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Shipout box to tempfile

I currently have a Python script which (through ImageMagick) makes a PDF appear photocopied. I am trying to migrate this process to a LaTeX class—for fun, to see what is possible in LaTeX. It seems ...
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Possible to dot your Is with hearts?

I was wondering if it is possible to replace just the mathmode i from the default latex font with nearly the same letter, but where the dot on the i is a small heart. For example: Thank you!
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How to make an \egreg command?

I would like a command \egreg which produces “egreg”. However, there is no reason to limit yourself to one “reg”. Who knows, maybe one day you just feel like writing “egregregregreg" for some ...
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Draw a unicorn in TikZ 🦄

I'm currently reading Sparks of Artificial General Intelligence: Early experiments with GPT-4. This paper by Microsoft employees experiments with the capabilities of GPT-4, a successor of ChatGPT. One ...
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How to make garden in TikZ [closed]

How to make a garden such as following in LaTeX, using TikZ? It's interesting to know conceptual approaches, e.g. using nodes with image or other tikz elements.
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Using TikZ to celebrate Valentine's Day

While this is not a specific inquiry, I would like to witness the creativity of the members on this forum. As it is the 14th of February, I had hoped to commemorate the occasion by creating an ...
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Making symbols from *Science made Stupid*

There is a funny, award-winning book Science made Stupid that parodies gradeschool textbooks. In this book, there is the following table of symbols used in mathematics. These symbols are each made of ...
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Wordle-like colored letter boxes in latex

I want to create some letters boxed as in the Wordle game: But so far i have not found a tool that allows me to do it. I want to embed them both in the title and in the document. How would you make ...
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Nanokid in creation

Hello, I want to create the Nanokid with latex, but I need some help for the hands. How do i create the Hands, where 3 snakes in 3 different direction? I have this so far $\chemfig{*6(=(-~-*6(=-(-~--[:...
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How can I simulate the draft mode of a 9-pin dot matrix printer?

How can I get LaTeX to make its output look like it was printed with the draft mode of a 9-pin dot matrix printer, such as the classic Epson FX-80? The upper part of the following illustration, taken ...
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What are some practical approaches to generally improving fluency and range of knowledge/skills in TeX?

Excuse me if this question is better fitted for another SE, as it is somewhat more of a meta question, but still on-topic. As a background, I'm an undergraduate Mathematics major in my final semester, ...
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Make paragraph-formatting apply to all environments but not to short paragraphs

I am aware that this is a hyper specific question but I have been playing around with making all paragraphs perfect rectangles just like in this StackExchange question. And as in these older threads I ...
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Halloweenmath contest (in memory of GuM)

Halloween makes me remember our dear friend GuM, who passed away this year in January. I was thinking of a way to celebrate him. I would like to ask you to show us something written with his probably ...
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Ghost shape in TikZ/pgf

My question I can easily draw the normal distribution thanks to this answer by Jake. What about the ghost ? Context This image always breaks the ice when teaching probabilities :) (Not that I care so ...
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Accessing TeX's internal tokens

Section 23.7 of source3.pdf lists all possible tokens, such as the usual characters and control sequences, but also some of TeX's internal ones. Expanding \the\font results in a token that looks ...
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How to make TeX behave in funny, unexpected ways?

Can we think of ways to make TeX behave in funny, surprising, and unexpected ways? I am looking for examples like: Redefining \par to make it insert a secret message between all paragraphs: \...
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Fun: How can we generate funny/unexpected messages in LaTeX?

Knuth says in "Chapter 6: Running TeX" of the TeXbook: Error messages can be terrifying when you aren't prepared for them; but they can be fun when you have the right attitude. Just ...
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A grid in a cartesian plane of clocks using clock package

In relation from these question (the first it is mine) A distribution of clocks in different rulers in a 3D plane and Draw a table of clocks on a plane, what are the best methods to put the clocks of ...
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Drawing a small steam locomotive with tikz

Currently I am writing my master thesis in operational research, where my topic consists of locomotive assignment optimization. Hence I would love to have a small tikz locomotive for the head line of ...
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LaTeX story/myth: Package with line made out of superimposed letters of author’s name?

I’m trying to track down and verify an amusing LaTeX anecdote that I read or heard a while back: There was some graphics/diagrams package, and some commonly-used command from it, where what looked ...
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Just for fun everything about the "befana" in LaTeX

Considering to end of the holiday time for Christmas I propose the creation of a befana (a good old witch who brings presents to the good children and not coal to the bad children). I propose this, \...
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Christmas tree QED symbol [duplicate]

I am looking to replace the \qed or \qedsymbol with a Christmas tree or a Christmas tree inside a box. I've done this already with a smiley by using \renewcommand{\qedsymbol}{\smiley}, but I don't ...
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Projectile motion: change an old code and make it more beautiful

Given this image, where a golf player throws a ball with a angle of 54.0° above horizontal and a speed v₀=13.5 m/s. Looking this excellent old answer Sketching a graph mapping projectile motion using ...
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How can I create a lightbox/microfilm effect in beamer slides?

I'm putting together a beamer presentation, and in a moment of madness I had the idea to give it a sort of lightbox/microfilm/transparency effect, sort of like this or this or this. I tend to keep my ...
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Random WordSpacing

for demonstration purposes I'd like to set a paragraph with random wordspacing. I tried to adapt the solution for the chtulhu question (https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/29458/9666) but actually I must ...
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Can we draw Spikey?

