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Aug
25
comment Tips for choosing hardware for best LaTeX compile performance
@DavidZ: The only AMD machine at our lab was the big AMD server (48 x Opteron 6180SE@2.5 GHz), which was more than ten percent slower than the Intel workstation (8 X Xeon E5620@2.4 GHz). The current Haswell generation is said to have further increased the advantage over AMD, so I would go for Intel. However, to be really sure I suggest to compare the CPU performance benchmark results at cpubenchmark.net or some similar site.
Aug
21
comment How to specify a direct color in a tikz picture
Like it, but somewhat find the resulting "post-fix" syntax counter-intuitive. IMHO, it should be left color={xcolor={0.5,0.7,0.1}} instead of xcolor={left color={0.5,0.7,0.1}}.
Aug
1
comment Comprehensive list of tools that simplify the generation of LaTeX tables
Nice pick! Only thing that is missing is a two-way editing mode.
Jul
6
comment Independent publication list with numbered list using biblatex and refsection
@MatthiasPospiech: The command definitions inside the block and its use of arguments cannot be passed "as is" to the argument of another macro (your \IfPackageLoaded). A simple solution would be to just use a TeX conditional: \newif\ifbiblatex \IfPackageLoaded{biblatex}{\biblatextrue}. Then wrap the conditional part with \ifbiblatex and \fi
Jul
2
comment \listings code style for HTML5 (CSS, HTML, JavaScript)
Good answer and welcome to tex.se! Do you have an idea what causes the strange indentation of the first lines?
Jun
25
comment How to make the PDFs produced by `pdflatex` smaller?
@cfr: Are the fonts embedded in the original PDF?
Jun
23
comment Creating playing cards using TikZ
Awesome template!
Jun
14
comment Beamer handout mode: explicitly printing “half-way” frames
I wholeheartedly agree in general – with the one exception of visualizing beamer animations. I found animations to be more accessible in this case as (a) they visualize, how things look on screen in presentation mode (e.g, "jumping" content is immediately detectable) and (b) they give one the chance to see the code and its result on the same screen without having to scroll up and down for ages. But if you don't like it, just revert the edit :-)
Jun
13
comment Beamer handout mode: explicitly printing “half-way” frames
I have replaced you overlay illustrations by (IMHO more accessible) animated versions (see tex.stackexchange.com/questions/23727/… on how to do this). Hope you don't mind, otherwise just revert the edit.
Jun
13
comment Beamer handout mode: explicitly printing “half-way” frames
@cfr: Sorry, I don't see your point. Also in your answer I find only cases where you increase handout: first locally than globally (as I do with all:, which implies handout:). Am I missing something?
Jun
4
comment Non copyable image in PDF
I think it is very important to mention here that all this is an Acrobat-only thing and by no means any kind of effective copy protection! With any PDFKit-based Mac-Viewer, for instance, (Slim, Preview, ...) I can easily select any rectangular region from the PDF and "copy" it into a new PDF (as vector image). Please make this clear in your question that you want to disable the "Copy" drop-down menu in Acrobat and are not looking for a general copy protection (which doesn't exist).
May
28
comment Nice scientific pictures show off
@cfr: Well, I don't understand the distinction either – that is my point. The question asks for "scientific illustations", you call it "scientific content", but what exactly does scientific mean here? How do you discriminate scientific from nonscientific illustrations? Can you give me some examples for the latter? Looking at the answers, I can't tell. IMHO, the word "scientific" is just misleading here and should be removed. Its all about "show your illustrations".
May
23
comment Should tcolorbox enforce inner boxes to be unbreakable?
I suggest to move the "Update" part into an answer, then. (We do care about our non/answered ratio, you know :-)
May
23
comment Should tcolorbox enforce inner boxes to be unbreakable?
Well, that is up to the developer of this nice package :-) No, seriously: I think you have a good reasons to change the semantics of the implementation. The main points to consider is how to deal with backward compatibility: Provide a class-level key that permits users to enable the old behavior, maybe with in combination with "this deprecated and will be removed in a future version" warnings.
May
23
comment Generating Random arrows in tikz
+1 for not using a grid. Way more randomish :-)
May
14
comment Macro to automatically save section name of previous section and next section
@ChristianHupfer: This really should be turned into a package!
Apr
14
comment What is the easiest way to generate a compact bibliography?
@ChrisH: This is a question of the chosen bibliography style, but sure: Just add \renewbibmacro{in:}{} to your preamble and it will disappear.
Apr
8
comment What is the easiest way to generate a compact bibliography?
@Dror: There is no specific need for bibtex as backend. I just used it because biber is not yet installed on my machine. Regarding the brackets, the 'In:' and so on: The good thing with biblatex is that all this can relatively easily be changed (see @moewe's comment). A detailed specification would be good, though.
Apr
8
comment What is the easiest way to generate a compact bibliography?
Further space reduction is possible by changing the font, the layout of the bibliography (for instance the indentation of the entries) and so on. However, I don't know if that is an option for you.
Mar
31
comment Code-trolling/prank questions for TeX.SX?
The update-tl.sh IMHO crosses the borderline: Trolling someone who is far below your own technical skills is cheap and mean. However, with somebody who knows just a bit about UNIX and shell scripting, it won't work – the virus code is pretty obvious.