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With the move of MathOverflow into the SE network, this account is now associated with dormant accounts in math.SE and other sites in the network. While I plan to continue my (generally low-level) participation in MO, my current plans do not include restarting my participation in those other sites. Therefore, I will be ignoring any comments or pings that reach me from those sites, unless and until I resume my active participation there.

I remain "gone for the foreseeable future" from math.SE, tex.SE, and meta.SE.

Please do not send me private e-mail to call my attention to comments, questions, or other matters related to those sites. Thank you.


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awarded  Yearling
Jul
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answered How to write an i-breve (an i with a breve accent, but without the dot)
Aug
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awarded  Yearling
Jul
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awarded  Fanatic
Jun
15
comment Resize integral evaluation limits
@Jyrki: Nice to know I wasn't the only one who wrote their own plain TeX style and macro file for his dissertation on a vi editor! (Though mine was for my undergraduate thesis; there was a ready-made plain TeX one at my graduate institution)... (I also still do my displayed 'formulas by cases' by hand, having learned to do them using The TeXBook).
Jun
15
comment Resize integral evaluation limits
@Zev: Mind you, it's probably a very inelegant solution. A more elegant solution would be to construct a box of width $0$ and the desired height and depth using \makebox, but this is a quick and dirty way of getting the job done.
Jun
15
comment Resize integral evaluation limits
@Zev: In general, \vphantom creates a width-less box with the height of whatever you type; essentially, it creates the vertical space that would be needed to fit what you are typing but doesn't type it. \hphantom creates a height-less box with the width of whatever it is you type, leaving the blank horizontal space that would be needed to type it but without typing it.
Jun
15
comment Resize integral evaluation limits
@Ross: \left must be followed by either a delimiter, or a period that indicates that no delimiter is being used; same with \right.
Jun
15
answered Resize integral evaluation limits
Mar
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awarded  Enthusiast
Jan
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awarded  Commentator
Jan
3
comment Bibtex in-text citation using “et al.” How do you insert 's to indicate possession?
You can always rewrite; "The recent study by Smith et al. (2009)..."
Jan
3
comment Spacing before punctuation in displayed equations
unless there is a particularly nasty artifact (due to fractions or the like), just put the punctuation right after the formula without inserting any space.
Dec
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comment How do I omit a column separator in a tabular environment?
@Matt Ball: Other than adding some negative space "by hand", no, sorry.
Nov
30
answered How do I omit a column separator in a tabular environment?
Nov
15
comment Matrix horizontal alignment
@user1912: fair enough.
Nov
15
answered Matrix horizontal alignment
Nov
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answered Expand tabular/array to page width
Oct
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awarded  Autobiographer
Oct
8
revised small integral delimiter
added 7 characters in body