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Apr
7
comment mhchem ver.4 not working after update! Control sequence undefined
@DavidCarlisle: Thank you so much for that comment, it fixed a problem I was having.
Mar
21
accepted How to get xcolor colour mixing to work in newcommand
Mar
21
comment How to get xcolor colour mixing to work in newcommand
@Jon: Well that was a stupid typo... Fixes it. Add as an answer please so I can give you the appropriate reputation.
Mar
21
asked How to get xcolor colour mixing to work in newcommand
Mar
1
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
24
comment beamer: frame without decorations, with custom margin
I found I had to use -0.5\leftsidebar to get it to work
Jan
24
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
23
comment Caption on the side of a figure
I found this much the best method. However, there is an issue with the behaviour of minipage and getting the alignment desired between the two elements (I wanted top/top) but this was fixed by adding a dummy line \mbox{}\\[-\baselineskip] immediately inside each minipage so it had a line to hang the alignment on.
Oct
21
comment What are the most common mistakes that beginners of (La)TeX and Friends make?
Books are so last millennium ;) I don't recommend books for learning any programming-like method anymore. What is needed, however, is a good approach to learn-by-Google; it's not enough to simply snag the first half-working snippet and bend it to your needs. You need to be hunting out the reasons behind the code.
Sep
6
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Sep
6
comment tikz: Distribute evenly and randomly circles
@Jake: It's not speedy is it? I've posted another answer based on your code which gives a more deterministic number of circles which you might be interested in.
Sep
6
answered tikz: Distribute evenly and randomly circles
Sep
6
awarded  Commentator
Sep
6
comment tikz: Distribute evenly and randomly circles
Regarding efficiency, there is no reason to calculate the actual distance. You can use a common optimisation from the Games industry and instead compare squared values. Pre-calculate diameter^2 and compare it to the square of the distance between points this avoids the (slow) square root operation on each comparison.
Jul
30
accepted TexStudio gives 'Could not start command' with my custom build script
Jul
21
answered TexStudio gives 'Could not start command' with my custom build script
Jul
21
comment TexStudio gives 'Could not start command' with my custom build script
It's not getting as far as running build.command so what's in it makes no difference, does it? Actually, though, that's given me an idea.
Jul
21
asked TexStudio gives 'Could not start command' with my custom build script
Jul
12
comment My phd supervisor wants me to use Word because they can't edit LaTeX. What to do?
Sadly I agree, while I'd rather use Latex for most things the fact is that while it's better in theory for collaboration the speedbump of learning how is too much for most people.