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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.

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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Mar
30
comment What is the safe PostScript expression to plot 1/floor(1/x)?
The domain is not complete. It must span from a negative x to a positive x.
Mar
30
asked What is the safe PostScript expression to plot 1/floor(1/x)?
Mar
29
answered TikZ, PGFPlots, or GNUplot: plotting a curve without the known function
Mar
29
comment TikZ, PGFPlots, or GNUplot: plotting a curve without the known function
It is an under-damped oscillator which is commonly explained in RLC circuit or its mechanical dual.
Mar
29
revised TikZ, PGFPlots, or GNUplot: plotting a curve without the known function
Rotating the attached output such that we don't need to rotate our heads.
Mar
29
suggested suggested edit on TikZ, PGFPlots, or GNUplot: plotting a curve without the known function
Mar
29
revised Plot to illustrate linear regression
Adding more keystrokes just for introducing the new feature.
Mar
29
answered Plot to illustrate linear regression
Mar
28
revised How can I draw a chessboard missing two diagonally opposite corner squares?
added 364 characters in body
Mar
28
revised How can I draw a chessboard missing two diagonally opposite corner squares?
added 302 characters in body
Mar
28
answered How can I draw a chessboard missing two diagonally opposite corner squares?
Mar
26
revised Create PNG image from PSTricks drawing
added 457 characters in body
Mar
26
answered Create PNG image from PSTricks drawing
Mar
26
comment How to pass a node abscissa as an argument to a macro?
OK. Thanks for responding.
Mar
26
comment How to pass a node abscissa as an argument to a macro?
Thanks for this feature. By the way, can we just use <nodename>x|y rather than <NodeCoorPrefix><nodename>x|y if we don't want to use prefix?
Mar
26
comment A little problem with pst-plot
Did you compile it with pdflatex? You must compile it with latex->dvips->ps2pdf sequence
Mar
25
revised How to draw the Mean Value Theorem graphic with TikZ?
added 433 characters in body
Mar
25
comment How to pass a node abscissa as an argument to a macro?
Why did you use \pst@Verb rather than just \pstVerb?
Mar
25
comment How to pass a node abscissa as an argument to a macro?
Does it imply that the notation N-<nodename>.x and N-<nodename>.y must be deprecated and changed to the safe ones?
Mar
25
accepted How to pass a node abscissa as an argument to a macro?