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Student at Chalmers University of Technology.

Jan
1
revised How do I typeset units like MB, GB (megabytes, gigabytes)?
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Jan
1
answered How do I typeset units like MB, GB (megabytes, gigabytes)?
Dec
31
comment Creating a URL downloading command to be used with e.g. \includegraphics
Hacked together something that may be of interest: the download package.
Dec
28
comment Creating a URL downloading command to be used with e.g. \includegraphics
I don't know. I just see end-users being surprised that they need an internet connection to typeset a document, that the original URL has 404ed, etc. I don't see the advantage over just wgetting and saving the file in the first place—why should TeX do that for you?
Dec
28
comment Creating a URL downloading command to be used with e.g. \includegraphics
It would probably be possible. The questions is, would it be desirable?
Dec
27
comment Is there a way to configure pdflatex to make all but the .tex and .pdf files hidden files?
True. I guess a good compromise is to only check in the PDF at meaningful points. For instance, I check in the PDF when bumping the version number of my CTAN packages, but I usually don't check it in on all the commits between versions.
Dec
27
comment Centered Footnotes
@Neo: The latexdef command-line tool is useful.
Dec
27
comment Is there a way to configure pdflatex to make all but the .tex and .pdf files hidden files?
@mbork: Why? Most modern VCSes handle binary files fine, and with package updates frequent on CTAN you can't guarantee identical typesetting of old documents anymore which means you'd want an old PDF as well, even if this breaks the usual "only sources" rule of version control. (And if you don't check in the PDF, git clean -x will remove it.)
Dec
26
comment Output Filename
You could also use some VCS (e.g. Git), in which you commit both source and PDF file, so that you can go back to meaningful point (these tend not to coincide with date changes).
Dec
26
answered Is there a way to configure pdflatex to make all but the .tex and .pdf files hidden files?
Dec
21
comment Why does TeX not have a proper Content Management System?
I guess what I'm trying to get at is that a) as a package maintainer, you may not want to outsource VCS/issue tracking (if you do; Github), b) as a core maintainer, you may not want to handle bug reports regarding packages you don't maintain and c) as a user, you'd want your bug report to be looked at as opposed to being stuck in an issue tracker which could be the wrong one or not frequented by the maintainer.
Dec
21
comment Why does TeX not have a proper Content Management System?
But the python.bugs.org tracker is for the core Python interpreter and packages, no? Granted, the core LaTeX packages don't have anything similar, but they're pretty stable and bug-free AFAIK and I feel that it should be the decision of the maintainers anyway.
Dec
20
comment Why does TeX not have a proper Content Management System?
I think there is an intristic value in the decentralized nature of TeX. See e.g. Python pip and Ruby gem (and more); they work in similar ways and this has a clearly positive effect on the community around those languages. That said, I do think it's nice that packages are starting to pop up on Github, because my personal opinion is that a VCS combined with a proper issue tracker is more managable than bug report emails.
Dec
16
comment XeTex - Times New Roman font for Romanian characters ș, ț, Ș and Ț
I don't see how using TeX Gyre Termes is a "hack".
Dec
16
comment Define a (real valued) variable in TikZ/LaTeX
Maybe l3float can be of use here?
Dec
14
comment “Fatal error” when using TikZ externalize
Did you check tikzfigures/Report-figure53.log as suggested by the error message?
Nov
27
revised LaTeX Introductions in languages other than English
Added swedish book
Nov
25
answered Displaying Linux commands in LaTeX
Jul
26
awarded  Yearling
Jul
18
comment How to draw a multirow table?
FWIW, don't use vertical rules in tables. See page 3 of the booktabs manual.