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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.


Dec
18
comment LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years
Is it easy, in Word, to write equations? How about inline math? Is it easy to write a document template? Do you still have to struggle against the software when trying to create a bulleted or numbered list? Word may indeed have shown substantial improvement, but this is not the same as it being worthwhile to use. If the best thing to be said about Word documents is that you don't have to use Word to edit them... why wouldn't one use LaTeX instead?
Dec
3
comment How to do fractions
N.B. On the actual TeX Stackexchange site, rendering of (La)TeX is disabled, which is why your test in the comment above didn't work.
Nov
29
comment label multiple lines of equations
That's as maybe, but you should not use eqnarray.
Nov
17
comment Spacing after equals sign in align
Wouldn't \begin{align} 2 \cosh t &= e^t \\ &\phantom{{}={}} + e^{-t} \end{align} be better? Then the plus symbol would be inset by the width of the equals sign, with the correct spacing.
Nov
13
comment Laptop recommendation for LaTeX
If you are making documents with lots of TiKZ diagrams, or hundreds of pages, and you frequently recompile your document, performance is an issue. Otherwise, you do not need any very powerful laptop. Buy a laptop based on the screen size, keyboard, and Linux compatibility.
Nov
12
comment How to add explanatory text labels to a list of equations / solving steps
Are you looking for how to recreate the background texture and shading?
Sep
12
comment Make arrows inside lstlisting
@Jubobs: done. :-)
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.