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Jul
13
reviewed Close Separation between last and secondlast item in citet with authoryear style?
Jul
13
comment Adding dimensions to TikZ pictures
This is really nice, if this continues further we will replace 2D CAD with TikZ.
Jul
13
comment Creating plots in Latex - easy to learn?
The mathematical functions available in pgfplots can not compete with Mathematica. That is not the point though, I export all complicated data to ascii files and use pgfplots to create the plots. Just try it out for an afternoon or so, it is not that complicated and the manual is great.
Jul
11
comment Setting variables in LuaTeX texconfig?
Thank you for this insight. I hoped that one could just disable the output without further side-effects. Do you know what the purpose of the flag trace_file_names is if using it means replacing a whole library?
Jul
11
revised Setting variables in LuaTeX texconfig?
added example
Jul
10
comment Tips for choosing hardware for best LaTeX compile performance
I thought IO should also have quite a bit of influence so I just benchmarked (fast) HD vs. SSD. Given enough RAM the differences under Windows 7 are within a few percent, much less than I thought. It seems that pretty much everything is cached, so yes indeed, CPU power it is. Fortunately TikZ supports multiple cores via the external library so that they can also contribute.
Jul
9
revised Setting variables in LuaTeX texconfig?
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Jul
9
comment How to practice LaTeX?
@AndrewD.Hwang: That is really unfortunate. Who really enjoys reading the HTML version? I understand that a PDF without reflow is not the solution for every case but to actually disapprove of it seems silly. You can still put it on your personal homepage though.
Jul
9
asked Setting variables in LuaTeX texconfig?
Jul
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
7
accepted Patchplots not working recently?
Jul
6
accepted Included image messes up pdf but why?
Jul
6
comment Included image messes up pdf but why?
Thanks a lot for this investigation Christian! I can confirm that after replacing the offending line the image is restored. I will try with a search and replace script until the lualatex team fixes this bug (pdfcompresslevel unfortunately did not change the wrong decode parameter).
Jul
6
comment Included image messes up pdf but why?
@ChristianFeuersänger Adobe Illustrator CS 5 complains for colormap.pdf that 'An unknown shading type and an unknown imaging construct was encountered' and cannot import the file without breaking it.
Jul
6
comment Included image messes up pdf but why?
@ChristianFeuersänger I regenerated colormap.pdf and the example as include_colormap.pdf (both linked above). I do not get any warnings/errors from LuaTeX for either of those documents. Only processing include_colormap.pdf further the warnings, for example from imagemagick appear and the document is broken as shown in the screenshot. So maybe colormap.pdf is correct but use a special feature and triggers a bug when included in LuaTeX.
Jul
6
revised Included image messes up pdf but why?
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Jul
5
comment Included image messes up pdf but why?
@ChristianFeuersänger I cannot reproduce AlexG's issue here. On MiKTeX 2.9 with LuaTeX 0.76 pgfplots.lua gets executed without errors and the example document.
Jul
5
awarded  Self-Learner
Jul
5
comment Included image messes up pdf but why?
@AlexG: Thanks, then it is not tied to neither Windows nor MiKTeX.
Jul
5
comment Included image messes up pdf but why?
@AlexG: Could you add which platform and lualatex version you used?