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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
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?
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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?
Sep
13
revised How to automatically include several text documents into a LaTeX document?
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Sep
13
revised How to automatically include several text documents into a LaTeX document?
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Sep
13
answered How to automatically include several text documents into a LaTeX document?
Sep
12
answered I need help with a banner in LaTeX
Sep
12
comment How to split long expression inside left brace?
The position of equation numbers does not look elegant, IMHO. :-)
Sep
12
answered problems with ellipse TikZ
Sep
12
comment TikZ - How can I draw a line through a point on a line, with the new line perpendicular to the old line?
@henry: Nobody knows. :-)
Sep
12
revised TikZ - How can I draw a line through a point on a line, with the new line perpendicular to the old line?
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Sep
12
comment Convert PSTricks to TikZ
@Manuel: I prefer to provide the best practice approach. :-)
Sep
12
comment Convert PSTricks to TikZ
@Manuel: It is not recommended as we will waste much time to compile during the development phase.
Sep
12
answered TikZ - How can I draw a line through a point on a line, with the new line perpendicular to the old line?
Sep
12
revised Convert PSTricks to TikZ
Tidying up the edit.
Sep
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
12
comment Convert PSTricks to TikZ
To be honest, I really do what I wrote above in my daily job (not as a ghost).
Sep
12
answered Convert PSTricks to TikZ
Sep
11
comment Convert PSTricks to TikZ
If PDF images are allowed to be included together with your main TeX source file (aka input file), then you can generate a PDF for each PSTricks diagram using standalone document class (to get a tight image without white borders) compiled with latex-dvips-ps2pdf (for faster compilation).