78,690 reputation
15197425
bio website loopspace.mathforge.org
location
age
visits member for 4 years, 2 months
seen 3 hours ago

Feb
18
comment Drawing stars/similar with Tikz
... and here's half a vote. Oh, wait, they don't come in half steps yet so you'll have to have a whole one. (Incidentally, why isn't your name in the list of moderator candidates?)
Feb
18
comment Lineno - numbering abstract's lines.
@lockstep: no need to fix that! By the way, I've gone for a slightly deeper hack, but I think that yours is the simplest way and given that line numbering surely isn't going to be in the final version (is it?) of whatever document, then the simplest hack is probably the best.
Feb
18
revised Lineno - numbering abstract's lines.
added 1521 characters in body
Feb
18
comment Lineno - numbering abstract's lines.
Not contrary to me at all! I was simply assuming that amsart was the sine qua non in this case.
Feb
18
answered Lineno - numbering abstract's lines.
Feb
18
answered Is there a way to get two pages in one with LaTeX?
Feb
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on captions tag wiki excerpt
Feb
16
awarded  Talkative
Feb
16
comment makeindex page entries are all underlined
I'm still unclear as to what I'm meant to be seeing. I've just voted up your question. If someone else does so as well then you'll have enough reputation to post a screenshot of the relevant page. I think that that would help a great deal.
Feb
16
comment makeindex page entries are all underlined
I deleted the other post so that everyone can concentrate on this one. This one had the most recent modification time so I judged it the best to keep.
Feb
14
comment How can I create a pdf document exactly as big as my tikz picture?
@daroczig: Thanks for adding the information. It is possible that we are talking about different programs. When I search for a homepage for pdfcrop then I get pdfcrop.sourceforge.net which is not the program that I was talking about. I'm talking about the program pdfcrop by Heiko Oberdiek which comes with TeXLive. I don't understand the characterisation of this solution as "tricky"; if someone is a commandline junkie (like me) then it could be a lot simpler than an inbuilt solution. But then I'm not offering this as THE solution, just a solution.
Feb
14
comment How can I create a pdf document exactly as big as my tikz picture?
@daroczig: I just ran pdfcrop on all the PDFs in the directory where I try out hacks for this site. On a total of 67 PDFs (most single paged, but that's what this answer is targeted to) it took 1 minute to process them all. Given that there is no loss of information in this cropping, I would not expect a decrease in file size. Then the fact that the median increase in file size was 110% says that this is fairly efficient. So I'd like to see some evidence of your claim before I take any notice of it.
Feb
13
answered TikZ: changing colour of a path half way along
Feb
11
comment Is TeXLive 2010 faster than MiKTeX 2.9?
If I weren't a moderator, I would vote-to-close this. It is either "subjective and argumentative" or "too localised" depending on how the question is interpreted. For the "too localised", I don't think that this type of question is all that helpful and illuminating to others since an answer would (as Herbert says) depend on too many factors. You could ask a more focussed question on how to speed up compilation time (though I think that questions along those lines have been asked before so read those first, please).
Feb
10
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
9
comment Hackenbush Diagrams?
I think I'd put the nodes in afterwards anyways, but if not here's a circle: \node[draw,circle] (a) {}; \draw (a.north) arc(10:350:1);. Of course, you need to experiment to work out what the right angles are.
Feb
8
comment Any way to get neato-like node placement in a TikZ graph?
I would be very surprised to learn that this had been done. I don't know much about the algorithms involved, but I think that graphviz does a lot of work to figure out the placement of the nodes and implementing that in TeX would be quite a feat. It is possible to take the output of graphviz and feed it in to TikZ using, for example dot2tex: fauskes.net/code/dot2tex/documentation
Feb
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
7
comment Conditional Compiling and \documentclass
Some related questions: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/2554/… tex.stackexchange.com/questions/1492/… tex.stackexchange.com/questions/611/…
Feb
3
comment How to hide LaTeX commands and keywords in a listing?
Given that this is an old question and the context is not overly clear, I'm minded to close this as a duplicate of the question that Jan links to. Any objections?