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I'm just a single point on a complex plane. I'm not the strongest species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. I always feel restless despite being in the safe zone. You can't teach me anything, but you can stimulate me to think! I am a detail-oriented analyst and interested in almost everything. Consistency, optimization, best-practice, & perfection are always my first priority in mind! Therefore by my questions & answers you'll fully recognize me. I can tell you more but then I have to kill you.

I distribute my rep in bounties as spending money for my & your pleasure is more meaningful than saving money in a bank & abandoning it unused.

"If you're an underdog, mentally disabled, physically disabled, if you don't fit in, if you're not as pretty as the others, you can still be a hero, read TEXBook!"

"Motivation isn't enough. If you've an idiot & you motivate him, now you've a motivated idiot."

Learning (La)TeX, PSTricks, & PGF/TikZ is similar to learning how to swim or drive a car. You don’t get the full benefit by watching someone else do it. Your own fingers must get involved.

Don't be lukewarm! If you cannot be the best, be the worst!

Beauty without intelligence is a masterpiece painted on a toilet paper.

For every problem, there is always a solution that is simple, neat, but wrong.

Best practices

  1. Use pdflatex \input{filename} instead of pdflatex filename.
  2. Don't specify the file extension in \includegraphics.
  3. Divide your project into a main & smaller input files & compile the main with pdflatex.
  4. Put each code snippet 4 either drawing a diagram or making a table into a standalone input file & compile it to produce a PDF.
  5. Define global macros 4 often-used materials, put them into a separate package thereby changing the macros in one place will effect the whole document.
  6. Remove unnecessary packages.
  7. Don't mix different series, families, font size, & shapes, ESPECIALLY IN ONE SENTENCE.
  8. Obey.

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1h
revised Why do I get black areas instead of pattern fills when compiling with xelatex?
The bug has been killed.
2h
comment How to make the main ticks of \psgraph get aligned with the main grids of \psgrid?
This layout is a mandatory requirement rather than a trivial, bombastic setting.
2h
comment How to make the main ticks of \psgraph get aligned with the main grids of \psgrid?
How can we get exactly the same output as mine (click) with psgrid and gridpara keys defined in the latest pst-plot? I think it is not possible, is it?
3h
asked Is it possible to use \only to conditionally enable key-value pairs of a macro?
1d
comment How can I draw this cycloid diagram with TikZ?
\curvepnode can also be used here to simplify the code.
1d
answered How can I draw this cycloid diagram with TikZ?
1d
comment Drawing the projection of a vector on the other
The answer of this question was already prepared several decade agos, here (click). Hopefully it helps you.
1d
revised How to draw a line passing through a point and perpendicular to another?
added 899 characters in body
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awarded  Popular Question
2d
revised PS-Tricks + Beamer Problem
added 103 characters in body
2d
answered PS-Tricks + Beamer Problem
2d
revised Why do I get black areas instead of pattern fills when compiling with xelatex?
Rephrasing the title to be more specific to the problem in question.
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suggested suggested edit on Why do I get black areas instead of pattern fills when compiling with xelatex?
Aug
17
comment Showcase of optical illusions made with TeX/LaTeX/LuaTeX/ConTeXt
-1 is enough to show that this illusion is very good.
Aug
17
answered Why do I get black areas instead of pattern fills when compiling with xelatex?
Aug
17
answered How can I draw this reservoir diagram with TikZ?
Aug
17
comment How can I draw this reservoir diagram with TikZ?
The flowing liquid should form a parabolic trajectory, IMHO.
Aug
15
awarded  Necromancer
Aug
15
comment Showcase of optical illusions made with TeX/LaTeX/LuaTeX/ConTeXt
@Aditya: Because I had no time to convert the image which is in JPG to EPS if I used PSTricks with latex-dvips-ps2pdf sequence.
Aug
15
answered Showcase of optical illusions made with TeX/LaTeX/LuaTeX/ConTeXt