11,257 reputation
42691
bio website seanallred.com
location Maryland
age 21
visits member for 2 years, 5 months
seen 5 hours ago

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!

TeX.SE rules.

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

  • StackExchange markdown reference (to link; things like explicit syntax highlighting and a short rundown of markdown)
  • Recommended TeX resources and editors

Insanely curious, slightly snarky, and a little absent-minded.

Recommended resources:

Recommended editors:


5h
reviewed Close Can't find my <F5> mapping in vim-latex?
Jan
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
21
comment LaTeX Layouting
Perhaps it would be easier to understand if you shared shy you're going for this layout. Abstracted definitions are important, but it's not really what people can usually work with intuitively.
Jan
21
revised How do I print out dates in YYYY-MMM-DD format?
added 799 characters in body
Jan
21
comment How do I print out dates in YYYY-MMM-DD format?
You would have to ask OP. I imagine you can change it. I've added a way to patch.
Jan
21
revised How do I print out dates in YYYY-MMM-DD format?
added 473 characters in body
Jan
21
answered How do I print out dates in YYYY-MMM-DD format?
Jan
21
comment How do I print out dates in YYYY-MMM-DD format?
What kind of data do you have? And check out the datetime package.
Jan
21
comment LaTeX package for typesetting computer science diagrams i.e. linked list
Well, given that OP hasn't been seen in three months, I guess this question should be closed for now. I'll post something here if I ever find the time to implement something like this – it's an interesting proposal.
Jan
21
reviewed Close How can I use Helvetica Light or Neue in moderncv?
Jan
21
reviewed Leave Open LaTeX package for typesetting computer science diagrams i.e. linked list
Jan
21
comment LaTeX package for typesetting computer science diagrams i.e. linked list
@Clément Almost all of these are directed graphs, so this is easily done with the automata library in TikZ. However, OP is looking for a domain-specific language in which to express these ideas. Personally, I don't believe such a language exists, but I would find it a nice challenge to implement a such a language given example syntax ;) Please edit your question to be more specific.
Jan
21
comment Drawing gamma function in LaTeX
I suppose the implication is that GAMMA is a built-in function? neat!
Jan
20
comment Why does the same TeX file generate PDF file with different page margins?
Did you specify the paper size in the \documentclass directive or in \usepackage[…]{geometry}? Systems can be set up with different defaults depending on preferences set during install.
Jan
20
comment Confusions about package management system in TeX Live
It's important to note that, while I don't have time to provide a full answer, I know it is not related to LaTeX3 (an ongoing and unfinished project) or to emacs or auctex. AUCTeX is a software suite for Emacs, it has no inherent knowledge of the details of the host's TeX distribution (to my knowledge). I have edited the tags appropriately.
Jan
20
revised Confusions about package management system in TeX Live
edited tags
Jan
20
comment How to install and run beamer theme on MikeTeX 2.9
If you wish, you may ask a different question specifically asking how to do this for this theme specifically. If you do this, though, you should post a minimal working example (MWE) so others can more easily help.
Jan
20
comment How to install and run beamer theme on MikeTeX 2.9
You will have to download Gill Sans (and any other fonts it wants) from the web or configure the theme to use a different font. \setmainfont and \setsansfont should be sufficient; see these lines. Basically, replace instances of Gill Sans with a font you have installed :)
Jan
20
comment How to install and run beamer theme on MikeTeX 2.9
Are you sure TeXmaker was actually switching the engines? Can you edit-in exactly how you were compiling? You may be making a setting, but not actually applying it. (That's the trouble with some interfaces -- you can never be sure of when settings are actually set.)
Jan
20
comment How to install and run beamer theme on MikeTeX 2.9
What happened when you switched engines? This problem would have been fixed -- did you run into another?