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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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May
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comment Design of an asteroid belt in TikZ
@MarcvanDongen: Yes. There is no white color defined in PSTricks. :-)
May
2
comment Design of an asteroid belt in TikZ
It is more realistic if you also randomly vary the radius of the white dots.
May
2
comment Design of an asteroid belt in TikZ
+1 for the equally-spaced asteroids. :-)
May
2
comment Design of an asteroid belt in TikZ
@texenthusiast: it is not possible.
May
2
revised Design of an asteroid belt in TikZ
Simplifying the code to save more data storage.
May
2
revised Design of an asteroid belt in TikZ
Randomizing the angle in addition to the radius.
May
2
revised Design of an asteroid belt in TikZ
added 75 characters in body
May
2
answered Design of an asteroid belt in TikZ
May
2
asked Confusing behavior of uput with non-zero dimensional object
May
1
comment How to join two or more external .tex file using another .tex file and then compile?
@doncherry: Upvoting this answer will get it up to 17 rep!
May
1
comment How to join two or more external .tex file using another .tex file and then compile?
Each of the sub files cannot be compiled separately if it doesn't load xcolor.
May
1
revised How to join two or more external .tex file using another .tex file and then compile?
Rephrasing a bit wrong sentence with a negation.
May
1
comment How to horizontally align equations in multicols package
@barbarabeeton: You are correct. I did not read the question well. :-)
May
1
revised How to join two or more external .tex file using another .tex file and then compile?
added 1622 characters in body
May
1
answered How to join two or more external .tex file using another .tex file and then compile?
May
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comment How to horizontally align equations in multicols package
I gave a comment based on your code above. It is recommended to smile. :-)
May
1
comment How to horizontally align equations in multicols package
Use align to avoid some bad effects of eqnarray.
May
1
comment How to horizontally align equations in multicols package
eqnarray should not be used.
May
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answered How to horizontally align equations in multicols package
May
1
comment How to horizontally align equations in multicols package
Please provide your code or at least the edited screenshot of the output you want.