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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.)


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comment Why does amsmath use fraktur for real and imaginary parts?
amsmath has nothing to do with this: \Re and \Im are defined by LaTeX in essentially the same way as in Plain TeX; apparently Knuth likes that notation. I agree with you, but that's opinion.
1h
comment Convert pandoc-style citations to the LaTeX cite format
Can you present a small example?
1h
comment Where are conflicts between biber and biblatex
That's what the INFO line says, doesn't it?
1h
comment Where are conflicts between biber and biblatex
Did you install version 2.0 beta manually?
1h
comment align text and figure on same line
Welcome to TeX.SX! Your question seems a bit too vague. Can you supplement it with an example? In any case, you can add \caption inside wrapfigure.
1h
comment Passing command output as a parameter to the other command
Of course the \str_case:onF method allows any string to be used, not only numbers. In this particular case I can't see any advantage: my code is even more compact than yours, because it relies on a powerful base.
2h
comment Mail merge using datatool with letter class
@RichardHerron I've changed the implementation, making all the address field without using the \skipblank and similar commands. I don't think that hyperref makes much sense with letters.
4h
comment Union of Paths in MetaPost
Could you give a couple of examples?
4h
comment How to make the corners?
What makes you into believing that skak can do it?
4h
comment Alignment in tabularx environment
@daleif I wouldn't recommend @{}X@{} for spacing columns: \extracolsep works, as you can see, and has no impact on \cmidrule; it requires a bit more work, but is no hack. Actually I wouldn't recommend tables spread to the text width in the first place.
4h
comment How to keep useless zeros in SIUNITX
Which quite defeats the purpose of having \num.
5h
comment Alignment in tabularx environment
@daleif What do you mean? For the first table, \cmidrule(lr){2-3} should be used. For the (unrecommended) second, \cmidrule{2-3} is OK.
6h
comment pdflatex crashes when Latex code includes \unicode{f818} and \unicode{f817} and how to handle it
Those dots seem artifacts; I've never seen such a notation.
7h
comment Automatic bold for every first character of a line
One should be aware of the fact that such a construction is mostly incompatible with the list environments and that this boldfirst environment cannot go as argument to another command such as \parbox.
7h
comment \dotsc or \dots in this case?
You can use \bigm|, \Bigm|, \biggm| or \Biggm| for a bigger bar; there are other questions dealing with this problem. Don't worry about the duplicate question; feel free to ask, closing as duplicate is just a way to keep information tighter.
7h
comment \dotsc or \dots in this case?
You can have a look at Difference of the \dots*
7h
comment \dotsc or \dots in this case?
Welcome to TeX.SX! The \dotsX commands are just for the cases where it would be impossible to determine what kind of dots are expected, because they're at the end rather than in the middle of a list. So here \dotsc is the right command. You should probably use \mid instead of |.
8h
comment Use emulateapj/aastex with siunitx
The deluxetable environment tweaks longtable in order to get tables as wide as the text column. Why would anybody do this is beyond my understanding.
8h
comment Strange unicode characters when centering a minipage
@Johannes_B Yes, it's U+200B and, probably, t-h- is using latin1 as option to inputenc (or no inputenc at all). Using quote is surely better.
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comment gnuplot within LaTeX using epslatex terminal and pdflatex for compiling
The miktex option is specific for MiKTeX; you're on Ubuntu, so this is not to be given.