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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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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?
Nov
21
awarded  Necromancer
Nov
12
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
10
comment How to set up listings for use code from Arduino?
If you don't mind, please see my answer several decades ago here (click).
Nov
8
comment Laplace and Fourier transforms
@Hans: What? I don't understand. I think my examples already covered what you want. :-)
Nov
7
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
7
answered pst-plot and psgraph enviroment to small
Nov
2
comment Strange behaviour with pstricks/TikZ/center
If I were you, I would put each diagram (either coded in PSTricks or TikZ or others) in a separate compilable input file (usually we use standalone document class), compile it with latex-dvips-ps2pdf (for PSTricks and TikZ) or pdflatex (for TikZ) to obtain a PDF version for each diagram. Then you can import all the diagrams (in PDF) from within your main input file and compile the main input file with pdflatex. With this approach, you can get many advantages: 1. you can use microtype, 2. your input files are easy to maintain, 3. you can reduce the compilation time, 4. etc.
Oct
31
accepted How to extract each pair of two adjacent cells of a table into a separate tight page?
Oct
30
comment How to extract each pair of two adjacent cells of a table into a separate tight page?
A nice candidate to be accepted. :-)
Oct
28
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
27
awarded  Good Answer
Oct
24
comment What macros do I have to invoke to get the day of month, month, and year?
@Sverre: Try making the title and body of your question short but exactly the same.
Oct
23
comment What macros do I have to invoke to get the day of month, month, and year?
@Sverre: Just to fool the system to increase the quality of my question.
Oct
23
accepted What macros do I have to invoke to get the day of month, month, and year?
Oct
23
comment What macros do I have to invoke to get the day of month, month, and year?
@Manuel: Oh you got it. What is the next thing you will do?
Oct
23
asked What macros do I have to invoke to get the day of month, month, and year?
Oct
23
revised How to extract each pair of two adjacent cells of a table into a separate tight page?
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