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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. 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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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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15h
comment Can we simplify the transformation steps below to save more keystrokes?
Apparently it does not work for pscircle.
17h
comment Is there a smart solution to fix the precision issue for atan?
I do not dare to take this kind of commitment. :-)
22h
comment Can we simplify the transformation steps below to save more keystrokes?
Another bonus question: Does the rotation PostScript operator (I defined above) exist already in PSTricks?
23h
revised Can we simplify the transformation steps below to save more keystrokes?
added 829 characters in body
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comment Can we simplify the transformation steps below to save more keystrokes?
Bonus question: Is there any advantage of letting pscircle and psellipse behave as their current implementation in which they do not move the current point to their starting point before stroking? In my opinion, this implementation just adds unnecessary complexity, what do you think?
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asked Can we simplify the transformation steps below to save more keystrokes?
1d
revised The scale option of \includegraphics does not work after changing the document class
Rephrasing the title and reformatting the body.
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suggested suggested edit on The scale option of \includegraphics does not work after changing the document class
1d
comment How to use even-odd filling rule either as a clipper or with gradient?
Is the \closepath necessary in this case? I noticed there is no difference when I removed the \closepath.
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comment Is there a smart solution to fix the precision issue for atan?
Can a bounty of 1 million make this problem solved?
1d
revised How to label the curve of a function at any point along it in tikz?
added 778 characters in body
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answered How to label the curve of a function at any point along it in tikz?
1d
revised Why don't \pscircle and \psellipse move the current point before drawing their shapes?
added 640 characters in body; edited title
1d
awarded  Nice Question
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comment Cannot use a different directory for lstinputlisting
@ChristianHupfer: I have tried my code above and there is no problem with _ (underscore). The internal details are beyond my understanding. :-)
2d
comment Cannot use a different directory for lstinputlisting
@ChristianHupfer: I don't think so. :-)
2d
answered Cannot use a different directory for lstinputlisting
Apr
20
revised How to define a point between two points for a given length ratio?
Completing the title and fixing the code markup.
Apr
20
suggested suggested edit on How to define a point between two points for a given length ratio?
Apr
20
comment How to define a point between two points for a given length ratio?
+1: \psLNode(A)(B){2 3 div}{C} might be preferred.