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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.


Dec
4
comment Is there a ditto symbol?
I'm using it in a table where I'm starved for space and my entries are "primary, raw", "primary, smoothed", "secondary, raw", "secondary, smoothed". I don't have space to fit primary/secondary and smoothed/raw in its own column, nor to write it out in full, so I opt for "primary, raw", "---, smoothed", "secondary, raw", "secondary, ---", which saves a centimetre or two.
Dec
1
comment mhchem and beamer: use of `\ce` in title gives `Undefined control sequence.`
I will probably do that. Indeed, I have a working example but it's not very minimal...
Dec
1
comment mhchem and beamer: use of `\ce` in title gives `Undefined control sequence.`
Hmm. Although it solves the problem posted in the question, it has side-effects for the layout of the poster I'm trying to make.
Oct
14
comment Drawing coaxial cables: TikZ or pstricks
@MomoTh You should try to figure out exactly what the problem is and then post it as a new question.
Oct
9
comment Working with labels
possible duplicate of custom counter and cross-referencing
Jun
25
comment How do I get numbered entries in a beamer bibliography
When using biblatex+biber, karlkoellers answer results in all items labelled [0], but @GonzaloMedina's answer works correctly.
Jun
2
comment What is the difference between square brackets and curly brackets in a command invocation?
There is also <n>; used, for example, in beamer.
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?