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I'm a mathematician working in algebra. I've been using TeX since 1987, but couldn't write my Ph.D. thesis with it. Sob!

I teach LaTeX at my university, besides the mathematics courses. I'm the author of some LaTeX packages and even of one Plain TeX package. At my site it's possible to download my book on LaTeX programming (in Italian, sorry).

Here's my motto for TeX.SX:

Pronto prontissimo son come il fulmine: sono il factotum della città. (From "Il barbiere di Siviglia", music by Gioachino Rossini, libretto by Cesare Sterbini.)


Jul
16
comment How to repeat a block of code and increment a variable by one each time?
Do you know the start and end of the range?
Jul
16
revised How to repeat a block of code and increment a variable by one each time?
Fixed code, removed thanks, retagged
Jul
16
comment Why isn't LaTeX centering with the geometry package in use
Note that you don't need to specify margin=.25in: just the text dimensions and centering suffice to set the parameters.
Jul
16
revised Make ar­ray data struc­tures in LaTeX
Added explanation
Jul
16
answered Make ar­ray data struc­tures in LaTeX
Jul
16
revised No horizontal bar in table for space between column
Typos
Jul
16
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
16
comment Left/right scripts with horizontal centering
@FrançoisG.Dorais It's \vbox.
Jul
16
revised Left/right scripts with horizontal centering
Fixed code formatting
Jul
16
comment Looking for an ebook about typography that used to be part of a package
TeX Live provides it under texdoc memdesign
Jul
16
answered Left/right scripts with horizontal centering
Jul
16
comment Left/right scripts with horizontal centering
Can you please show a use case of your macro?
Jul
16
answered How to test if-condition using \csname within an \ifcase branch
Jul
16
answered \intertext doesn't play nice with \paragraph
Jul
16
comment \intertext doesn't play nice with \paragraph
\paragraph is actually the name for the sectional level below \subsubsection. You can define your own macro, say \newcommand{\group}[1]{\par\noindent\textbf{Group #1:}} and use \group{A} instead of specifying formatting instructions in the document.
Jul
16
comment \intertext doesn't play nice with \paragraph
Welcome to TeX.SX! You're abusing \paragraph, in my opinion. Why not just \noindent\textbf{Group A:}?
Jul
16
comment Special line breaking problem in my bibliography
I get no overfull if I use the correct spelling which is “Œuvres” and not “Œvres”. See larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais
Jul
16
comment Force minitoc on one page
Do you really need that detail in the minitoc? Of course, using singlespace for the minitoc would help (and not using double spacing too, but it's a war against the windmills, apparently). My opinion is that minitocs add nothing useful and are just a waste of space.
Jul
16
comment Equations in amsart crash into wrapfigs
@SamNead Added.