realistic handwritten document
see tex.stackexchange.com/questions/29402/…