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Researcher in quantum information --- involving algebras over finite dimensional Hilbert spaces, graphs and combinatorics, and vector spaces over ℤ/pℤ.

I habitually edit and re-edit anything I write, as long as I have the time, interest, and ability. I should probably apologize for this tendency, but you will probably have to be satisfied with being warned about it instead.


Jan
10
awarded  Good Answer
Dec
6
comment Standard form in TeX?
Use of a multiplication dot isn't even uncommon in certain places which speak English, at least among physicists and mathematicians. If the decimal point is not vertically centred, it is usually easy to distinguish from a multiplication dot. In those cases where there is risk of ambiguity, parentheses or spacing around the multiplication are often used. Because in context, it is easier to tell a centred dot from a decimal point, than a multiplication cross from the letter x.
Dec
5
comment How to typeset “TikZ”?
If you want to be sure that the k is italic, you might want to ensure that the T, i, and Z are upright, as in \newcommand*\TikZ{\textup{Ti\textit kZ}}.
Nov
25
comment Disable keyword highlighting in lstset
@jbx: Interesting. Thanks for reporting back how it worked. I wouldn't have expected there to still be a difference, especially given the image posted in Paulo's answer. Perhaps the non-keywords are being displayed in a typeface other than just \ttfamily (perhaps in a different size).
Nov
18
comment Make arrows inside lstlisting
Furthermore, assuming that your language uses == for the equality relation (as opp. assignment), you could use literate={=}{$\leftarrow$}{1},{==}{$=$}{1}.
Nov
16
comment Why does cleveref's \crefname command have no effect when it appears within a \foreach?
The author of the cleveref package, @TobyCubitt, appears now to be active on this StackExchange.
Nov
14
answered Footnote, non-inline syntax?
Nov
8
comment Resize brackets for publication?
Perhaps you want to use \left( and \right)?
Nov
1
comment Typesetting of negative versus minus?
For the record, this bit of pedagogy does exist independently of calculators. I learned this notation in secondary school in a year when graphing/programmable/etc calculators existed but were uncommon. (The class was in French, which may or may not be correlated with this notational convention.)
Sep
25
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
16
accepted Why does my new subsectioning heading not gobble the subsection title?
Sep
13
comment Why does my new subsectioning heading not gobble the subsection title?
@Ulrike: the missing \subsubsubsectionmark was exactly the problem: please turn that into an answer. :-)
Sep
13
asked Why does my new subsectioning heading not gobble the subsection title?
Aug
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
20
awarded  Yearling
Jul
4
comment How to make LaTeX not “Look like Lab Notes”
@percusse: I think at issue is the fact that lab notes are written quickly and without any particular attempt to add style to them, and therefore it creates a brand. Sure, it's not the fault of CMR that it is the current posterface for technical work, but it's also notable that the same typeface (with bold and italic variants) is used for the title, the author, the section headings, etc. (If a TA uses Helvetica, the uniformity of the Helvetica would also make the lab notes look very "note-like".) I think it's fine to ask how to go smartly about breaking the mold.
Jul
2
revised Enumerated list of displayed integration questions
changed title and added tags to be more informative
Jun
20
comment Is LaTeX nowadays still that superior to Word?
Perhaps Word has become better at organising tables. But before I switched to LaTeX in 2001, nothing could more predictably get me frustrated than trying to prevent Word from messing up a table with a keystroke; and in fact on occasion make it impossible to even save my file (!!!). Word is just fine for a flyer for lost cats, but unless Word has given up trying to read my mind, there is nothing that would make me choose Word over LaTeX for a non-trivial document with substantial formatting.
Jun
19
comment How to typeset a primed vector
I think that \vec{p}^{\,\prime} looks alright myself; but I suppose it depends on precisely what you want to achieve with it. Do beware overthinking it though.