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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.


Nov
20
answered Indentation in AUCTEX and algorithmic package
Oct
3
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
12
comment Error adding new value to LaTeX-math-list with custom function
@giordano, the return values of those two expressions definitely explain why the function call was not working. I think I am bit a clearer, though the return value of (nth 1 '("=" 'my-LaTeX-math-mathbb "" nil)) is still a bit perplexing to me.
Sep
10
comment Error adding new value to LaTeX-math-list with custom function
Thanks @giordano! My lisp skills are still pretty light, so I am still not sure about when I need to quote my variables. Do you have a recommendation for where I could see why this is so? My understanding was that the unquoted expression would evaluate to it's variable value, which would be void. Regardless, I will read a bit and post an answer later explaining the subtlety for future readers.
Sep
10
asked Error adding new value to LaTeX-math-list with custom function
Sep
5
awarded  Yearling
Apr
3
awarded  Nice Question
Nov
14
accepted Defining a new binary operator
Nov
13
asked Defining a new binary operator
Oct
2
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
25
accepted Creating temporary definitions for commands
Sep
25
asked Creating temporary definitions for commands
Sep
25
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.
Sep
25
awarded  Commentator
Sep
25
comment Defining shortcuts
What is the benefit of using \let in this case versus \def?
Sep
19
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?
Sep
17
awarded  Editor
Sep
17
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.
Sep
17
accepted How manually mimic the bullet in the itemize environment?
Sep
17
comment How manually mimic the bullet in the itemize environment?
Other than trial and error, how would I find the right value for \arraystretch?