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I am a Ph.D. student in Operations Research at the Georgia Institute of Technology. I am an avid user of C++, Mathematica, and LaTeX. I benefit a great deal from answers on the Stack Exchange network, and I hope to contribute as much as I can to the growth of this great community.


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accepted Defining a new binary operator
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asked Defining a new binary operator
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accepted Creating temporary definitions for commands
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comment Defining multiple shorthands quickly
I want to add that I am a big fan of what you call "semantic" shortcuts, and I would encourage their use. I often have a list of math commands that are not used to reduce length but to make my intent clearer. This is especially helpful for working across departments, each of which has its own idiomatic requirements for the same mathematical statements.
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comment Defining shortcuts
What is the benefit of using \let in this case versus \def?
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comment How manually mimic the bullet in the itemize environment?
I tried to implement your second example, and I have a problem. In the document class that I am using (res.cls) the value of \parindent is 0in, but my lists are still being indented somewhat, so they do not match in my case. I have tried to determine where this value is stored, but I cannot find it. Do you have any recommendation?
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revised How manually mimic the bullet in the itemize environment?
Clarified the intention of my question and addressed comment about the use of tabularx environment. Change tabularx tag to tables tag, because my question is more general.
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accepted How manually mimic the bullet in the itemize environment?
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comment How manually mimic the bullet in the itemize environment?
Other than trial and error, how would I find the right value for \arraystretch?
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comment How manually mimic the bullet in the itemize environment?
@Fran, you are correct that this post was inspired by my attempts to answer the question that you cited. However, this question is of interest to me independent of the solution to the cited question, because I believe that it'd be useful to understand how to generate spacing that matches a standard list environment, such as itemize.
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comment How manually mimic the bullet in the itemize environment?
I am using the X column as a rough equivalent to \hfill for this purpose. @DavidCarlisle, I will definitely implement one of these solutions. I created this particular tabularx as quick and dirty fix to the question that you cited.
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comment How to create columns within an itemize environment?
I think your solution is the most sophisticated. I am hesitant to use it, though. It uses a good bit more TeX knowledge than I have, but in the long run I would like to go through your example to understand why it works, because I think it could be helpful for some applications.
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comment How to create columns within an itemize environment?
Your solution is quite similar to the one I eventually constructed while waiting for answers. Of course line breaks would be an issue in general, the layout of my resume allowed me to avoid that problem. Your use of primitives in the argument to tabularx is quite interesting. I think I need to learn more about them.
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comment How to create columns within an itemize environment?
Your solution looks like the easiest for me to implement, although I not not familiar with minipage. I may try this, so long as minipage is stable in terms of spacing.