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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.)


Oct
19
answered Putting sections and subsections in the page header
Oct
19
comment How to make functions
Why not bmatrix?
Oct
19
awarded  Necromancer
Oct
19
comment How to numprint result of command?
@feklee Check the new implementation; I know it requires changing the syntax for expressions, but I believe it's better in the long run.
Oct
19
revised How to numprint result of command?
LaTeX3 version
Oct
19
comment How to numprint result of command?
@feklee No, but with the suggested \numprintexpr command you don't need to know the internals, other than the scratch macro you use for storing the result: \numprint wants to see a string of characters, not the instructions for producing it. It would be different if you used the l3fp macros, that are expandable.
Oct
19
comment Using filecontents inside of xparse
I can't see where a command form is better than the environment form. If it's just for adding a default path in front of the file name, then it shouldn't be difficult to adapt filecontents; with fancyrb there is already a generic facility.
Oct
18
comment Can't tell what is the error
Welcome to TeX.SX! Every \cventry command must be followed by five braced groups. In \cventry{2013--2014} one you have only four (and the same in the following one). Check all of them.
Oct
18
answered How to numprint result of command?
Oct
18
comment removing whitespace in math expression
Is your foo-bar the name of a variable?
Oct
18
comment How to numprint result of command?
\numprint wants to see a number, not the instructions for producing it. Can you show a more realisting situation?
Oct
18
answered Using eqref with amspset document class
Oct
18
comment Using eqref with amspset document class
You will be looking at the code and in a few months you'll be asking “what the heck is \pr doing?”
Oct
18
answered Controlling Enumerate Nesting Level
Oct
18
comment Using eqref with amspset document class
You're using align* that doesn't produce numbers, so \label{eq:1} will refer to nothing. I can't recommend using commands to enclose environments; use explicitly solution and also equation or align when one is needed. Your document will be more legible and structured.
Oct
18
revised Index in table of contents without page number
Added solution to real problem
Oct
18
revised Index in table of contents without page number
Formatting
Oct
18
comment Index in table of contents without page number
@blue I don't understand. My solution works for as many indices as you want and the hyperlink is created to the index page.
Oct
18
comment Automatically size the brackets by \left and \right
Expanding fences to cover the material inside is explained on every LaTeX primer.
Oct
18
comment Which typesetting programming language is most used in publishing?
@Werner No children's bedtime stories? Tell it Nicola Talbot.