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Interested in web standards, semantics, communication, history of science, and the - uh - universe...

Increasingly disillusioned by Stack Overflow and the rest of the Stack Exchange system, for reasons overlapping those articulated here by Michael Richter and here* by Benjamin Mako Hill.

*Stack Exchange sites are worse than GitHub in this respect.


Jul
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comment Is it possible to use the verbatim environment in an XY-pic node?
@Jake, that said, if you think demonstrating research effort should be a criterion for this or any other Stack Exchange site, I guess you could lobby for the relevant FAQ page(s) to be amended accordingly.
Jul
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revised Is it possible to use the verbatim environment in an XY-pic node?
Additional correction
Jul
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comment Is it possible to use the verbatim environment in an XY-pic node?
@Jake, the FAQ says: "To help people answer your question quickly and precisely, remember to ask clear questions and, if possible, to include a small example of code that shows the problem that you want to solve. ... You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face." I think my question as originally posed met all these criteria (since IMO the code example decreases the clarity in this case). There's no mention in the FAQ of a need to demonstrate original research. Upvotes are nice, but answers matter more.
Jul
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revised Is it possible to use the verbatim environment in an XY-pic node?
Fleshed out with code
Jul
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revised Is it possible to use the `verbatim` environment in a dot2tex node?
Forgot \usepackage{verbatim}
Jul
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revised Is it possible to use the verbatim environment in an XY-pic node?
Clarified
Jul
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revised Is it possible to use the `verbatim` environment in a dot2tex node?
Excised extraneous remark
Jul
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revised Is it possible to use the `verbatim` environment in a dot2tex node?
Expanded; provided MWE
Jul
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comment Is it possible to use the verbatim environment in an XY-pic node?
@mhp, since when was that a criterion for Stack Exchange sites?
Jul
2
comment Edit TikZ Chains to add labels and maintain the option to add individual styles
I've added a feature request to TikZ for this. Feel free to improve it with comments!
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Jun
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comment Is it possible to use the verbatim environment in an XY-pic node?
@UlrikeFischer, surely the whole point of asking a question like this is to find out how (best) to do something. I.e. I want a good solution, but not necessarily a solution based on a failed (and perhaps quite misguided) attempt of my own. So for this sort of question, I'd rather not risk distracting people by providing such.
Jun
30
comment Is it possible to use the verbatim environment in an XY-pic node?
@egreg, "What kind of verbatim?" The \begin{verbatim}...\end{verbatim} kind. This must have been obvious enough, as David Carlisle below was apparently able to infer it without difficulty. "Where?" In an XY-pic node, as clearly stated in the question. I don't see how the size of the XY-pic package, nor the fact that it provides other features besides nodes, makes this part of my question unclear.
Jun
30
comment Is it possible to use the verbatim environment in an XY-pic node?
Thanks for your answer. I tried to turn your snippet into a MWE, but without success. Would you mind expanding it into one? If so, I'll gladly mark this answer as accepted!
Jun
29
comment Is it possible to use the verbatim environment in an XY-pic node?
If the question is clear, concise and answerable, why bloat it with a non-working example?
Jun
29
comment Is it possible to use the `verbatim` environment in a dot2tex node?
I should add that I'm particularly interested in being able to put multi-line code blocks or ASCII art into dot2tex nodes, preferably within a single \begin{verbatim} ... \end{verbatim} pair (or equivalent), instead of having to use \verb|foo|\\\verb|bar|, because the more lines the block contains, the more cumbersome the latter becomes.
Jun
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revised Is it possible to use the verbatim environment in an XY-pic node?
formatting
Jun
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comment Is it possible to use the `verbatim` environment in a dot2tex node?
Your example works, but both this: echo 'digraph G {a_0 [texlbl="\begin{verbatim}XY\end{verbatim}"] a_1 [texlbl="$x$"] a_0 -> a_1}' > tmp.dot ; dot2tex tmp.dot > tmp.tex; pdflatex tmp and also this: echo 'digraph G {d2tdocpreamble = "\usepackage{verbatim}"; a_0 [texlbl="\begin{verbatim}XY\end{verbatim}"] a_1 [texlbl="$x$"] a_0 -> a_1}' > tmp.dot ; dot2tex tmp.dot > tmp.tex; pdflatex tmp fail with the message ! LaTeX Error: Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item. So I'd be grateful for a fuller answer :)
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