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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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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.
Mar
9
revised How can I reduce the repeated code with these tikz nodes?
Responding the questioner's comment.
Mar
9
comment How can I reduce the repeated code with these tikz nodes?
@Magpie: Could you explain more about "adding this to a document without it all going wrong?"?
Mar
9
accepted Why does \textit not produce the expected result when used with \usebox?
Mar
9
comment Why does \textit not produce the expected result when used with \usebox?
Is there any macro to remove the "shield" made by \usebox?
Mar
9
asked Why does \textit not produce the expected result when used with \usebox?
Mar
9
comment line passing through a point and extending
Saving the projected point as a named node might speed up the compilation a bit. :-)
Mar
9
answered line passing through a point and extending
Mar
9
answered How to draw a line passing through a point and perpendicular to another?
Mar
8
comment How can I reduce the repeated code with these tikz nodes?
@hpesoj626: Oh, sorry about that. :-)
Mar
8
revised How can I reduce the repeated code with these tikz nodes?
Removing the optional coordinates (0,0) to save more keystrokes.
Mar
8
revised How can I reduce the repeated code with these tikz nodes?
added 587 characters in body
Mar
8
comment How to set up psgraph to get the same output produced by pspicture plus psaxes?
To be more exciting, I will present a bounty of 500 for the first satisfied answer.
Mar
8
comment How can I reduce the repeated code with these tikz nodes?
Feel free to edit my answer as I am not familiar with TikZ.
Mar
8
answered How can I reduce the repeated code with these tikz nodes?
Mar
8
comment How can I reduce the repeated code with these tikz nodes?
type texdoc pgf to bring the pgf documentation up and read page 35 (about foreach) and 28 (about style).
Mar
8
comment How can I reduce the repeated code with these tikz nodes?
use foreach and style.