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Sep
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
9
comment How to declare variable sizes in tikz to let LaTeX decide how to fill the page
@JosephWright These days I unfortunately do not have as much time for TeX-SX as I used to. Any comments of mine that should be converted to answers are fair game for others to do so.
Sep
7
comment Tikz, Tangent Line to a Circle
(I think we've seen this before, but for a rectangle node shape. The solutions for that ought to be applicable here, but my search skills are sadly lacking.)
Sep
7
comment Tikz, Tangent Line to a Circle
It's all to do with line width. The position D.north is on the very outside of the circle, so the middle of your incident line is aligned with the outside of the circle line. There are a couple of ways to solve this depending on how technical you are prepared to be.
Sep
6
comment Fancy Table of Contents
(Our general policy has been to not down-vote beyond -1. Once it's at -1 then it's clear that there's something wrong with the question and it needs improving. If it doesn't get improved, it will be closed. Beyond -1 is therefore unnecessary. So @ChristianHupfer is right to find that. There's a meta question on this which I can't find right now.)
Sep
2
awarded  Great Answer
Aug
23
comment Practical use of Lua
I'd like to link to the Sieve of Erasthones question: tex.stackexchange.com/a/44748/86 The lua answer works far, far faster than a TeX version would do.
Aug
19
comment Workaround how to use expl3 functionality in tikz
I strongly suspect that the problem is due to the fact that in expl3 then : has the catcode of a letter but TikZ expects it to be other. One way around this is to define a token list containing a colon with catcode "other" and use that in place of the bare : in your code.
Aug
18
comment “Hobby” library stopped working after updating to TeXLive 2014
Better late than never ... it's now fixed on CTAN and in TL14.
Aug
18
answered “Hobby” library stopped working after updating to TeXLive 2014
Aug
18
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
15
revised How to plot the absolute value of a hobby curve
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Aug
14
answered How to plot the absolute value of a hobby curve
Aug
14
comment “Hobby” library stopped working after updating to TeXLive 2014
The version on the TeX-SX LaunchPad page contains the fix. It just needs the documentation updating before being uploaded to CTAN. Download from bazaar.launchpad.net/~tex-sx/tex-sx/development/files
Aug
14
comment How to plot the absolute value of a hobby curve
The easiest way would be to draw it twice clipped to the upper region (and the second draw being reflected). The joins between the segments wouldn't be neat if you looked at them closely, but would that be a problem?
Aug
12
comment MathJax won't render 'bold' faces
Although MathJaX uses an input syntax based on LaTeX, it does not use TeX internally and so questions about MathJaX are usually not TeX-related and thus are off-topic for this site.
Aug
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
12
comment TikZ code no longer compiling
@SvendTveskæg You're not downloading the actual file! You're downloading the web page containing the file, together with all the javascript and HTML and other junk. From the link you put in your comment above, click "download file" to get the actual file.
Aug
11
comment TikZ code no longer compiling
@JosephWright This particular problem was caused by the removal of \fp_if_undefined from the fp segment. It's used because there are some numbers that the user can configure or can be left unassigned. So there needs to be a test for "not assigned" and \fp_if_undefined seemed the best way to accomplish that. The workaround is to assign these fps to \c_inf_fp at initialisation and test for that instead of undefinedness. Similar things have happened before.
Aug
11
comment TikZ code no longer compiling
@SvendTveskæg I just downloaded it from Launchpad to a new directory, ran tex hobby.dtx to generate the files (with no errors), took your code and it compiled with no problems. This is with TeXLive 2014, recently updated.