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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
12
comment What would you like to change about TeX/LaTeX/XeTeX/etc.?
This is very open-ended and opinionated question. StackExchange sites and TeX-SE in particular are not good for this kind of discussions.
Feb
8
comment Installing Minion Pro on Windows
@Mica: Now I saw you answered the same as I did before me. If you're willing to write an answer, I'd be happy to delete mine.
Feb
1
comment How to hide LaTeX commands and keywords in a listing?
While hard to discern from the way the question was phrased, I believe the OP wanted to format text inside a TeX code listing made with the listings package. And of course, when he/she tried to do that, the commands appeared as they are, and no formatting took place.
Jan
31
comment Headings and advice to write a PhD in physics using LaTeX
'.. has formatting rules from the typewriter era'. Indeed...
Jan
31
comment BiBTeX in WinEdt
@Gortaur: You mean the 1755988.bib file is in the biblio folder? If yes, then you'll need to write a short minimum example that illustrates the issue.
Jan
31
comment Headings and advice to write a PhD in physics using LaTeX
You might also want to check this question: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/326/…
Jan
28
comment (How) Can I create picture effects with TeX and Friends?
That's an interesting idea! The mask preparation is not really an issue if I can use it repeatedly, or even generate it on-the-fly with some imagemagick voodoo incantation.
Jan
28
comment (How) Can I create picture effects with TeX and Friends?
@frabjous: Oh sure, that's probably what I will end up doing. But I was rather looking for a TeX solution, if possible.
Jan
28
comment How to draw Venn diagrams (especially: complements) in LaTeX
@Altermundus: Inkscape 0.48 can also export your SVGs as PDFs, with a complementary .tex file which takes care of text formatting and positioning (pretty much the same philosophy they use for EPS+TeX). I found this functionality to be a bit unreliable, but in the upcoming 0.48.1 (due any day now) this is said to be fixed.
Jan
25
comment \dot over \vec over : amsmath bug/feature?
I'd use all sorts of "beautifiers" (\dot, \hat, etc.) only on the main symbol (in your case, "r") and not on the whole object (r_\alpha). Unless the \dot is e.g. absolute time derivative, or a similar operator that is to be applied on the whole term.
Jan
24
comment filled \diamondsuit and \heartsuit
Also possible are \varheartsuit and \Diamondblack from the txfonts package, and these work without extra dependencies (txfonts package excluded. arev pulled two or three additional packages on my system). Maybe you'd like to edit your answer to include these? It feels wrong for me to post it as a separate answer.
Jan
24
comment Stating a linear program
@Caramdir Yeah, I was thinking along the same lines. Now it seems to work.
Jan
24
comment Stating a linear program
@Caramdir: Ahhhhh yes, of course you're right. I'm open to suggestions on this then, I'll revert to the previous version.
Jan
24
comment Stating a linear program
@Jack: Indeed. See revised version.
Jan
24
comment latexdiff is not working
@Juan: Done, but feels a little like cheating..
Jan
24
comment LaTeX font for 18th century English
Ahhh.. I found them. Strange why they're not installed by default, but not a problem to do so manually.
Jan
24
comment Inlining circuit symbols
There are different schools of thought whether this is preferred or not.. but personally I like posts that summarize and contrast different solutions -- even more so when you have written both answers yourself. This is what makes (for me) a good and informative answer that one is happy to upvote, even if not all solutions are equally good. You don't have to merge them, of course -- it's your call.
Jan
24
comment Using TikZ and psfrag
Unless you absolutely need to have an EPS, you might want to consider using SVG. See this question: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/2099/… particularly the answer using Inkscape. You'll need the latest version (0.48)
Jan
24
comment LaTeX font for 18th century English
Perhaps you mean Adobe Acrobat? I don't seem to have it on one of my machines which has Reader only, but it's surely present when Acrobat is installed.
Jan
24
comment Inlining circuit symbols
Perhaps you'd consider merging both your answers into one?