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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.)


Jan
12
answered New line without hyphenation, just break it at the end of the line
Jan
12
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
12
comment Remove trailing zeros when using siunitx
Recommended by whom? If it's you that recommend it, just avoid saying it: presenting the solution is sufficient. Otherwise tell who's recommending the solution.
Jan
12
answered Nomenclature errors in Lyx, don't try to define the nomenclature in a heading/subheading
Jan
12
revised Error message when compiling ConTeXt document from Emacs
Formatting and typos
Jan
12
comment Remove trailing zeros when using siunitx
@SvendTveskæg They shouldn't. You're teaching wrongly what the various representations of numbers mean. So, 0.5 equals 1/2 only if unlimited precision is allowed. And 0.3333 is not equal to 1/3, of course.
Jan
12
comment Remove trailing zeros when using siunitx
@SvendTveskæg Don't use decimal numbers, but only fractions
Jan
12
comment Remove trailing zeros when using siunitx
@SvendTveskæg So, if the number is 142589/142587=1.0000140..., would you represent it as 1?
Jan
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
12
comment Help me input a column vector
Try $A_\notin$
Jan
12
comment Row spacing of multi-line paragraph cell in `tabular` in the `res` document class
@KevinSayHi I'm no expert in CV classes. For the problem at hand, if you say \strut\\ the spacing will be uniform.
Jan
12
comment Row spacing of multi-line paragraph cell in `tabular` in the `res` document class
The res class is dated 1989; a revision for making it compatible with LaTeX2e has been made in 2001. There are far better classes for CVs.
Jan
12
revised Help me input a column vector
Missing \begin
Jan
12
comment Help me input a column vector
I don't agree that x_N is better than x_{N}. I believe the exact opposite.
Jan
12
comment Change formatting of date from '(Dated: \today)' to '\today' in revtex4-1
@Jubobs The command is well hidden in aip4-1.rtx
Jan
11
revised Help me input a column vector
Formatting
Jan
11
answered Change formatting of date from '(Dated: \today)' to '\today' in revtex4-1
Jan
11
comment Change formatting of date from '(Dated: \today)' to '\today' in revtex4-1
@Jubobs You're right. I'll retract the vote.
Jan
11
answered problem with substack command
Jan
11
comment Change formatting of date from '(Dated: \today)' to '\today' in revtex4-1
Look at the duplicate question: in an answer, you find how to change the "Dated: " to "Datum: ". Just type \def\Dated@name{} instead. But if you want to submit the document, don't remove "Dated:".