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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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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
17
comment How to draw a Catalan number diagram on TikZ
latex->dvips->ps2pdf is extremely "crazy". It can produce10 by 10 Catalan diagrams which are 16,796 pages in total. :-)
Jul
17
revised Problem compiling with TeXLive
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Jul
17
revised How to draw a Catalan number diagram on TikZ
Forgot to delete `data.txt` before creating the new one. It is important to avoid getting mixed data from the previous run.
Jul
17
comment How to draw a Catalan number diagram on TikZ
@Jake: As Tikz runs slower than PSTricks, I want to make use of PSTricks. However, I have no knowledge to do so. The last resort is to use an external program which is much faster than PSTricks. :-)
Jul
17
revised How to draw a Catalan number diagram on TikZ
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revised How to draw a Catalan number diagram on TikZ
This is the last edit from me!
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17
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Jul
17
answered How to draw a Catalan number diagram on TikZ
Jul
17
comment How to draw a Catalan number diagram on TikZ
It will be nicer if the 0,1,0,0,1,1,0,0,0,0,1,1,0,1,1,1 is obtained on the fly rather than hard coded. :-)
Jul
16
revised How to draw a Catalan number diagram on TikZ
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16
revised How to draw a Catalan number diagram on TikZ
Attaching the Catalan grid from Wikipedia to this question.
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16
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16
revised How to write quotation marks in math environment?
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Jul
16
accepted How to make the hyperlink point to the top of linked figure and item of enumeration?
Jul
16
comment How to make the hyperlink point to the top of linked figure and item of enumeration?
The warning message comes again :-)
Jul
16
revised What is best way to mention that a document has been typeset with TeX?
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16
asked How to make the hyperlink point to the top of linked figure and item of enumeration?