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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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20h
comment Cannot load the “pstricks” option in mdframed package
Because it is common mistake for the newbies, why don't the PSTricks authors improve this error message such that it provides the newbies with more useful information?
23h
comment How to draw a chessboard with numbers?
@benedito: Compile it with latex-dvips-ps2pdf sequence or xelatex.
1d
comment What causes my tangent and normal lines not to be visually perpendicular?
Thanks for this new useful feature.
2d
comment What causes my tangent and normal lines not to be visually perpendicular?
Sorry. Could you make psgraph draw the axes last (like showgrid=top) such that all plots below the axes? I don't want to invoke \psaxes before \end{psgraph} to get the same effect because it seems to be redundant.
2d
comment Animation of PSTricks code
\SpecialCoor is implicitly already activated by default so nobody has to explicitly invoke it again.
2d
revised What causes my tangent and normal lines not to be visually perpendicular?
edited title
2d
comment What causes my tangent and normal lines not to be visually perpendicular?
@Herbert: Thanks. It is a nice feature.
2d
comment What causes my tangent and normal lines not to be visually perpendicular?
I use psgraph with the height dependent on the width. See my answer. :-)
2d
accepted What causes my tangent and normal lines not to be visually perpendicular?
2d
answered What causes my tangent and normal lines not to be visually perpendicular?
2d
comment What causes my tangent and normal lines not to be visually perpendicular?
Automatic scaling provided by psgraph is now no longer useful. A sad news for today!
2d
comment What causes my tangent and normal lines not to be visually perpendicular?
@ChristianHupfer: I think scaling does not matter.
2d
asked What causes my tangent and normal lines not to be visually perpendicular?
Jul
8
accepted What causes the red frame not to align with the grid correctly?
Jul
7
comment What causes the red frame not to align with the grid correctly?
@egreg: I did it with fbox by accident.
Jul
7
comment What causes the red frame not to align with the grid correctly?
Hopefully it is a bug in TikZ. :-)
Jul
7
asked What causes the red frame not to align with the grid correctly?
Jul
6
accepted Without any built-in looping macro, can we just use a recursive macro to get a-b-c-d-e?
Jul
6
revised Without any built-in looping macro, can we just use a recursive macro to get a-b-c-d-e?
added 148 characters in body
Jul
6
comment Without any built-in looping macro, can we just use a recursive macro to get a-b-c-d-e?
@JosephWright: \relax might be used to terminate the recursion with \if probably.