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bio website nicolasessisbreton.com
location Montreal, Canada
age 30
visits member for 2 years, 2 months
seen Sep 15 at 23:19

I'm a graduate math student at Concordia University, Montreal.


Oct
20
comment How to typeset the 'i' used for imbedding?
Yes, it's \iota. Thanks.
Oct
20
comment How to typeset the 'i' used for imbedding?
@DavidCarlisle I added a pic. I was discourage that detexify couldn't recognize it, and I was afraid to write it myself. Thanks for encouraging me.
Oct
20
comment How to typeset the 'i' used for imbedding?
@DavidCarlisle Unfortunately no.
Aug
16
comment Is there a \newcommand manager program?
With time, your initial comment sank in me, and I now reserved macro for case of major semantic. Thank you, and also the other members, for teaching me the right path.
Mar
29
comment Preprocessing Latex: What is your workflow? Your tools?
@DavidCarlisle Oh whoa! I'm a very average tex user. I've an interest in preprocessing technics people use, but I can't come with as good an example as you mentioned.
Mar
29
comment Preprocessing Latex: What is your workflow? Your tools?
@DavidCarlisle It was not easy to write this question. I tried to catch the main points of a preprocessing session. It's true that my epsilon example is not so good.
Mar
29
comment Putting text in a box: custom box : different color for each line
Wonderfull! Thank you.
Feb
3
comment Is there a \newcommand manager program?
@egreg Yes, it looks like a contracdiction. I mean I know what \axnzn means, but I always forget if I already defined or not \aynzn. Also, checking this is tedious. I guess clarity is a subjective matter. Still, our discussion effortlessly use \aznyn without ambiguity.
Feb
3
comment Is there a \newcommand manager program?
@BenediktBauer I understand your point, I was afraid of this side effect, when I begin using this method. But, after using it for while, I found my latex code is expressive. Somehow, the exact definition of the command doesn't matter. When I write on sequence I know what I mean by \xn, so if I want to talk about convergence of \xn - \zn, the meaning guide me in the \newcommand maze. As for clarity, define \axnzn as \left| x_n - z_n \right|. Then, a phrase like "If \axnzn is small then \axnyn is small" (note the yn), is really clear.
Jan
30
comment Flexible parenthesing command
@jfbu Your post help a lot to understand tex programming. I understand that the code has limitation, but this is also a lesson your post teach. Thank you.
Jan
30
comment Flexible parenthesing command
@egreg Maybe this deserves another question. Why are latex parsing rules so different than programming language parsing rules? Is it for compilation speed? In a python world say, \p(f(2)) would be \left( f(2) \right).
Jan
30
comment Flexible parenthesing command
If you can add the "middle thing", it would help. I try to compare with egreg's code. But as I am new to this stuff it's hard.
Jan
30
comment Flexible parenthesing command
@Mico Yes, I might do \p[f(2)]
Aug
7
comment Bibliography style: author format
I try your suggestion, but I get natbib error: bibliography not compatible with author-year citations. Should the author name be written in a certain format?