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I am a mathematican. Since math is written in TeX, I have come to enjoy tinkering with the language; at the moment, I have one package on CTAN, ytableau, for drawing Young tableaux and Young diagrams in a variety of ways, some of which are not possible with the other such packages.

I am mostly proficient in the programming aspects of TeX and LaTeX, particularly the pgfkeys package, which is a complete programming language in itself (and with much better syntax than TeX). All my good answers are either about macros or TikZ :)

My first "real" gold medal, finally, for my most popular question: LaTeX3 versus pure Lua!


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revised If Then Else for odd page/even page
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comment What is the recommended way to assign a value to a variable and retrieve it for later use?
@Artem Strange that this went unfixed for so long. Thanks!
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revised What is the recommended way to assign a value to a variable and retrieve it for later use?
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comment Sane spacing after min max
@Thom I see, thanks. Otherwise, does my solution work for you?
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answered Sane spacing after min max
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awarded  Curious
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comment Did Knuth actually design the Computer Modern font?
Oh, neat, a Knuth memoir! (half an hour later) +1 :)
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awarded  Nice Answer
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answered Mathematical description of TeX's infinite numbers?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Numbering equation using eqnarray*
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comment Numbering equation using eqnarray*
Don't use eqnarray
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comment How do I typeset a fraction of Young tableaux?
You ought to try my package ytableau, which is strictly better than both of those put together. This does not address your fractions question, however.
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comment Does TeX/LaTeX give a headstart with other programming languages?
@Jubobs Unfortunately, while Python's whitespace enforces coding style, TeX's inhibits it: the more space you add, the worse it gets. Safe TeX style is to write everything in an unintelligible stream, except of course for the spaces that are necessary to make it parse numbers expandably and correctly.