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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.


Jun
14
comment Subscript and superscript in lstlisting?
I may elaborate the example with subscripts and (more) superscripts later today. The R$^\ast$ is a superscript.
May
28
comment Breaking the equation inside a fraction
+1 sensible mathematical exhibition!
Apr
7
comment big square parentheses with subscript
@egreg: After some consideration I've edited the answer, because while I'm not convinced that the result with \Biggl and \Biggr in the outer parens looks much better, it certainly does better illustrate the point of the answer: how to pick and choose your delimiter sizes.
Apr
7
comment Equation number on wrong line
@egreg: done (and old comment removed for cleanup).
Apr
4
comment big square parentheses with subscript
@egreg: I didn't actually. With the \max there I would prefer myself to have the huge brackets; though I would personally choose to avoid having an expectation of a maximum with so many conditions.
Mar
25
comment TeX and Turing Award
@Jubobs: if you say so. This post is currently a noticeable outlier in the list of questions with that tag: if the community agrees that the description ought to be extended to fit, perhaps that's a good thing to suggest on Meta.
Mar
25
comment TeX and Turing Award
@Jubobs: If you mean that this is an example of The history and origins of TeX and its variants, their applications, their supporting software (such as fonts or viewers), and their mythology and heraldry, then I disagree. This has as much connection to TeX as the fall of the Western Roman Empire has to Norse Mythology (in that Attilah the Hun is pertinent to both).
Mar
25
comment TeX and Turing Award
@Speravir: Sorry, I think I was reading a little hastily. @ Jubobs (if you're reading this, I know that only one @ user is notified per comment): I consider it off topic because it's not a code question, and it's not about TeX.
Mar
25
comment TeX and Turing Award
@Jubobs: see Joseph Wright's comment above.
Mar
21
comment Is there a tool to make a complicated Table like this one (“Auswahlliste” from “Pahl/Beitz Konstruktionsmethodik”)?
@DavidCarlisle: The staff have confirmed that it is impossible to reverse a bounty; if it's possible for you to award +100 to user47919's answer, I would appreciate it.
Mar
20
comment problem with eqnarray
While you're at it, replace every {eqnarray*} with either {align} or {align*}, and remove the & characters which follow your = signs. (Don't use eqnarray, it's not very good!)
Mar
18
comment Is there a tool to make a complicated Table like this one (“Auswahlliste” from “Pahl/Beitz Konstruktionsmethodik”)?
@DavidCarlisle: That would be swell, thanks!
Mar
18
comment Is there a tool to make a complicated Table like this one (“Auswahlliste” from “Pahl/Beitz Konstruktionsmethodik”)?
Oops, I made a mistake... I planned to give a bounty to @user47919, but clicked the wrong place.
Mar
14
comment Is there a tool to make a complicated Table like this one (“Auswahlliste” from “Pahl/Beitz Konstruktionsmethodik”)?
Can you locate good PDF documentation for this package, @user47919?
Mar
13
comment Are there any way to align this equation?
+1 for the \begin{align} <stuff> & <stuff> \\&\quad \begin{aligned} <stuff> \end{aligned}\end{align} construction!
Mar
12
comment Equation number on wrong line
True, you do solve the original problem. But it's always a good idea to suggest an answer which doesn't contain any other errors of formatting. I'm refraining from posting an answer because I don't want it to distract from or reduce the chances of a forthcoming answer which is even better. (Sorry if my earlier remark was a bit snide.)
Mar
12
comment Equation number on wrong line
Not very clean, though, when you consider that "Dissociation" is not meant to represent the product of variables D, i, s, s again, o, c, i, a, t, another i, o again, and n.
Mar
12
comment Is there a tool to make a complicated Table like this one (“Auswahlliste” from “Pahl/Beitz Konstruktionsmethodik”)?
There are some compromises which I made in coding this response due to my trying to work around non-obvious technicalities in TiKZ. (For the curious, look for "draw=white" in my code, and see what happens when you remove it.) Suggestions to simplify this answer are appreciated.
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}}.