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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.

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"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
6
comment Without any built-in looping macro, can we just use a recursive macro to get a-b-c-d-e?
@JosephWright: I finalized the scanning with \relax but it does not help as well. :-)
Jul
6
asked Without any built-in looping macro, can we just use a recursive macro to get a-b-c-d-e?
Jul
6
comment What are the various units (ex, em, in, pt, bp, dd, pc) expressed in mm?
Sorry. What is the exact range in pt?
Jul
2
awarded  Socratic
Jul
2
awarded  Inquisitive
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
2
awarded  beamer
Jul
2
revised Animating Beamer slides with pstricks code in them
added 2304 characters in body
Jul
2
answered Animating Beamer slides with pstricks code in them
Jun
27
accepted Which one should I use to annotate equations? \tag or \text?
Jun
27
asked Which one should I use to annotate equations? \tag or \text?
Jun
27
revised Why don't \pscircle and \psellipse move the current point before drawing their shapes?
added 690 characters in body
Jun
26
comment TeXLive and MikTeX behave differently in handling BOM
Nothing different with TeX Live 2014 on Windows.
Jun
24
accepted Is it possible to make odd-numbered columns have implicitly a prefix {}?
Jun
24
revised Is it possible to make odd-numbered columns have implicitly a prefix {}?
deleted 348 characters in body
Jun
24
asked Is it possible to make odd-numbered columns have implicitly a prefix {}?
Jun
24
comment Is there a better and compact way to represent the expansion of products of polynomials?
It becomes less and less compact. :-)
Jun
24
accepted What is the correct way to properly align a split equation with continued parts prefixed with a binary operator?
Jun
22
comment Is there a better and compact way to represent the expansion of products of polynomials?
@PeterGrill: I will follow your suggestion. Thanks.
Jun
22
revised Is there a better and compact way to represent the expansion of products of polynomials?
deleted 906 characters in body