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May
6
comment TikZ/PGF: I can't find file `tikzlibrarycircuit.code.tex' error
@crobar: Exactly so. I'll admit that it is a little confusing - as you can guess from my comments on your original question then it took me two goes to get the right library! The PGF manual also seems a little more geared to library writers than end users so it's an easy mistake to make.
May
6
comment TikZ/PGF: I can't find file `tikzlibrarycircuit.code.tex' error
Okay, I'm right. You are loading the wrong library. (I also got it wrong in my previous comment, by the way. There are actually three levels involved here). I've posted a minimal file that works on my system. Try that and see if you still get any errors.
May
6
answered TikZ/PGF: I can't find file `tikzlibrarycircuit.code.tex' error
May
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comment TikZ/PGF: I can't find file `tikzlibrarycircuit.code.tex' error
Looking at the documentation for PGF, I think that you're loading the wrong library. The circuits library itself doesn't define anything directly useful to the end user, rather it lays a foundation which is built on by other circuit packages. So you need to load a different library corresponding to what you want to do (which will then itself load the circuit library). If you want resistors, then you probably want the circuits.ee library.
May
6
comment TikZ/PGF: I can't find file `tikzlibrarycircuit.code.tex' error
Changing the filename isn't a good idea as other packages may rely on that file and know it by that filename. Also, TeX uses a caching system to know where its files are located and changing the filename doesn't update this cache. So you should definitely use the word circuits in the \usetikzlibrary command and leave the file name alone. Can you edit your question to include the error that you get when you use circuits? Also, include the section of the log file where it loads the library files (search for the word "plotmarks" since you're using that library and include lines nearby)
May
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comment TikZ/PGF: I can't find file `tikzlibrarycircuit.code.tex' error
When you say "removing the s in the file name ..." do you mean that you change the filename on the disk or do you change the word circuit to circuits in the \usetikzlibrary in the document?
May
6
comment Topological Quantum Field Theory diagrams with pstricks or tikz
I've reworked the package file and written some documentation. If you use it, please let me know what works and what doesn't!
May
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revised Topological Quantum Field Theory diagrams with pstricks or tikz
Updated to refer to package.
May
5
comment What is the correct pronunciation of TeX and LaTeX?
Incidentally, 'LOL' is now in the Oxford English Dictionary. It's a sad day.
May
5
comment What is the correct pronunciation of TeX and LaTeX?
"breathing out through half closed mouse"!!! I'm sure you can't explain it better.
May
5
comment Using color variable in TikZ before they are declared
@Matthew: I was thinking of hacking in to the lower level code and having the node look at the macro that holds the path's colour.
May
5
awarded  Enlightened
May
5
comment 'Poster' fountain pen nib style text
@Sharpie: Also, looking at the diagram at the top of p38, the result of the implementation is pretty much the same as mine. In particular, where the ellipse goes around the tangent then the picture does not match what a real calligraphy pen would produce (neither does mine, and both fail in the same way - though I don't know the reason why the metafun one fails as I haven't looked at the code). But nice to see a different implementation all the same (and nice to see that it suffers the same failings as mine!).
May
5
comment 'Poster' fountain pen nib style text
@Sharpie: Interesting. Some comments: "You should look at pens in the way an artist does. He follows a shape and in doing so he or she twists the pen (and thereby the nib) and puts more or less pressure on it." (apart from the bizarre pronoun choices ...). I'm a calligrapher and that description is not true for most pens that I use. The angle and pressure are kept the same, with flourishes added later (the main exception is copperplate where the pressure changes). (ctd)
May
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answered Centering a TikZ picture around an area
May
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awarded  Nice Answer
May
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comment Using color variable in TikZ before they are declared
Could you give a hypothetical example of what you'd like to be able to write? I'm finding it hard to envision a case where the node does not know the colour of the path that it is on.
May
5
comment Good arguments to make other people use TeX
@night owl: You should pinpoint the bit you can't get to work and ask a fresh question.
May
5
comment Using relative coordinates in TikZ to draw joined curves
I like this one. The point is that you know that you want the curves to intersect and you know where those intersections should be - indeed, it's easier for you to see that than it is for the computer! So you tell the computer exactly where to put the curves.
May
4
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Using relative coordinates in TikZ to draw joined curves