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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.)
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
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
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.
Aug
11
comment Rescale a character to fill a complete A4 page
@strpeter Does that matter? (If it's true, which I'm not convinced of as scaling is a fairly straightforward transformation.) I wouldn't say it was ambiguous though since if you like how your PDF viewer does it then you've nothing to worry about. So you can optimise it for your PDF viewer/printer and not worry about the fact that others might do something slightly different.
Aug
11
comment TikZ code no longer compiling
When I try your code with the hobby library loaded then I get an error about decorations, again probably missing some library. Even though you say you don't use TikZ, you know enough about LaTeX to know that when you cut-and-paste code, you need to get the preamble right!
Aug
11
comment TikZ code no longer compiling
Could you rerun the code with \usetikzlibrary{hobby} in the preamble and report the new error?
Jul
29
comment How to improve on this “twolines” decoration?
@Turion What's the error? It might be a version issue.
Jul
28
comment How to improve on this “twolines” decoration?
double doesn't work with knot because knot invokes double internally.
Jul
8
comment When defining a new macro inside a new macro (in xparse) how do I make the internal map long?
Your passed argument is a string, not a command name. You need to do \DC{\test}
Jun
23
comment How to upload LaTeX-generated pdf paper to arXiv without LaTexXsources
@vonbrand If the source is detected as LaTeX, then the PDF that you download from the arXiv has been automatically generated by them.