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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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Feb
18
answered Latex or PdfLatex to generate DVI
Feb
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
18
revised Drawing on an image with TikZ
Changing `newpsstyle` to `addtopsstyle` and removing unnecessary things.
Feb
18
revised TikZ - diagram of the sun
added 2392 characters in body
Feb
18
comment Multiple different meta for marker color and marker size
By design, in the beginning filecontents environment can only be used before the \documentclass and it cannot overwrite the existing file. But later the developers made a hacked-up version by providing us with filecontents package. This package must be loaded if we want to let TeX overwrite the existing file. No need to load filecontents package if you just want to invoke filecontents environment in the preamble.
Feb
17
comment Multiple different meta for marker color and marker size
There is a drawback if we put the filecontents* before the document class because TeX is unable to rewrite the temp.dat even though \usepackage{filecontents} exists in the preamble.
Feb
17
comment Multiple different meta for marker color and marker size
Why did you put the filecontents* before the documentclass?
Feb
17
accepted How to get the nodes on which a line intersects the hypothetical frame box of \ncput?
Feb
17
revised TikZ - diagram of the sun
added 387 characters in body
Feb
17
answered TikZ - diagram of the sun
Feb
17
comment How to draw smooth curves with PSTricks?
Using Geogebra to interactively obtain the points seems to be a good idea, doesn't it?
Feb
17
comment Drawing spherical harmonics with pst-3dplot
Why didn't use \documentclass[pstricks,border=3pt]{standalone}?
Feb
17
comment How to draw smooth curves with PSTricks?
Note: the grid in PSTricks has no linestyle option so I hope someday this option will be available.
Feb
17
revised How to draw smooth curves with PSTricks?
added 63 characters in body
Feb
17
answered How to draw smooth curves with PSTricks?
Feb
17
revised How to draw smooth curves with PSTricks?
Removing the tag in the title, adding the output that corresponds to the given MWE.
Feb
17
suggested suggested edit on How to draw smooth curves with PSTricks?
Feb
17
revised How to draw two intersecting graphs?
Rephrasing the title to be more specific, changing the pronoun from "we and our" to "I and my", adding pstricks tag as the accepted answer is written in PSTricks.
Feb
17
suggested suggested edit on How to draw two intersecting graphs?
Feb
17
revised How to draw two intersecting graphs?
Fixing some minor defects.