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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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Mar
10
revised Font used in Spivak's textbook, “Calculus”
Removing unnecessary words.
Mar
10
comment Compile to one picture per pages
@Tobi: Hopefully this link makes it more clearer.
Mar
10
revised Compile to one picture per pages
added 143 characters in body
Mar
10
answered Compile to one picture per pages
Mar
10
comment Does a single \path for drawing a series of geometrical objects make the compilation more efficent?
My question above came to mind when I was writing my first answer in TikZ.
Mar
10
comment How to use PSTricks in pdfLaTeX?
Make sure you compile it with pdflatex --shell-escape filename.tex as I already mentioned at the first comment in the given code.
Mar
10
comment Does a single \path for drawing a series of geometrical objects make the compilation more efficent?
Very excellent analysis!
Mar
10
comment Does a single \path for drawing a series of geometrical objects make the compilation more efficent?
I am not sure the difference will be insignificant for other projects (as opposed to my trivial examples).
Mar
10
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
10
revised Does a single \path for drawing a series of geometrical objects make the compilation more efficent?
added 67 characters in body
Mar
10
revised Does a single \path for drawing a series of geometrical objects make the compilation more efficent?
added 164 characters in body
Mar
10
revised Does a single \path for drawing a series of geometrical objects make the compilation more efficent?
added 69 characters in body
Mar
10
asked Does a single \path for drawing a series of geometrical objects make the compilation more efficent?
Mar
9
revised venn diagram with TikZ
Adding the output for completeness.
Mar
9
comment venn diagram with TikZ
My coding style is a bit cryptic, isn't it?
Mar
9
answered venn diagram with TikZ
Mar
9
comment How can I use TikZ to make standalone (SVG) graphics?
Escaping some special characters in the command key seems to be too complicated. That is why I prefer to invoke the conversion outside the standalone.
Mar
9
revised How to escape = in LaTeX's for loop
edited title
Mar
9
comment Is this the correct way to format a book in LaTeX?
It might be a duplicate of tex.stackexchange.com/q/20538/19356.
Mar
9
comment How can I reduce the repeated code with these tikz nodes?
@Magpie: Separating figure codes from the text contents is a good practice because the document you are writing becomes well-organized and the compilation time becomes more efficient. See my latest update how to do it.