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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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awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
18
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
12
comment Nice scientific pictures show off
@Maesumi: Nice! :-)
Dec
11
accepted How to draw random simple closed smooth curves but with the same perimeter?
Dec
10
comment How to draw random simple closed smooth curves but with the same perimeter?
I guess your starting point is the same as the ending point so there is always one cusp. The starting point should be different from the ending point to remove such a cusp. Am I correct?
Dec
10
comment How to draw random simple closed smooth curves but with the same perimeter?
Could you make it look as smooth as the metapost version?
Dec
9
comment How to draw random simple closed smooth curves but with the same perimeter?
Love it because of the fewest number of keystrokes. Thanks.
Dec
9
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
9
comment How to draw random simple closed smooth curves but with the same perimeter?
OK. Thanks. :-)
Dec
9
comment How to draw random simple closed smooth curves but with the same perimeter?
@SeanAllred: I just want to make an illustration for teaching calculus of variation by which we solve a famous problem (about searching for a simple closed smooth curve with the largest area). :-)
Dec
8
comment How to draw random simple closed smooth curves but with the same perimeter?
Are all the curves above smooth? :-)
Dec
8
revised How to draw random simple closed smooth curves but with the same perimeter?
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Dec
8
revised How to draw random simple closed smooth curves but with the same perimeter?
Removing my comment about the duplication.
Dec
8
revised How to draw random simple closed smooth curves but with the same perimeter?
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8
revised How to draw random simple closed smooth curves but with the same perimeter?
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Dec
8
comment How to draw random simple closed smooth curves but with the same perimeter?
@Ryan: Any closed curve without self-intersection. :-)
Dec
8
asked How to draw random simple closed smooth curves but with the same perimeter?
Nov
25
accepted What caused the unexpected outline below?
Nov
25
comment What caused the unexpected outline below?
I have not used PSTricks for several weeks, I almost forgot it. :-)
Nov
25
asked What caused the unexpected outline below?