"Spikey" is the logo of Wolfram Research, makers of Mathematica and the Wolfram Language. I thought it would be a fun experiment, to draw the various versions of "Spikey" in Tex.
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Bo Derek in texbook.tex?

texbook.tex contains a double-dangerous-bend exercise which starts at line 18198 : \ddangerexercise ^{Powers of ten}: The whole \TeX\ language has now been summarized completely. To~demonstrate how ...
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Drawing Super Mario Bros.....in LaTeX

There are several questions about TeX.SE. that concern designs for recurrences such as fireworks, lunar calendar, the pi-greek, and into my mind I'm remembering a protagonist of an old video game: ...
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Draw arrows from reference to figure

I just fell over this gem of a figure reference system in the Danish on train magazine "ud & Se" (out and watch), and I wondered if there was a way of doing it in LaTeX. The idea is, that instead ...
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TeX Art Fun - Mandalas

I can't help but feel we need more fun coding contests here on TeX.SX, and since these seemed to do well in the past (e.g. TeX-mas, Groundhog Day) I thought I'd try my hand at putting together one of ...
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Creating tiles for an image with comments on each tile of the puzzle

Let's suppose that we have any image in .pdf, in .jpg in .png. Exist a package to break into the fragments of an image like a classic puzzle? I would like each piece of the puzzle to also have the ...
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Draw death star

How to add the typical grid cells (image modified from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Star) to the following sketch of the death star? This is what I have so far \documentclass{standalone} \...
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Aquatic animals in 2D or 3D

In relation to these beautiful questions and answers, "The duck pond": showcase of TikZ-drawn animals/ducks animal icons in Tikz in this period I'm searching if exists between the ...
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A collection of the actual smartphones

Considering the recent excellent questions that I've really enjoyed Welcoming 2019 Pi day: How to draw the letter π? and What has been your most complicated TikZ drawing? I have carefully observed ...
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Welcoming 2019 Pi day: How to draw the letter π?

First of all: don't forget that exactly 140 years ago, Albert Einstein was born; but exactly one year ago, Stephen William Hawking passed away. What a special day for science! Question How to draw ...
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What has been your most complicated TikZ drawing?

Share your most complex TikZ drawing and learning out of it.
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Permutations of squares

Consider the following problem: Imagine you choose 3 squares out of a 3x3 field. So you can have a line upwords or downwords, two squares downwords and one to the right etc. So let's number every ...
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Fun with Tikz Dogs

I am aware of the many fun uses of LaTeX such as the ever growing tikzlings package. Is anyone aware of any package to depict dogs? Edit 1 This may be quite selfish, any idea how to draw a simple ...
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Welcoming 2019 Lunar New Year: How to draw a (lovely) pig?

Chinese Zodiac and Lunar Year can be called very close friends. In Eastern cultures, each lunar year is assigned to one of the twelve animals in Chinese zodiac. The animal (or rather a mascot) of this ...
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TikZ-Roulette: Make animation more realistic

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{backgrounds} \definecolor{filz}{RGB}{56,114,73} %\pagecolor{filz} \newcommand{\roulette}[1]{ % \pgfmathsetseed{3} \...
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A colored pattern but a little change to the random function in TikZ is required

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass[border=0pt,tikz]{standalone} \definecolor{elila}{RGB}{186,85,211} \definecolor{zlila}{RGB}{138,43,226} \definecolor{dblau}{RGB}{30,144,255} \definecolor{...
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Improvements for conveyor belt in TikZ

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass[border=5pt,tikz]{standalone} \begin{document} \foreach \n in {0,-10,...,-720} { \begin{tikzpicture} \useasboundingbox (-3,-3) ...
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Making motorway with TikZ

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass[border=5pt,tikz]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \tikzset{ car/.style={ scale=.5,minimum width=.1cm,minimum height=.5cm,fill=#1 } } \begin{...
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Improvements for code to decrease compilation time

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepgfplotslibrary{polar,colormaps} \pagecolor{black} \usetikzlibrary{backgrounds} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[ ...
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Making a working neuronal network

I've got the following two MWE: \documentclass[border=5pt,tikz]{standalone} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} %%% %%% %%% %>> We are building a perceptron ...
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Improvements for Lissajous curve

I was working on following MWE: \documentclass[border=5pt,tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{bookman} \usetikzlibrary{backgrounds} \tikzset{ io/.style={ fill=black,circle,inner sep=.5pt }, ...
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Connecting nodes in a proper way

How can I connect the $n$-th node with the $n-1$ node? \documentclass[border=5pt,tikz]{standalone} \tikzset{ io/.style={ fill=black,circle,inner sep=.1pt } } \begin{document} \...
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Making a command for drawing diagrams

I know that there are other solutions for creating diagrams in LaTeX, especially in TikZ, but I've got the following problem. Consider this MWE with the output: \documentclass[border=5pt,tikz]{...
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Making skydiving more realistic

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass[export,border=5pt,tikz]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.text,calc} \begin{document} \foreach \n in {0,1,...,10} { \begin{tikzpicture} \...
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How to type the Arara logo?

I may deserve a silly duck for this. I have successfully implemented the comfy arara (from Paulo Cereda) system for automating the typesetting steps of my master thesis, and I want to cite it in the ...
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