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Apr
30
comment How can I write multiple lines in a subscript?
Why do you have 3 backslashes where the ... nvm, I see now. I feel this answer would be better with some spacing for readability. Also, I believe the answer would be improved if it were pointed out that \substack was designed for this very purpose. (It was right?)
Mar
31
comment How to make a real apostrophe or single-quote in LaTeX
What counts as verbatim mode? Is that "regular" text, when I'm not in math mode?
Mar
13
comment Display ' apostrophe
Perfect! It took reading through so many pages of COMPLICATED answers to find this simple solution. Now I can define a new command for the rare times I want this: \newcommand*\vtick{\textsc{\char13}} and then just place \vtick in my document where I want it to appear.
Mar
13
comment How to make a real apostrophe or single-quote in LaTeX
If I understand this right, it seems using the upquote package will change all apostrophes? Yikes. That's not what I want. In most places, the slanted apostrophe looks nice for indicating derivatives, but I'd like to be able to control the occasional vertical apostrophe.
Mar
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Feb
15
comment Find out which packages are used
That's basically my process right now, remove a \usepackageline, compile, check for error, rinse, repeat. At least this process is of order O(n).
Feb
13
comment Find out which packages are used
Great answer. Is there a way to only get the 1st level? As in only those that I've explicitly specified in the TeX file, and not those loaded because a package I've used needs them? Over time, changes occur and you can have quite a list of packages at the top of the document, but I'm not longer making use of maybe 10% of them.
Jan
8
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Sep
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Apr
27
comment Is it ever bad to use \left and \right?
Yes, larger has drawbacks. On your last point, I wasn't trying to imply that it wouldn't be clear or the reader wouldn't understand. I was indicating that the part of my brain that deals with a physical 3D world, distracts the part of my brain that deals with abstract equations. I can read the first faster. Internal conflict or at least multi-tasking slows down my ability to process the second. Not to a snails pace certainly, but "slightly longer" when you're talking about sub-second timing can mean ~1.5 - 3 times longer.
Apr
27
comment Is it ever bad to use \left and \right?
Yes. :-) I take your point that conceptually they are at the same level, but they're not being applied the same. If there's a reason to use parentheses to place them at different levels (as in the example), I find it a mental assist to emphasize the separation of the operations. It also helps me pair-match quickly, when each pair is a different size. And lastly, I find the way the t exponent sticks out of the outer parenthesis unaesthetic. (And the way the inner t hangs out of the bottom of its own parentheses, but that's not worth the effort, so I breathe and move on.)
Apr
27
comment Is it ever bad to use \left and \right?
Your ((a+b)(c+d)) is the first example I've seen where \left( ... \right) didn't chose the sizing I'd want it to. Even in the second example, I prefer it over \biggl( ... \bigr) because they leave the i=1 hanging out, making it look like it's not part of the expression, or like it may "fall away".
Apr
27
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Apr
27
comment Is it ever bad to use \left and \right?
@PrzemysławScherwentke But rules are not laws, and they're just made up by someone. I find the first natural and graceful. The second clunky and distracting.
Apr
27
comment Is it ever bad to use \left and \right?
I find the 2nd one to be distracting, and much prefer the first.
Apr
27
comment Is it ever bad to use \left and \right?
Your bullets all say "it", but it's not clear to me whether your pronoun is referencing \left( ... \right( or ( ... ), or something else (singular), since they are plural.
Apr
19
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Apr
19
accepted What is the TeX/LaTeX symbol for subgroup (not normal subgroup)?
Apr
13
comment What is the TeX/LaTeX symbol for subgroup (not normal subgroup)?
@cfr Different meaning indeed. I see how that would change the connotation of my statement. Although, I disagree with Oxford Dictionary's claim that in North America, use of the word moot has anything to do with uncertainty. It has more to do with meaningless, or absence of a difference. In fact, when I wrote that, the phrase "a distinction without a difference" was in my head.
Apr
13
comment What is the TeX/LaTeX symbol for subgroup (not normal subgroup)?
@cfr Oh? I'm American, so west. When I was rereading the conversation(s) to ensure I understood everything presented, I saw that my original verbiage could be interpreted as emotionally charged, so I was simply looking for a similar word without the emotional connotation.