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PhD student in Jönköping University, department of Mechanical Engineering. My research area is something in between of reliability, structural optimization and response surface modelling. People in my research group use LaTeX daily for all their scientific writings and reports. I wouldn't say we're anywhere near LaTeX gurus, but we're trying to improve our skills continuously.

My main interests are Python programming, algorithms, numerical optimization, and cooking.

I became acquainted with LaTeX a few years ago writing my Master thesis, and never looked back .


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comment Why does pdflatex produce bigger output files than latex+dvipdfm?
@Daniel: Yeah, when I ran ghostscript on the PDF from pdflatex, I got pretty much the same size as the other one. Still, that doesn't answer the why part of the question.
Dec
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asked Why does pdflatex produce bigger output files than latex+dvipdfm?
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comment Comparing the output of two PDFs
See also: How to track changes between PDFs?
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Oct
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comment Editing *existing* multipage TeX tables in a spreadsheet-like interface?
@Ariel: 1) Yes, you can select the lines in your table and import them into the tool. 2) Unfortunately not, as far as I can tell. 3) Yes, by "merged cells" I mean tables created with multirow/multicolumn, and I'm afraid it won't work with those. It's rather simple, so probably not the best idea if you want to do some heavy editing.
Oct
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answered Editing *existing* multipage TeX tables in a spreadsheet-like interface?
Oct
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comment How to get a good “divisible by” symbol?
As the old saying goes: "When in doubt, use TikZ"
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Sep
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comment The complex layout of columns (for cheatsheet)
@Tom Much as I'd like to agree, the line \documentclass[6pt]{article} kind of gives it away -- you don't usually make a "handy reference" with such a small font size. Some of my fellow students used the same technique to prepare cheat sheets, so I'm familiar with this layout.
Sep
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comment The complex layout of columns (for cheatsheet)
Although an interesting TeX problem, I cannot help but condemn the practice using cheat sheets as opposed to studying for the exam.
Sep
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