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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.)


Sep
22
answered Delayed expression evaluation giving wrong result
Sep
22
answered Vertical alignment in tabular with fbox
Sep
22
comment How to combine LaTeX fonts with system fonts in XeLaTeX
If you're running an update TeX Live distribution, you already have the font.
Sep
22
comment How to combine LaTeX fonts with system fonts in XeLaTeX
Welcome to TeX.SX! The TeX Gyre Pagella Math font for unicode-math is specifically designed for combining with Palladio (the TeX Gyre Pagella text font is based on URW Palladio).
Sep
22
comment How to write a code to find the Pythagorean Triples
It is known that primitive Pythagorean triples are obtained with $(u^2-v^2,2uv,u^2+v^2)$, where $u$ and $v$ are coprime positive integers, one odd and one even.
Sep
22
comment Problem using \begin{titlepage}
@CoarguAliquis Without an example of the LaTeX code written by LyX it's impossible to say something.
Sep
22
revised Problem using \begin{titlepage}
Typo in title
Sep
22
comment text in latex latin
One can say nothing about this without seeing LaTeX code that produces the issue. The most probable cause is the presence of \usepackage{lipsum} in the preamble and of \lipsum in the body of the document.
Sep
22
revised Make limit in inline mode same position as display mode
Added reference
Sep
22
answered Make limit in inline mode same position as display mode
Sep
21
comment Issue when indexing footnotes (print as syntax error)
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}.
Sep
21
revised Issue when indexing footnotes (print as syntax error)
Fixed code formatting so the text is completely visible
Sep
21
answered Gnuplot output encoding
Sep
21
comment Adding a string “Chapter” to selected chapter numbers in TOC
What's the rationale for this?
Sep
21
comment Gnuplot output encoding
If you want to set encoding iso_8859_1 in the gnuplot file, you must also save it as Latin-1; the output "Eñe" is a clear indication of a two byte UTF-8 character interpreted as Latin-1. Why don't you switch to UTF-8 in all cases?
Sep
21
comment Some misunderstanding about macro expansion
@AndrewZabavnikov breqn and nath do something like you'd want. My opinion is that \left and \right must be used very sparingly.
Sep
21
comment Some misunderstanding about macro expansion
@AndrewZabavnikov Much more complicated, at least.
Sep
21
comment Some misunderstanding about macro expansion
@AndrewZabavnikov With a delimited macro argument. Your \left expects a \right, so you can gather all tokens between them. But, if you plan to use this with amsmath alignments, I can see many other problems.
Sep
21
comment Harvard style bibliography with biblatex… almost, but not quite!
@Baldwin You have already received an answer to your original question; if you have further problems, it's better to ask a fresh question, with a link to this one. Maybe the new problem can be tackled as an extension of the given anwswer, maybe not.
Sep
21
revised Some misunderstanding about macro expansion
References to the TeXbook