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Just some user who has some questions.


Apr
26
comment How to use declared TikZ functions in \foreach condition?
Ah, my question was not detailed enough. I edited it. I actually need two functions in the range. But \pgfmathresult is only one container.
Apr
25
comment Is usage of \ell instead of l in math mode best practice?
@T.Verron In Germany there are also other norms that have to be used by law. They are mostly compatible to the SI, but in some details they differ (\cdot instead of \times: 2 \cdot 10^5 instead of 2 \times 10^5). For liter several symbols are officially (l, L and \ell) allowed, but \ell is the most common from historical reasons.
Apr
25
comment Is usage of \ell instead of l in math mode best practice?
If \ell can/should be used for liters also depends on the country, you are in. In German-speaking countries the \ell is commonly used for liters in all places, while in English speaking countries it's not.
Apr
25
comment Is usage of \ell instead of l in math mode best practice?
@ergeg But there are use cases when a specific symbol is common in a physics or mathematics group or theory. The symbol produced by \ell is common in statistical mechanics, for example, where the non-usage of it could leed to confusion in the community. Another example would be the distinction between the angular momentum in classical (l) and quantum mechanics (\ell), which is often made by choosing different symbols for the same letter.
Apr
25
comment Compile time optimized “area under analytical curve” plotting with pgfplots?
@MarcoDaniel Yes, if you just want to ad hoc fix or "workaround" the compilation time. But coming from a C++ background, I'd still like to produce optimized code that does not need precompiled stuff. ;)
Apr
23
comment Professional slashbox alternative
These two (first prefered) look best by far, IMHO, compared to all other answers.
Apr
22
comment How to change part and chapter pages on KOMA-Script?
@MarcoDaniel I'm not yet sure about the layout. I hoped to learn how/where to change the layout at all to try some designs out. I have no problems with "low-level stuff" myself (redefining commands), if I just knew which ones are important. ;)
Apr
22
comment How to find out how many chapters are in a part?
Thank you very much. :)
Apr
22
comment How to make the math font slightly thicker?
So, there's no pdfLaTeX way?
Apr
22
comment How to make the math font slightly thicker?
@egreg fourier + tgschola looks a lot different from fouriernc (both in text and in math). I like tgschola much more. But the "officially" matching fourier has some rather big spaces on some sub- and superscript combinations that look rather strange without lots of manually tweaking. That's why I wanted to try something different.
Apr
21
comment Are the TeX Gyre fonts designed to match each other?
@Herbert The Font Catalogue lists them without math support. And the TeX Gyre Pagella Math and the TeX Gyre Termes Math (the only two TeX Gyre with math support yet) don't work with pdfLaTeX (which I'm using).
Apr
19
comment Why does scrheadings + tgschola triggers a font shape warning?
Thank you very much. :)
Apr
19
comment Why does scrheadings + tgschola triggers a font shape warning?
@egreg Ah, now I got it. Didn't know that empty headings get printed, I thought it gets skipped. If you write your comment as an answer I'll accept it. :)
Apr
19
comment How to decypher font shape warnings?
Oh, the qcs was just an example in my question. I didn't want to ask without an example, but my question is meant in the most general way. :)
Apr
19
comment Why does scrheadings + tgschola triggers a font shape warning?
@egreg So the warning is thrown even if there's no heading printed, because it's enough that the package could maybe request a specific font shape? Did I get this right?
Apr
19
comment Standalone - \newlabel being written to .log instead of .aux
Did you read the .log file?
Apr
19
comment Do you recognize this math font?
Do you have access to the PDF? Then you coud take a look into the fonts list.
Apr
18
comment Smooth curve through points with pgfplots
Thanks to everyone, but I like this solution most, since I'm using gnuplot already. But I upvoted all solutions, since they are all very good.
Apr
18
comment Smooth curve through points with pgfplots
@Jake done. It does not follow any known mathematical function, however. Just some "random" points.
Apr
18
comment Why/When should I pay attention to warnings?
@Dave Some users address over/underful boxes in their answers and comments. Did you have these in mind when talking about "warnings"? Or only the log output that is explicitly labeled Warning:?