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A computer scientist at heart with a conviction for deduction.

I'm a poor mathematician but pretty decent with TeX. Let me return the favor!

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Check out my blog over on @GitHub! It has (or will have) a lot of good resources:

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comment preamble search
@cfr is right; the tendency to lug around 'a' preamble – one that you use over and over again from one document to the next – is a pretty poor practice that becomes absolutely unmaintainable down the line. Thus, I would dare to say that most LaTeX enthusiasts do not carry around 'a' preamble. If you tell us what kind of document you are writing, we can give suggestions in chat – at any rate, this isn't a question with a real 'answer' we can provide.
Dec
23
revised Brainf**k Interpreter in LaTeX
No need for a tag – it would most certainly be pruned.
Dec
22
comment create two column resume with extra data on right column
As for your question, what have you tried? Try creating a skeleton document that has sort-of the layout you want.
Dec
22
comment create two column resume with extra data on right column
Also, welcome to TeX.SX! You can have a look at our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format.
Dec
22
comment How to write Hindi numbers within Arabic text in Emacs 24?
Better to ask on Emacs.SE; this doesn't have much to do with TeX.
Dec
22
comment Exam class: answerspace for students same space as printed answers
Also, @bert -- Use the same account for all your StackExchange stuff (TeX.SX being part of StackExchange). It will make your life much easier, trust me :)
Dec
20
comment Circuit Macros Errors with DPIC
Closevoters: Give the OP a chance to respond to @Uwe's comment.
Dec
20
comment Circuit Macros Errors with DPIC
Are we to understand this error occurs during the initial macro expansion with M4? In addition to an MWE, it would be very helpful to know where you're downloading these files from. There is probably documentation that you may not have found.
Dec
20
revised Circuit Macros Errors with DPIC
added 33 characters in body; edited title
Dec
20
comment LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years
This could potentially be a good resource to have, but I just don't think it fits the site very well. It could perhaps be a community-wiki answer, but we would certainly be circumventing the spirit of StackExchange in the interest of the resource.
Dec
20
reviewed Close Tikz: Curved parallel arrow around a circle
Dec
20
reviewed Close Problem with LaTeX
Dec
20
comment Problem with LaTeX
It's possible there is some sort of control character there. Start with line 7: copy and paste the code you've put here online back into your editor. Just something to try. (Also ensure that you've deleted all files generated by compilation.)
Dec
19
comment Is LaTeX THE best typygraphic software?
@Gaussler The question could also be said to be out-of-scope: an entire book could be written on this. In fact, entire books have been written on this or to this effect. The question of 'some WYSIWYG would surely have overtaken TeX' is ill-conceived. The algorithm is still far too slow to be embedded in a real-time piece of WYSIWYG editing software and far too volatile. It would drive me crazy to have floats move about constantly for changes in body text. I want this floating behavior, but it would quickly become a distraction.
Dec
19
reviewed Close About the list of tables and header in memoir type of classicthesis
Dec
19
comment A TeX math font for Helvetica Neue?
@tohecz Whoops, yes – math support is important, but I don't think it's very particular to TeX. My apologies for that.
Dec
19
comment A TeX math font for Helvetica Neue?
This would be better to ask in the chat room of TeX.SE or of Graphic Design – you really can use any font with TeX, so there's no technical limitation. That said, I'm wondering whether the 'not ask and say you did' approach will work here :) Personally sounds like an awful choice for body text.
Dec
18
comment Metapost won't compile from the command line
(To validate Ulrike's guess, Notepad will add .txt as an extension unless you explicitly tell it not to do so.)
Dec
18
revised LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years
deleted 5 characters in body
Dec
18
comment Metapost won't compile from the command line
See also tex.stackexchange.com/q/107489/17423