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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 .


Feb
26
comment The use of “tilde” changes the proximity to the set theory symbol (ref img)
You received a downvote because manual adjustments are not desirable in typesetting (although sometimes unavoidable); the whole point of using TeX is to forget about let the typesetting system worry about consistently positioning and spacing stuff around, allowing you to focus on the actual content. Compare this with the attitude of a Word/OO.o user, where manual adjustments and tweaks are the norm, rather the exception -- with unsurprisingly unimpressive results.
Feb
25
comment Table cell overflow
@ipavlic: I changed your code a tiny bit to allow it to compile without the missing image. If you want to use a dummy image in your examples, load the graphicx package with the [demo] option, and just use anything you'd like as a placeholder name of the image when including it. See the revision history to check what I have changed.
Feb
25
comment Automatic newspaper creation in LaTeX
@Patrick: Indeed. I didn't mean to imply it's easy (certainly not -- LaTeX is somewhat awkward to use if you want to position things "just there"). My point was that typesetting around a funny-shaped image is possible -- as long as you define somehow the boundary, and that won't be easy to do automatically without some external tools.
Feb
25
comment Automatic newspaper creation in LaTeX
For complicated typesetting of text around an image, the shapepar package might be of utility. See this question: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/4644/…
Feb
25
comment What are the benefits of writing resumes in TeX/LaTeX?
I absolutely agree that the content is first and foremost -- unfortunately, that's not how most HR departments/managers around the world think. Non-technical decision-makers use the only metric they can -- does your resume look good or not. This is the very first step that is taken to weed out the few promising candidates among everybody who has applied for the job, and ask them for an interview. After that, it's only your skills and knowledge that matter. But getting to that phase is going to be difficult with just a 'meh' resume.
Feb
24
comment Subcaptions for TikZ pictures
Don't forget to mark the answer as "accepted" (see the checkmark below the score) if you are satisfied with the solution. This will help others with similar problems to see what worked for you.
Feb
23
comment TikZ reversed arrow wrong placement
It's usually a good idea to provide a full minimum working example (MWE) that can be directly compiled without modification. I edited the code for you to add the preamble: if you notice some discrepancies you can always revert back to the original version. See also this question for more information on MWEs: meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/228/…
Feb
23
comment Subcaptions for TikZ pictures
I took the liberty to format your code to make it a easier to read, and removed some unnecessary stuff in the preamble. It's great that you showed a working example, but it's usually a good idea to include only the relevant portion of the code. See this question for more information: meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/228/…
Feb
22
comment How to present a vertical multiplication/addition
I took the liberty to show an example of the output you'd like to receive. I hope I got it right -- feel free to revert the changes or clarify what output you'd like to get, if necessary.
Feb
18
comment Missing $ inserted
Welcome to TeX-SE! Help yourself for some questions and answers, and enjoy your stay! For future reference, sometimes it's best to construct minimum working examples. If you're unsure what is this, please see this discussion: meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/228/…
Feb
18
comment How can I change the increment of the page numbering?
Hmm, the etoolbox manual says \patchcmd is robust; where do you think there might be issues with this particular use? (or do you mean "robust" as in "reliable", not in the TeX sense).
Feb
18
comment How can I change the increment of the page numbering?
That works too; one needs to only fiddle with the formula instead of using \setcounter{page}{n} or similar for the starting offset. This is quite flexible as well. Thanks!
Feb
18
comment How can I change the increment of the page numbering?
@MartinScharrer: Ahh, I see. Thanks for the explanation.
Feb
18
comment How can I change the increment of the page numbering?
I'm not very well versed in TeX, but why the \afterpage argument doesn't expand forever, given that is makes a recursive call? (The solution works beautifully, BTW).
Feb
18
comment
@SamB: If all that people care about is reputation, then of course, no amount of appealing to one's good side will help. But I'd like to think that people come here for something more than bragging rights with their 5-digit rep (which suspiciously resembles pissing contest), but rather because they care about the topic and want to help/learn/educate themselves and the others.
Feb
16
comment Subbottom giving weird errors when I use captions for my subfigures
It's difficult to say without a minimum working example (MWE). Would you mind preparing one that illustrates the issue, and we can try to help? See this discussion if you're unsure what MWE is: meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/228/…
Feb
16
comment
@Joseph: Same policy as with new questions: 1) pick one which is most full at the moment; 2) augment with content from other questions; 3) close as duplicates, with the same linking. This is not going to happen overnight at any rate, it's not going to work if at least some people don't embrace the idea. There are also other issues like reputation (there will be no tangible benefit of improving the main CW answer) and conflicting opinions, but I believe those can be resolved through discussion. (What can I say, I'm an idealist).
Feb
16
comment
Obviously I can't force the community to accept the no-duplicates policy in the unlikely event I'm elected, so if a lot of people have strong feelings about this, I will back down on this to a reasonable extent.
Feb
16
comment
@Charles: The main issue Jeff raises is that submitters want their answers pronto, and wouldn't like being redirected around. I think a reasonable compromise would be to 1) get the question answered shortly, 2) submitter accepts it. 3) the "master" answer gets appended and extended if necessary to cover newly raised fine points from the question. 4) the duplicate is closed (but not deleted!), and a pointer is given to the lengthy discussion for those interested. I think this gives both short and long-term benefits to quality of the information in the site.
Feb
15
comment URL with tilde character?
Duplicate? See these questions: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/9363/… tex.stackexchange.com/questions/312/…