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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.

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"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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Jul
15
revised How to make the main ticks of \psgraph get aligned with the main grids of \psgrid?
Typos fixed.
Jul
15
asked How to make the main ticks of \psgraph get aligned with the main grids of \psgrid?
Jul
15
comment How can I use \psgraph with polar axes?
@cmhughes: With psgraph, we can specify the size of graph in advance and the vertical and horizontal units are automatically adjusted. It is useful for the case in which we have a dimension constraint in our articles, books, or any documents. For example, if I want to put the graph in the marginpar, it is much better if we specify the dimension of the graph (via psgraph) to be equal to the width of the marginpar such that we don't need to scale the graph with width=\linewidth (of includegraphics) which badly also affects the size of labels attached to the graph.
Jul
14
comment How can I use \psgraph with polar axes?
Because I want to make every graph use psgraph for the sake of consistency. I reserve pspicture is for drawing non-graph.
Jul
14
accepted How can I use unicode characters as identifiers in PostScript? Is it impossible?
Jul
14
comment How can I use unicode characters as identifiers in PostScript? Is it impossible?
Sorry, Is π (ALT+227) ASCII?
Jul
14
accepted How can I use \psgraph with polar axes?
Jul
14
comment How can I use \psgraph with polar axes?
Can you make the angle in degrees with \circ? Without \circ ones might think the angle in radian.
Jul
14
comment How can I use \psgraph with polar axes?
The second axesstyle=polar can be removed to save more keystrokes.
Jul
14
asked How can I use unicode characters as identifiers in PostScript? Is it impossible?
Jul
14
comment How can I use \psgraph with polar axes?
+1 Unfortunately, tikz has no tikzgraph which is the equivalent of psgraph.
Jul
14
asked How can I use \psgraph with polar axes?
Jul
14
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
14
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
14
answered How to Align systems
Jul
14
revised How to Align systems
code markup fixed.
Jul
14
suggested suggested edit on How to Align systems
Jul
12
revised How do I make my document look like this?
added 1157 characters in body
Jul
12
answered How do I make my document look like this?
Jul
12
revised How to make two 2x1 matrices in the same column?
added 783 characters in body