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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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Sep
14
revised Tikz: draw a circle only in selected nodes
typos fixed!
Sep
14
suggested suggested edit on Tikz: draw a circle only in selected nodes
Sep
14
revised how to control indentations in code
added 166 characters in body
Sep
14
comment how to control indentations in code
@arunmoezhi: no upvote, no explanation. :-)
Sep
14
answered how to control indentations in code
Sep
13
comment How to automatically include several text documents into a LaTeX document?
@SeanAllred: You created your batch using the same name batch.txt as mine, is it ok?
Sep
13
revised Drawing an ellipse with TikZ
added 389 characters in body
Sep
13
comment How to automatically include several text documents into a LaTeX document?
@SeanAllred: OK. Just append it to the bottom and prefix it with your own heading to make it clearer. :-)
Sep
13
answered Drawing an ellipse with TikZ
Sep
13
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
13
revised How to automatically include several text documents into a LaTeX document?
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Sep
13
comment Why is LaTeX always divided in two programs?
@Mico: Thanks for the additional notes. :-)
Sep
13
revised Why is LaTeX always divided in two programs?
added 378 characters in body
Sep
13
revised Why is LaTeX always divided in two programs?
added 378 characters in body
Sep
13
answered Why is LaTeX always divided in two programs?
Sep
13
comment Why is LaTeX always divided in two programs?
Yes. In addition ot have a text editor, a TeX engine must be installed on your machine.
Sep
13
comment Why is LaTeX always divided in two programs?
Any text editor works so installing many text editors might be considered as a hobby.
Sep
13
revised How to automatically include several text documents into a LaTeX document?
added 191 characters in body
Sep
13
comment How to automatically include several text documents into a LaTeX document?
@Nasser: No. It is only for Windows.
Sep
13
answered How to plot smoothly an implicit function using gnuplot and tikz-pgf?