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I'm a discrete mathematician. My main research interests are discrete optimization and scheduling in specific. I've been using LaTeX on and off since 2007, mostly for homework assignments. I have really gotten into it while writing my thesis though. Scheduling problems call for quite a lot of diagrams, so my main focus and interest within LaTeX is TikZ.


May
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
24
comment Automatically capitalise the first word in each sentence
If you happen to go with one of the answers provided in @Ailurus's link. Please go with the one that uses a script to change the input before compiling and not with the one that make the period active. That has the potential to break all kinds of stuff. Really, \tikz\node at (0.5,0.5) {please don't};.
Apr
23
revised Arrows coordinates in TikZ
replaced link with image
Apr
17
comment How/where to test my template document?
You can of course install tex packages locally on your faculty linux server. Every user has a local texmf tree, you can install etoolbox there and it will work fine.
Apr
14
comment small cap i for 1
You could replace every 1 by a smallcaps i by making it active. For instance \catcode`1\active\def1{\textsc{i}} would do that. This could cause issues though, if some packages uses a 1 in a command sequence or something like that. So you have to consider that.
Apr
14
revised How do I adjust the height of a superscript?
fixed grammar and formatting
Apr
13
comment Nice-looking $x_i^j$
If you use \smash{j} instead of j TeX will think it has zero height and (more importantly) zero depth and it will look more like the version with the 1.
Apr
13
comment Change make contact graphic in TikZ circuit lib and add closed option
@student: I hadn't tested it completely (hardly at all actually) and the changed anchor slipped my mind. The updated code should work as expected.
Apr
13
revised Change make contact graphic in TikZ circuit lib and add closed option
added 3936 characters in body
Apr
13
answered Change make contact graphic in TikZ circuit lib and add closed option
Apr
10
comment How to place arrows with captions pointing precisely to details inside of a picture?
Have a look at this question then: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/9559/…
Apr
10
comment How to place arrows with captions pointing precisely to details inside of a picture?
Is the image (the clock in this case) also TikZ-generated? Or is that an external image you are including?
Apr
10
revised Latex Beamer Block: Increase border width
formatted code for increased readability
Apr
10
answered Latex Beamer Block: Increase border width
Apr
10
comment Latex Beamer Block: Increase border width
beamercolorbox does not have this option. The options for it are listed on pages 124-125 of the beamer manual. To get boxes with frames you can use TikZ or mdframed.
Apr
9
comment How to keep aspect ratio of marks in TiKZ plot when using different xscale and yscale?
perhaps use pgfplots instead to do the plotting? Then you can add the scaling as an option to the axis environment.
Apr
9
revised How to import ASCII coordinates to TikZ
added example to add every line
Apr
9
comment How to import ASCII coordinates to TikZ
If the OP uses this exact method for multiple lines as well, then no. He can of course do the reads inside of a single tikzpicture environment depending on the results he wants. I'll add an example where it reads the entire file.
Apr
9
answered How to import ASCII coordinates to TikZ
Apr
9
revised What are penalties and which ones are defined?
fixed title and grammar