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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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Jul
18
comment PSTricks, draw line only knowing one point.
Actually I want to use \psVectors inside the \pscustom for my answer here. But they do not work in \pscustom. As a replacement, I used \rlineto and it works.
Jul
18
revised How to draw a Catalan number diagram on TikZ
Optimizing the code.; added 6 characters in body
Jul
18
revised How to make a recursive macro in (La)TeX?
added 8 characters in body; edited body
Jul
18
revised How to make a recursive macro in (La)TeX?
Removing unnecessary grouping. Only one of the two last `\pgf...\Populate...` needs a group delimeter.; added 1 characters in body
Jul
18
revised How to make a recursive macro in (La)TeX?
pgf is enough.
Jul
18
revised How to make a recursive macro in (La)TeX?
pgf is enough.
Jul
18
revised How to make a recursive macro in (La)TeX?
PGF is enough.
Jul
18
comment PSTricks, draw line only knowing one point.
How to make a series of \psVectors enclosed by \pscustom still work? In my attempt, all the tails become at the same point rather than what they are supposed to be.
Jul
18
revised Cute (child-friendly) document in LaTeX
deleted 27 characters in body
Jul
18
answered How to draw a Catalan number diagram on TikZ
Jul
18
comment preview and standalone crop too much of tikz picture
In preview, \PreviewBorder=<length>\relax is the replacement for the border=<length> of standalone document class.
Jul
18
revised How to make a recursive macro in (La)TeX?
added 10 characters in body
Jul
18
answered How to make a recursive macro in (La)TeX?
Jul
18
comment How to make a recursive macro in (La)TeX?
@RyanReich: But my eyes locates the scoping pair much better when using \bgroup and \egroup.
Jul
18
comment How do I create a book with separately produced chapters?
Compiling each chapter separately will produce a PDF file with the same "Chapter 1" heading, are you ok with this?
Jul
18
revised How to make a recursive macro in (La)TeX?
added 161 characters in body; added 4 characters in body
Jul
18
comment How to make a recursive macro in (La)TeX?
I prefer the control words \bgroup and \egroup to the curly braces { and } because I can avoid appending % and too deep nested scoping.
Jul
18
comment How to make a recursive macro in (La)TeX?
@PolGab: Maybe because of its scope behavior. :-)
Jul
18
revised How to make a recursive macro in (La)TeX?
edited tags; edited title
Jul
18
accepted How to make a recursive macro in (La)TeX?