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Showcase TeX Typography for TUG's Calendar

I'm making a calendar. The calendar will be for TUG, 2015. Last year I also made a calendar but because of time constraints most examples were graphics. Since this is a lot of work, I need your help. ...
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Contest: Show Off Your Skillz in TeX & Friends [TeX.sx birthday]

Submission Deadline and Voting are over, thank you for participating! Results Academic Gonzalo Medina – 31 Andy – 19 cmhughes – 11 mbork – 6 Other Yiannis Lazarides – 38 szantaii – 20 Ant – 15 ...
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Draw with TikZ a Pythagorean triangle with the squares of its sides and labels

I've made this checking the old questions and the TikZ manual and I want to draw the squares of the sides of my Pythagorean triangle. So far I have \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{...
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What are the benefits of PGFPlots/TikZ compared to importing PDF?

What are the benefits of using tools like pgfplots or tikz directly in LaTeX compared to importing PDF/PGF generated by say matplotlib? This answer believed that the main reason is to match the plots ...
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Very specific paragraph shape

I'd like to write something in the shape of this "coat of arms". I'd like to have the text filling the coat but with a hole roughly in the shape of the sword. I know there is the \shapepar command to ...
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Intersection of 2 surface plots in pgfplots

My question is pretty much a duplicate of this one. I'd like pgfplots to display the intersection between tho surface plots properly. Unfortunately, my function is quite different from the one in the ...
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Does LaTeX really perform worse than Word? [closed]

A new study in PLOS ONE1 concludes that even novice MS Word users perform better than expert LaTeX users in document creation. I have read the article and I feel like I have identified some flaws in ...
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Drawing 3D Transformer with TikZ or PSTricks

Consider the picture of a transformer on the page: How do I draw this using either TikZ (which I have not used before) or PSTricks?
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How to make a longitudinal sine wave shading with pgfplots?

At the moment I use TikZ shadings to show up longitudinal waves in my document like this: The shading is white where the sine is –1 and blue where the sine equals 1. This looks ok, but unfortunately ...
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How to draw a Technology Radar?

How to draw a Technology Radar? Situation and Problem A friend of mine, who is not really into LaTeX has to create a diagram which they call "techonology radar". Apparently there are no best ...
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What would you include in a short “What is LaTeX and why should I use it?” presentation

I will give a short coffee lecture (15 minutes) on LaTeX at our institution. Something like: "What is LaTeX and why should I use it? Getting started and avoiding pitfalls." The presentation will ...
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How can I improve an eccentric annular plate figure via tikz?

I drew a plate like the below picture but I have two problem with it 1) The inner hole should be improved like the bellow picture (it have color and layer) 2) Also, a number of layers should be ...
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Which format would yield a better quality picture in the LaTex output?

I have some plots originally in the JPEG as well as in BMP format and I want to have the best possible output after compilation by Tex software. I have used the pdf format after having it converted ...
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pgfplots: plot line between two coordinates from file

I basically have a tab separate file with about 100 rows. In each row, there are three values: A, B, and C. I want to loop through each row in the data file, and plot a line between the coordinates: ...
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Draw picture of electric transformer

I would like to draw an electric transformer close to this image Ideally there would be more spires on one side than the other I had learned to do some tree decision with Tikz, so I can do two ...

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