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I'm a Post-Doctoral Fellow in atmospheric remote sensing at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I first came to Stack Exchange for practical reasons: Tex.SE has been of major help when I wrote my licentiate (midterm) thesis. Since then, I have discovered the joy of many websites. As my network profile will show, I'm interested in travel, outdoor, scientific skepticism, and as I work in academia, also in academia and LaTeX.


Mar
19
comment Put entire thesis on one A0 poster?
I attempted a similar technique when forced to deliver a Microsoft Word®-document, but I did not succeed.
Feb
4
comment Workflow for converting LaTeX into Open Office / MS Word Format
latex2rtf generates 15 blank pages for my document :-(
Feb
4
comment Workflow for converting LaTeX into Open Office / MS Word Format
Yet another option: convert the resulting PDF to MS Word.
Feb
3
comment Generate external images for all equations in a document
Immediately voting to close my own question as a duplicate — only after writing the full question did Stack Exchange suggest a similar question containing the answer, but this 'path' may still be useful for future answer-seekers.
Feb
3
comment Should otherwise empty pages have page numbers? Why?
Why is this answer community wiki?
Jan
28
comment Should one cite a LaTeX package in a scientific publication?
@Fran I disagree. Why must R be cited for reproducibility? Taking the same code with the same parameters and the same bugs is not properly reproducing. Describe the mathematics, and whether the maths is implemented in R, Matlab, Python, or your grandfathers abacus, is an irrelevant or potentially dangerous detail. I will acknowledge my tools, but in the acknowledgements, not in the methodology. We used function x in package y is not a scientific way to describe a methodology. But this discussion is off-topic on TeX - LaTeX and belongs on Academia.
Dec
6
comment TikZ manual newest version online?
That one is from 2010-10-25. Is that really the latest?
Dec
5
comment How can I add “page # of ##” on my document?
@NicholasHamilton \~of results in õf, that's probably not intended.
Nov
18
comment Simplify LaTeX document to satisfy editing office
Well, they weren't specific about what problems they had with the packages. They do not forbid packages overall... I've removed by '\newcommand' issues (which was easy by text-and-replace) and hope it will be fine now, or I should ask for details.
Oct
30
comment How to enter symbol consisting of 4 points
Why is the symbol in math mode?
Oct
24
comment What are the most common mistakes that beginners of (La)TeX and Friends make?
I think this is true in particular for users of Tex Stack Exchange. For others, perhaps not so much.
Oct
22
comment What are the most common mistakes that beginners of (La)TeX and Friends make?
What's wrong with writing \"u, \aa, etc.? Does it produce an incorrect result?
Oct
22
comment What are the most common mistakes that beginners of (La)TeX and Friends make?
Can you elaborate on point 8? When/why/how should I capitalise BibTeX titles — doesn't bibtex/biber take care of capitalisation?
Oct
10
comment What are the finishing touches you put to a document?
See also this answer on qpdf and pdfopt.
Oct
10
comment What are the finishing touches you put to a document?
Using version control does not replace making backups.
Oct
2
comment Komascript style for empty page after page with `\part` title, or how to get page numbers there cleanly
I added this related question.
Oct
2
comment Komascript style for empty page after page with `\part` title, or how to get page numbers there cleanly
I want a page number even on otherwise empty pages, because for me, a page number does not only serve as an anchor for the same page, but also assists when a reader is looking for a particular page number. When I'm browsing looking for page 16, and pages 14 and 18 are empty without any page numbers, that could make it a little bit more involved to find page 16.
Sep
5
comment How to automatically draw tree diagram of prime factorization with LaTeX?
Hm, I see.
Sep
5
comment How to automatically draw tree diagram of prime factorization with LaTeX?
How can you offer 4 bounties of 500 each with a reputation of 1k?
Aug
21
comment Showcase of optical illusions made with TeX/LaTeX/LuaTeX/ConTeXt
Hm. They look the same colour to me.