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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.


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.
Jun
19
comment How to typeset a primed vector
If you're happy to use boldface for a vector, I would recommend \renewcommand\vec\mathbf in the pre-amble, and \vec{p}' in the document.
Jun
19
comment How to merge marginpars to avoid overflows?
@Reza: Thanks. I've also just made a minor revision to the code to improve its performance in some small ways.
Jun
19
revised How to merge marginpars to avoid overflows?
Revised code to reduce number of redefinitions of macros in auxiliary file, improve usage of `\@bsphack` and `\@esphack`
Jun
18
revised How to look up a symbol or identify a math symbol or character?
added screenshot for Detexify, added list formatting
Jun
18
revised What is the name of this symbol and what is the command to display it in LaTeX?
Added URL
Jun
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
18
answered What is the name of this symbol and what is the command to display it in LaTeX?
Jun
17
revised How to merge marginpars to avoid overflows?
added 443 characters in body
Jun
17
answered How to merge marginpars to avoid overflows?
Jun
13
revised Is there any more convenient way to insert Math-mode Accents?
revised answer to make it more complete
Jun
10
accepted Automatically typeset math in section headings in bold-face
Jun
10
awarded  Popular Question
May
28
comment Good practice on spacing
@Mk12: is there any advantage to writing it \like{} this, however? Writing it \this\ way is one character shorter and involves fewer keystrokes. As to cleveref.sty, that's a pretty good argument, though in the past I've had interoperation problems with hyperref.sty, which means arguably you should use the \autoref feature of the latter package anyway.
May
24
awarded  Notable Question