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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.)


Jun
24
comment Is it possible to implement an equivalent syntax of (*x {\f(x)}) but the ordinate is specified first?
If the function is $f(x)=x^2$, giving the value 4 doesn't determine $x$ such that $x^2=4$. But even if the function is invertible, the inverse cannot generally be computed easily. Think to $f(x)=x+e^x$; only with numeric methods you can approximate the point where its value is 20.
Jun
24
comment Is it possible to implement an equivalent syntax of (*x {\f(x)}) but the ordinate is specified first?
What should (+{\f(x)} 4) return with \def\f(#1){#1*#1}? Functions happen to be non invertible.
Jun
24
comment Minted+Inconsolata: Straight Quotes
Good news! However, I'd have preferred if the package name had been kept, for backward compatibility.
Jun
24
comment Strange behavior with lmodern package
\usepackage{exscale} after \usepackage{lmodern} should fix it. See Compatibility between amsmath and exscale
Jun
24
answered custom word-wrapping in tablecolumns with fixed width
Jun
24
comment Looking for the font which has light condensed Greek letters (matching `lmttlc`)
Nice attempt. At least it shows why such a setup should be avoided. ;-)
Jun
24
comment Inconsolata missing after MiKTeX update
It seems that inconsolata (by Karl Berry) has been superseded by the new package (by Michael Sharpe). I'd say that a name change for the package (or an alias) would be welcome.
Jun
24
answered Caption spacing - table vs longtable
Jun
24
comment Where can I find a manual for learning the fundamental background of LaTeX source?
You're lucky: profs.sci.univr.it/~gregorio/introtex.pdf (in Italian) ;-)
Jun
24
comment \raisebox command for subscript
Welcome to TeX.SX! If you say \usepackage{fixltx2e}, you have available \textsubscript: some\textsubscript{thing}
Jun
24
answered Factorial spacing inside equation
Jun
24
revised hyperref warning: Token not allowed in a PDF string (PDFDocEncoding): removing `\OT1\o'
Fixed code markup
Jun
24
comment hyperref warning: Token not allowed in a PDF string (PDFDocEncoding): removing `\OT1\o'
Welcome to TeX.SX! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. However, a first shot might be adding \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} to your document preamble.
Jun
24
comment Factorial spacing inside equation
That would be incorrect. In case the ! is followed by an ordinary symbol, add a thin space: n!\,d!, but don't detach the ! from the symbol preceding it.
Jun
24
answered Problem with font after upgrading to MacTeX 2013
Jun
24
comment Problem with font after upgrading to MacTeX 2013
@universalis And what is kpsewhich pfrr8r.tfm returning?
Jun
24
comment Problem with font after upgrading to MacTeX 2013
@universalis Where precisely pfrr8r.tfm was stored?
Jun
24
comment Problem with font after upgrading to MacTeX 2013
@universalis Don't copy over the old texmf folder to the new /usr/local/texlive/2013; you'd end up with an unstable TeX system. The fonts should still be in texmf-local. What does kpsewhich --all updmap.cfg say?
Jun
24
revised Punctuation after multiline math diagram
Typo in title
Jun
24
comment using \label causes error with htlatex when hyperref is used in TL 2013
If I add \section*{} before the equation, no error appears. By the way, the same happens with TL 2012.