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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
11
asked How to automatically place points names of a polygon on the bisector lines?
Sep
11
revised Getting an arbitrary point of the circle in TikZ
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revised Getting an arbitrary point of the circle in TikZ
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11
revised Getting an arbitrary point of the circle in TikZ
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Sep
11
answered Getting an arbitrary point of the circle in TikZ
Sep
11
revised How can I make the size of the PDF equal to the of the chessboard?
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Sep
11
answered How can I make the size of the PDF equal to the of the chessboard?
Sep
11
comment How to randomly shuffle a sliced image?
I understood after reading and watching this video.
Sep
10
comment How to make TikZ faster?
Putting each diagram in a separate input file using standalone document class will give us many advantages: (1) make the preamble of the main cleaner because macro definitions that are specific to a certain diagram will only be placed in the preamble of the input file of the corresponding diagram, (2) which in turn, etc.
Sep
10
comment 3D helix torus with hidden lines
@Alexander: I made one with Mathematica several years ago.
Sep
10
comment 3D helix torus with hidden lines
OK. Thanks for your effort. I am still waiting for the pure TikZ. If it is impossible then I will assign you the bounty.
Sep
10
revised How to combine two LaTeX files
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revised How to combine two LaTeX files
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revised How to combine two LaTeX files
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Sep
10
comment How to randomly shuffle a sliced image?
@PaulGaborit: Now I used the best algorithm.
Sep
10
comment How to draw a Catalan number diagram on TikZ
I made it as a CW post just for avoiding getting a reputation point.
Sep
10
comment How to randomly shuffle a sliced image?
Why can't you stand? :-)
Sep
10
revised How to randomly shuffle a sliced image?
Optimizing the C# code.
Sep
9
comment Page break before caption in lstlisting
needspace package can help you?
Sep
9
comment How to combine two LaTeX files
@HarishKumar: I want me and others who edit my answer to avoid getting reputation points. :-)