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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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comment Spell check package for writeLaTeX.com
I don't have the time nor the technical know-how to implement this, but you could read everything from the dictionary into a token list and then, at every word boundary (this is where it gets hairy), grab the last word (up unto the last word boundary) and check for its existence in the token list. Perhaps someone more skilled that I can implement this as an answer :) (assuming there isn't a smarter way)
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comment Spell check package for writeLaTeX.com
My, that would be interesting. It would only reliably work on Unix-based machines though (at least how I'm thinking about it; I've no idea where dictionaries are stored under Windows) and it would be awfully slow—but it could work. Your best approach would be to just use a browser with spell-check though (or some kind of plugin that can penetrate through writeLaTeX's 'defenses' in this case).
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comment How to deal with large numbers in chart axis labels
No, I'm afraid there really isn't. The behavior you describe is exactly what I would want to see done in charts. It should be pretty simple for those in affected fields to draw up counterexamples for you to use. A solid reference you can use is Trees, Maps, and Theorems; it's all about this kind of stuff.
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reviewed Reviewed Confusing missing $
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comment Confusing missing $
You don't need $ inside align; use &= to align at the =. Also, welcome to TeX.SX! You can have a look at our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format.
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comment How to make the word “Reference ” bold while keeping the desired font
@ChristianHupfer I didn't know that scrartcl bolded its section titles. Thus, changing them with titlesec shouldn't be necessary, and possibly makes OP's problem a bit less 'cookie-cutter'.
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comment How to make the word “Reference ” bold while keeping the desired font
See tex.stackexchange.com/q/1455/17423. (EDIT Unnecessary, since scrartcl apparently bolds them. Never used it, didn't know. Thanks Christian!)
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comment How to make the word “Reference ” bold while keeping the desired font
Well, the solution to this problem would be to solve your first problem the right way.
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comment How to make nested fractions bigger?
@Mico Also, I didn't realize the question had already been duped -- you sacrifice a bit when you use the mobile app :) Reading the duped-answer makes a lot of sense now.
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comment How to make nested fractions bigger?
@Mico Why would you say? I would use \cfrac, not only because it is less typing, but because (to me) it seems much more descriptive of the actual mathematics. Is there a disadvantage to using \cfrac that I'm as-of-yet ignorant of?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on pdfTeX warning: “version allowed”
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comment I want to write the examples in non-italic form
Welcome to TeX.SX! Please help us to help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}.
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comment Expansion Issues When Passing TikZ Styles to Macro Created by Macro
@Manuel It turns out that, when used correctly, you can't go from an N-type to a V-type argument. While the syntax was nice, it was semantically incorrect. I've fixed that in an edit :) Thanks!
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comment Expansion Issues When Passing TikZ Styles to Macro Created by Macro
@Manuel I would say you're spot on with making the prototype :Nn (since in the same vein as \tl_const:Nn). I'm now a bit on the fence myself about using a V type argument here as well; this isn't really seen in the existing expl3 interfaces. No, there wouldn't be any problem at all—just more code (technically, you should wrap it with \tl_use:N).
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comment How to make nested fractions bigger?
@Mico can you link it here ? The question may still be duped.