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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.


comment why first line is missing using fancybox BVerbatim?
I will delete this comment shortly. For getting a quicker response, I have sent a bug report about \psellipticwedge to PSTricks mailing list.
comment Aligning tangents of graphs
Be carefull, foreach leaves unnecessary white spaces that will interfere the drawing. So % must be appended at the end of \foreach.
revised Aligning tangents of graphs
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answered Aligning tangents of graphs
answered Move Moon on its orbit around the Earth
answered How to make a simple 2D pressure vessel drawing in tikz?
comment How to make a simple 2D pressure vessel drawing in tikz?
The thickness looks the same. So it might depend on the viewer.
comment Is there any feature for plotting level curves in pst-solides3d
pst-solides3d is a sophisticated package but with very "confusing" key-value naming convention such as grille, vecteur, and many more (I cannot remember them). We are forced to learn a new language. :-)
comment What option suppresses axes, ticks and labels in gridIIID?
@hanzo2001: What is darnit? Did you mean dammit?
comment Rounding a number to its hundred
@egreg: a nice spot. @ werner: Thanks.
comment Rounding a number to its hundred
I don't why there are extra white spaces between to and the number. Confusing...
revised Rounding a number to its hundred
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answered Rounding a number to its hundred
answered Hatching a rectangle leads to solid line in beamer
answered Standalone: unique page per equation without white space
revised Drawing an obtuse triangle, and marking its height
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answered Drawing an obtuse triangle, and marking its height
comment Drawing an obtuse triangle, and marking its height
Regarding the username, it is randomly chosen just for fun as usual. Regarding uploading your diagram, see my answer here (click). I am preparing my own answer for you.
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comment Drawing an obtuse triangle, and marking its height
Providing MWE with an image of its output is recommended to ease us understanding your case at a glance.