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Postdoc. Interested in TCS, natural computing, synthetic biology.

comment Is it possible to use a macro to name a TikZ node?
Great, nice to know! In one implementation I built the answer in binary with \pretocmd and \edef which worked. Now I know why converting to decimal with \pgfmathbasetodec broke it. I see lots of interesting stuff in expl3. Thanks.
comment Is it possible to use a macro to name a TikZ node?
I am trying to compute a number and then use the number as the name for a TikZ node. I hoped that how the macro is implemented would not matter. I have implemented the function in several different ways, such as recursive macro definitions with edef, TikZ maths, and Tex counters (as shown here). None worked. However <code>\def\myothermacro#1#2{#1AAA#2}</code> works fine I must be doing something bad with Tex.
comment Best practice for maintaining change history in tex
Any thing with the revision-control tag should be useful, such as the following questions: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/161/… tex.stackexchange.com/questions/1325/using-latexdiff-with-git
comment Is there any way to get real-time compilation for LaTeX?
You could set emacs to save every half second and use latexmk -pvc
comment How to reference equations using letters and numbers
Subequations are probably what most other people people will want. In my case I wanted to keep the same counter for all the equations. Your answer lead me to find the command \renewcommand{\theequation}{A\arabic{equation}} which does what I need.
comment How to “stamp” the same text on each page of a document
Exactly what I needed. I combine this with TikZ's ability to reference the current page for absolute positioning of the text (see TikZ 2.0 manual Section 15.13.2).