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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 .


Apr
24
comment LaTeX vs pdflatex on \neq
Testing with other PDF viewers could also help. Screen rendering issues are not uncommon (I'm looking at you, Adobe Reader/Acrobat!), but printed output should be the same.
Apr
20
comment Including eps files written on Xara
@Daniel: Would you consider answering your own question if you have resolved the problem, and subsequently accepting the answer, so that it's removed from the list of unanswered questions. We're trying to clean up some old unanswered questions. Thanks for the understanding.
Apr
20
comment TeX system for Windows server
"Datacenter" are special editions of Windows Server since 2000 -- unless the submitter uses such an ancient version, it's most likely Windows Server 2003 R2.
Apr
5
comment Best practice to peer-review a LaTeX document?
@Roflcoptr: The executable is in the bin folder (perl.exe), so your path will contain something like "C:\Perl\bin", or wherever you installed it. Try running it from the command line directly (write "perl" and see what happens). BTW you might want to drop in chat to continue troubleshooting there.
Apr
5
comment Best practice to peer-review a LaTeX document?
@Roflcoptr: Check whether your Perl interpreter is in your path. You're probably using Windows (in Linux getting this error would be pretty hard if you use normal installation mechanisms), so check Control Panel->System->Advanced->Environmental Variables and see whether the path to your perl interpreter executable is included in the PATH variable.
Mar
16
comment Breaking table of contents between frames in beamer
They are right to call it evil. The result is kind of a mess, even with a finite number of <fraction> parameter tweaks. But there doesn't seem any better way to do it, so I'll accept your answer.
Mar
15
comment Breaking table of contents between frames in beamer
@Seamus: Normally I'd agree with you, but I do have a legitimate reason for this: my talk is very long (3 academic hours), and discusses a certain taxonomy of 15-20 concepts in no particular order. So I wanted to use the table of contents as a handy index/navigation as well in the electronic version.
Mar
14
comment Why are there no alternatives to TeX, or, why is TeX still used?
@eegg: Surely you have perused the free resources (CTAN, TUG-UK FAQ, a few introductory tutorials and the LaTeX book on Wikibooks). The TeXbook source is free (you can compile it yourself). There are also comp.text.tex, and #latex on irc.freenode.net. Finally, there is TeX-SE. If you have a particular question that you haven't found an answer for in all these resources -- go ahead and ask, we will be happy to help. But to say that there are not enough good sources of information about TeX & Friends (from the very people that contribute to them) is disingenuous, at best.
Mar
14
comment Why are there no alternatives to TeX, or, why is TeX still used?
@eegg: While the guys at TeX-SE are quite civilized and helpful, we cannot help but notice your accusatory and generally negative tone. People would be much more willing to discuss TeX deficiencies (of which there are many) if you edit your question and try to phrase it in a neutral manner. With that being said, welcome on board, and enjoy your stay!
Mar
11
comment Is there any way to get LaTeX in OneNote?
@Thorsten: Microsoft OneNote, the note-taking application that is part of Microsoft Office.
Mar
10
comment Grid Z-order in PGFPlots
Perhaps this would help? tex.stackexchange.com/questions/9559/…
Mar
8
comment Weird error with xymatrix and pmatrix.
@Rasmus: Don't forget that you can "accept" the answer if it worked for you -- click the checkbox on the left of this answer right below its score. This will notify the others that this solution worked for you.
Mar
8
comment How to correctly position biblatex \autocite?
Welcome to TeX-SE! You don't need to include salutation in the end -- your name is displayed in the lower right corner of your post. Also, you can use backticks to format commands to distinguish them from normal text -- I formatted them for you now.
Mar
8
comment Replacing fonts in EPS/PDF files
@Martin: In Windows: just copy the OTF file(s) to Windows\Fonts, and then any application you have installed can use them. Unfortunately, there's no way to combine the different shapes and weights into a single typeface, so you might have to install a few versions of the same font. On Ubuntu, this might help: maestric.com/doc/ubuntu/install_otf_font (I have never installed OTF fonts on Ubuntu, so I don't know if that would work).
Mar
4
comment How do I do a one-shot MathOperator?
TeX in space?! Something new every day..
Mar
4
comment How can I align numbers in equations?
@ipavlic: With arrangement like that in the align* environment, the second column will be left-justified instead of right-justified. You'll need to add extra alignment sign after the plus sign.
Mar
4
comment Which font(s) provide for good readability while being economic?
Also, please mention whether you'd prefer TeX-compatible fonts, or OpenType/TrueType are also an option (for use with e.g. XeTeX).
Mar
2
comment Extensible double angle, etc
I've been writing an answer of my own, but you beat me to it :-) Also somewhat of an option is \interleave from stmaryrd, with the caveat that the spacing around it is all wrong (no left and right versions)
Mar
2
comment Extensible double angle, etc
You can try \llangle and \rrangle from the mnsymbol package for the first one.
Feb
27
comment Formatting table
FYI, you don't need both the center environment and the \centering command. The latter is the recommended way to center the content of your float.