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Nov
6
revised Placement of arrowtips with TikZ’s markings
Added note about curved path.
Nov
6
answered Placement of arrowtips with TikZ’s markings
Nov
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
4
comment How to use the results of `raw output` to create a smooth plot
@Pieter: Interesting. Now when i actually tried it, I don't get a gap. It connects nicely for me. Using gnuplot 4.4.
Nov
4
answered Tikzpicture on every page
Nov
4
answered What have been the most important changes to LaTeX in the last five years?
Nov
4
comment Phantom spaces in listings (pdf)
I don't think it should be impossible in this case to have the cake and eat it too. First, listings package seems to create monospaced font by inserteng spaces between characters, but what if you used an actual monospaced font? i tried it with inconsolata, and with flexible columns, the characters seem to all have the same width, but spaces don't. Not sure why, and what is going on there. Second, in PDF, isn't it possible to specify an "alternate" text, that would be selected and pasted, different from what's displayed on the screen?
Nov
4
comment Phantom spaces in listings (pdf)
Interesting thing is that when I use latex to produce dvi, and cut and paste from that, I get spurious spaces only around the parentheses and the quotes. Converting that to pdf with dvipdfm inserts all the other spaces, the same I get when using pdflatex.
Nov
4
comment Phantom spaces in listings (pdf)
I can confirm this. In fact, I gat many more extra spaces, the first line looks like this: SELECT S T _ A r e a ( t h e _ g e o m ). As far as pdf viewer goes, I tried zathura, xpdf, evince and acroread with the exact same result. Converting the document with pdftotext also produces the spaces.
Nov
2
comment Is it possible to compile a *TeX document with a single command?
In your .bashrc or .whateverrc file your shell uses, add alias pdflatex rubber.
Nov
1
comment How to use the results of `raw output` to create a smooth plot
That's strange, when I am looking at the data in the .table file, one part of the plot ends with 0.040404 -11.1712 0\n -0.040404 -11.1712 0 and another one starts with -0.040404 -11.1712 0\n -0.0571345 -11.1562 0. I don't quite understand why they don't connect.
Nov
1
answered How to use the results of `raw output` to create a smooth plot
Nov
1
comment Expand tabular/array to page width
@Hendrik: Thanks, you are right. I edited the answer to fix that.
Nov
1
revised Expand tabular/array to page width
removed an extra `&`
Nov
1
answered Expand tabular/array to page width
Nov
1
comment Axis labels for graphs?
I did not notice that you want to rotate the labels, I just concentrated on the part of your question where you ask about using LaTeX expressions in gnuplot. You can rotate latex boxes using the graphicx package, but using the tikz terminal will give you more options. To produce a png image, you can start with pdf from pdflatex, and convert it to png.
Nov
1
revised Axis labels for graphs?
Added information about the lua tikz terminal
Nov
1
answered Axis labels for graphs?
Nov
1
comment Typesetting of negative versus minus?
I have seen this only in one situation: my kids regularly bring home from school math homework sheets that use this kind of notation. It seems that some math educationists believe that it is less confusing for kids if they use different symbols the binary operation of subtraction than for the unary operation of opposite. I have never seen it anywhere else. The symbol they use on the worksheet is so small and thin that it is almost invisible on the xerox copies the kids bring home.
Oct
30
answered Drawing 3d diagrams