Reputation
88,695
Next tag badge:
136/100 score
19/20 answers
Badges
20 233 477
Impact
~3.5m people reached

Jan
24
comment Changing the Color of a Tikz Spline Midway
See tex.stackexchange.com/a/116489/86 for an implementation using hobby's algorithm for specifying the curve.
Dec
30
comment Best Practice: Match different Journal specifications
@IgorKotelnikov Doing so in parallel may be against such policies, but doing so in series is most assuredly not. Some articles go through the 'submit-wait-reject' cycle many times before finding their natural home so it's not unnatural to submit an article to several journals in its lifetime. Moreover, some archival repositories have strange requirements and it's common to upload the manuscript to several repositories as well as submitting to a journal. So it is a perfectly reasonable thing to have several simultaneous versions of an article, and therefore this is a sensible question.
Dec
30
comment Best Practice: Match different Journal specifications
@FedericoPoloni The best you'll get is me putting it on github. It's not pretty code, and each additional journal needs to be added by hand. I could make it modular, I suppose, but even then it's a pain to work out what a new journal needs (the one that used \obeylines was a particular favourite of mine!). Moreover, I no longer need such a class so have no interest in maintaining it.
Dec
30
comment Best Practice: Match different Journal specifications
@cfr The journals I used to submit to all required LaTeX source code in the end (some were fine with PDF at submission, but wanted the LaTeX if accepted). I've no idea what I would do for DOC/DOCX. On initial submission, I would just send the LaTeX file with the class & style files attached (and I'd include a PDF) and wait to see if I got any complaints. If the article was accepted, then I would take the time to remove all my customisations but I wouldn't mind that because the article was accepted. It's doing it prior to acceptance that I objected to.
Dec
9
comment Beamer: error while making handouts
@gigabytes See tex.stackexchange.com/q/6582/86, I think it does what you want.
Dec
9
comment How to draw topological surfaces?
Vaguely related: tex.stackexchange.com/q/17031/86
Nov
26
comment How to upload LaTeX-generated pdf paper to arXiv without LaTexXsources
@JoshuaGrochow You may have known that, but others reading these comments may not. Experience tells me that I am extremely unlikely to convince you that your purported reason does not outweigh the arXiv's reason for wanting them. So at this point I'm "talking to the crowd" and my aim is to show that if one is worried about comments then it's quite easy to remove them and still comply with the arXiv's policy.
Nov
26
comment How to upload LaTeX-generated pdf paper to arXiv without LaTexXsources
@JoshuaGrochow Simple: remove all comments before uploading. You can do that with a straightforward script - assuming you haven't changed the catcode of %. After all, comments don't affect the output so it is completely safe to remove them. (To forestall nitpickers: the script should do s/%.*/%/gm if I have my modifiers right.)
Nov
21
comment Print A6 book on A4 double-sided in correct order
@cfr That would be a big help. I mean no disrespect to the CTAN team - I know they are all volunteers. But it just takes me so long to figure it out each time, and I always get something wrong and end up feeling bad that I've created extra work for the team. So something that meant I could know that it was right would be fantastic.
Nov
21
comment Print A6 book on A4 double-sided in correct order
@cfr Unfortunately, as I only upload to CTAN infrequently, I have to relearn all of the intricacies every time and I just don't have the space in my days for that any more. I'll quite happily separate it out from the tex-sx package and put it on github, but that's as far as I can reasonably get for the moment.
Nov
20
comment Easy curves in TikZ
That's right. It's a bit buried in the comments on the original question, but there was a later question on Hobby's algorithm which gives a better solution. See tex.stackexchange.com/questions/54771/…
Nov
20
comment Easy curves in TikZ
bend is fine for two points, but it isn't all that helpful for when you have a list of more points that you want the curve to go through.
Nov
20
comment Print A6 book on A4 double-sided in correct order
@babuntu The difficulty is that it works for me with a PDF that I have, and I don't have the PDF that you are trying with, so I can't test it for you. Try with another PDF and see if it works with that.
Nov
19
comment Print A6 book on A4 double-sided in correct order
@babuntu I just tried it with \includepdf and it works for me.
Nov
19
comment Print A6 book on A4 double-sided in correct order
@babuntu It would be simple enough to swap the pages. I presume you mean that the two printed pages should be swapped. I haven't tried it with \includepdf but I know of no reason why it shouldn't work.
Nov
9
comment Striking out matrix lines and columns: is Tikz the only way?
In tex.stackexchange.com/a/26909/86 I wrote some code that replaced AMS matrices with TikZ matrices without changing their use. I don't know if it still works ...
Oct
24
comment exporting graphics from geogebra
The second drawing command is \fill. Try changing that to \draw.
Oct
18
comment Expandable (quick) sort array macro?
Just a quick note to say that for your example you don't need expandability. You could define a quick sort algorithm which added to a token list as it went along. Then you would invoke it as \quicksort\oldlist\newlist and \newlist would contain the sorted items.
Oct
5
comment drawing patterns based on prime factorization
Superb. Beautiful example of using Lua to do the heavy lifting and TeX to do the beautification.
Oct
5
comment drawing patterns based on prime factorization
I saw this and thought "I must remember that when I teach about factorisation", closely followed by "I hope that someone figures out how to do it so that I can steal^H^H^H^H^Huse their code."