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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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Mar
14
revised How to have each slide in a separate file, each compilable, then combine them
Removing a backtick that caused wrong code markup placements.
Mar
14
revised Can I change the language the commands are written in to British English?
No need to categorize the level of question whether beginner, intermediate or advanced.
Mar
14
comment How to have each slide in a separate file, each compilable, then combine them
standalone class and package can be regarded as a combination of preview, docmute plus a feature for collecting preamble from the child input files.
Mar
14
comment How to have each slide in a separate file, each compilable, then combine them
@MatthewLeingang: I quoted the first paragraph in the introduction section of docmute package.
Mar
14
comment How to have each slide in a separate file, each compilable, then combine them
@MatthewLeingang: yes. but i edited a bit for clearness.
Mar
14
revised How to have each slide in a separate file, each compilable, then combine them
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14
answered How to have each slide in a separate file, each compilable, then combine them
Mar
14
revised How to have each slide in a separate file, each compilable, then combine them
tag should not be in the title because it has already a place at the bottom.
Mar
14
revised LaTeX - Standalone - figure reference in nested subfile error
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14
answered LaTeX - Standalone - figure reference in nested subfile error
Mar
13
comment let operation vs tkz-euclide
@AlainMatthes: PSTricks syntax seems to be good enough (but there is inconsistency, for sure) but I admit its adopted naming conventions are rather inconsistent (plus counter intuitive) and the documentations are a bit difficult to understand (because of the language and less detailed explanation). :-)
Mar
13
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Mar
13
comment What makes the radius too long in the following PS expression?
Ok. Now the codes have been simplified.
Mar
13
revised What makes the radius too long in the following PS expression?
Simplifying the code to save more data storage on the server side.
Mar
13
comment What makes the radius too long in the following PS expression?
Actually the question I posted is to be my experiment how to use dictionaries.
Mar
13
revised What are the advantages of TikZ/PGF over PSTricks?
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revised What makes the radius too long in the following PS expression?
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13
answered let operation vs tkz-euclide