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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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Apr
8
asked What makes my line get shifted to the left when I invoke \LoadConstants?
Apr
8
comment subfigures using subfloatrow, overpic, tikz to add rows to annotate imported images/figures
@GonzaloMedina: Yes it is possible but I have to use xelatex (or latex->dvips->ps2pdf if EPS images are available) as the nodes have to be in the same physical page.
Apr
8
comment Why don't \pscircle and \psellipse move the current point before drawing their shapes?
There are many exceptions in PSTricks that might burden users: For examples: (1) all closed curves have dimen=outer by default except for \polygon that has dimen=middle. (2) all open curves have dimen=middle by default except for \psellipticarc that has dimen=outer. (3) all closed curves move the current points to their starting points except for \psellipse and \pscircle that do not move the current points. The patterns should be intuitively clear and simple to free users from remembering such things. :-)
Apr
8
comment Why don't \pscircle and \psellipse move the current point before drawing their shapes?
I guess the author TVZ forgot to move the current point to the starting point of the circle/ellipses. I mean he forgot to call \moveto(xCenter+radius,yCenter) before drawing the circle/ellipse with the PostScript's arc function. That is why I have to manually call the \moveto.
Apr
8
comment Why don't \pscircle and \psellipse move the current point before drawing their shapes?
Please consider again the diagram above. The current point (2,0) and and the straight lines go to (-1,-3) which is NOT the center of the circle and (3,-3) which is NOT the center of the ellipse.
Apr
8
comment What is the TikZ equivalent for the following PSTricks code? Drawing a free fall diagram
Comments: No need to remove white spaces in \sisetup, use \Tfinal in foreach, no need to use $$ in the first \SI{}{}. Thank you for answering.
Apr
8
accepted What is the TikZ equivalent for the following PSTricks code? Drawing a free fall diagram
Apr
8
revised What is the TikZ equivalent for the following PSTricks code? Drawing a free fall diagram
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Apr
8
comment What is the TikZ equivalent for the following PSTricks code? Drawing a free fall diagram
There is a difference in positioning an object between PTricks and Tikz. \rput[l](x,y){object} stands for placing the left side of object at point (x,y) while \draw (x,y) node[left] {object} stands for placing object to the left side of point (x,y). Confusing to a newbie!
Apr
8
answered What is the TikZ equivalent for the following PSTricks code? Drawing a free fall diagram
Apr
8
comment What is the TikZ equivalent for the following PSTricks code? Drawing a free fall diagram
@partial81: OK. I will try applying zeroth's suggestion.
Apr
8
comment What is the TikZ equivalent for the following PSTricks code? Drawing a free fall diagram
@zeroth: OK. Thank you. I will delete my question shortly.
Apr
8
comment What is the TikZ equivalent for the following PSTricks code? Drawing a free fall diagram
If TikZ can work without fp package then it will be interesting.
Apr
8
asked What is the TikZ equivalent for the following PSTricks code? Drawing a free fall diagram
Apr
8
comment subfigures using subfloatrow, overpic, tikz to add rows to annotate imported images/figures
Please concentrate on the code rather than on the right figure.
Apr
8
answered Highest resolution with ps2pdf following the dvi > dvi2ps > ps2pdf route
Apr
8
revised subfigures using subfloatrow, overpic, tikz to add rows to annotate imported images/figures
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Apr
8
revised subfigures using subfloatrow, overpic, tikz to add rows to annotate imported images/figures
added 644 characters in body
Apr
8
answered subfigures using subfloatrow, overpic, tikz to add rows to annotate imported images/figures
Apr
7
comment Spider Graph Legend and Caption
@AlainMatthes: I have made the interface friendlier.