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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.)


Aug
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
14
answered Error in displaying appendices
Aug
14
comment Threeparttable centering
I get perfect centering with your input. Note that \hline is inappropriate and the \multirow is wrong. Add \midrule after the header row.
Aug
14
answered Creating new symbol derived from hash
Aug
14
comment Why importing pgfplots changes behavior of \vfill?
The problem is the same as in Strange behaviour with PGF/TikZ and Plain TeX output routine and the fix I proposed there (to be typed after \input pgfplots) works.
Aug
14
answered Symbols for symmetric difference
Aug
14
comment Handling _ in macros
Change \dataset\height into \detokenize\expandafter{\dataset}\height (but it's also best to use a different macro name than \height).
Aug
14
answered Problem with ^^<HEX>
Aug
14
comment Problem with ^^<HEX>
Rather than \noexpand you have to use \expandafter
Aug
14
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Hang caption in lstlisting
Aug
14
revised Tweak with '%' (percent) symbol's catcode
Removed spurious brace
Aug
14
comment Parentheses changing size depending on what's in them?
@SchlomoSteinbergerstein You should try showing the LaTeX file produced by LyX, as the problem seems unreproducible with standard settings.
Aug
14
answered BPChem's \IUPAC conflicting with hyperref
Aug
14
revised BPChem's \IUPAC conflicting with hyperref
Typos
Aug
14
comment Wrong spacing with empheq
@SvendTveskæg With \linewidth you get an overfull box, so it's hardly “better”; \displaywidth is the width TeX maintains for deciding how wide is a displayed equation, which can be or not equal to \linewidth.
Aug
14
awarded  delimiters
Aug
13
comment Is upgrading feature available for TeXLive 2013
No, there's no upgrading procedure, due to the fact that the tree structure has been modified. There's no need to uninstall older distributions. On one machine of mine I have all TeX Live editions since the 2007 releases. Actually “upgrading” has never been recommended.
Aug
13
answered Size of indices (sub- and super- scripts)