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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
revised PSTricks figure turned 90 degrees
added 78 characters in body
Sep
11
comment PSTricks rotation driven by auto-pst-pdf
This answer was posted at 17:52:19.
Sep
10
answered PSTricks rotation driven by auto-pst-pdf
Sep
10
comment PSTricks rotation driven by auto-pst-pdf
The canvas is too small.
Sep
10
comment Subfigures in Margin note
I will offer 4 bounties of 500 each for one best answer.
Sep
10
comment Showcase of beautiful wine bottle labels made with LaTeX/TikZ and friends
It does not die but got drunk.
Sep
10
comment Showcase of beautiful wine bottle labels made with LaTeX/TikZ and friends
The upside down bird conveyed a meaning.
Sep
10
answered tikz package for drawing thermodynamic cycles
Sep
10
comment Cartesian Coordinate System In TikZ VS Pstricks
"The newsiest version of Texpad does not support pstricks anymore", is it your statement or from Texpad?
Sep
9
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
9
comment Plotting several functions with TikZ/pgf
@Jake: I deleted my previous comment about comparing an apple and orange. It should be comparing a universe and an atom. :-)
Sep
9
comment Plotting several functions with TikZ/pgf
The setting for the axis and canvas size is not trivial. It makes the graph much more beautiful. The default setting provided by PSTricks is not so beautiful IMHO.
Sep
9
comment Plotting several functions with TikZ/pgf
If you carefully read my code above, you will see there are many important things buried there. For example, I presented tangent line, sum of several functions (sinusoidal series), derivative, trigonometric axis, fractional axis, and many more.
Sep
9
comment Plotting several functions with TikZ/pgf
The axes setting seems to be verbose as I have not bundled it into my own package.
Sep
9
revised Plotting several functions with TikZ/pgf
added 120 characters in body
Sep
9
answered Plotting several functions with TikZ/pgf
Sep
9
answered Graphing an exponential function and its inverse on the same Cartesian plane
Sep
9
awarded  Good Question
Sep
9
comment How does a TeX engine read and render the input stream?
Any new answers will be reviewed in one or two days. Please be patient. :-)
Sep
9
answered Uncheckered chess board using the chessboard package