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12:00 AM
Arghhh! I meant "the set of strictly **non-**palindromic numbers >6"
Hm I'll modify my script to check non-palindromic numbers.
@GonzaloMedina I didn't even notice the missing 'non' on first reading. The wonders of contextual expectation.
I don't know, however, if the set of strictly non-palindromic numbers is infinite or finite.
(And I don't want to think about number theory now)
@GonzaloMedina Ok. So I'll shut up. :-) It seems I've got myself into enough trouble for one day.
Next item in the agenda: sports.
12:05 AM
Who do you think will win the Stanley Cup this year?
@AlanMunn Oh. I... don't know.
@PauloCereda What? You don't have a team? Shame on you. :-)
The closest I got from Stanley Cup was NHL'11 for my PS3. :-)
@AlanMunn err... Canucks?
@AlanMunn No, I didn't mean that we couldn't talk anymore about math. I also didn't mean that you should shut up. I apologize if I caused that impression.
@GonzaloMedina I know. I was only joking. (Hence the smiley). Damn this chat medium.
12:09 AM
Ah, OK. I only meant that number theory is not my field, and it's a field full of really hard problem.
@GonzaloMedina That's ok. I always liked number theory though.
@AlanMunn Me too. :-)
And all this hockey talk is also a joke. I'm just turning the tables on Paulo for a moment.
"Mathematics is the queen of the sciences and number theory is the queen of mathematics." - Gauss, which gave me headaches when I had to implement one of his methods.
Now that @Caramdir is back we can ask him about the Blackhawks.
12:13 AM
Go go Rangers (The NY ones, not the Power Rangers)!
@PauloCereda I like to modify that entence for my students, placing algebra as the queen of mathematics.
@PauloCereda The only problem with this statement is that mathematics isn't a science...
@GonzaloMedina hehe :-)
@AlanMunn sorcery? I know CS is. :-)
(what if I ask Joseph what is his favorite hockey team?)
@AlanMunn Trying to start a flame? ;-)
@GonzaloMedina No, not at all; been there, done that today. I kind of thought that many mathematicians would actually agree with the statement.
12:21 AM
@AlanMunn But it is one! Wikipedia says so! ;-)
I, for one, agree. But some colleagues of mine would go crazy.
Wikipedia is accurate! [citation needed]
@Caramdir So it must be true. (I've actually not heard the term "formal science" before.)
:-) (Just in case.)
@PauloCereda "The problem with getting quotes from the internet, is that they're often misattributed" --- Abraham Lincoln.
@AlanMunn LMAO
@AlanMunn I guess the term was invented so that CS could be a science :)
12:25 AM
@Caramdir That must be it.
@Caramdir yay, we are scientists!
statistics is listed (Wikipedia, again) as a formal science, so every discipline can be considered a formal science (with a certain margin of error).
I just noticed that one of the references cited in the article as a source for the term "formal science" is actually a book about the history of linguistics.
I'd love to see an article in Wikipedia with a reference [4], and when you go check it, it points to the very same article.
@PauloCereda Isn't that the article on recursion?
12:33 AM
@AlanMunn That one also would work. :-)
@PauloCereda have you considered doing a "map" of professions of the TeX.SX users?
@GonzaloMedina We don't have a good data source for that unfortunately.
@GonzaloMedina I'd love to, but I don't know how.
Perhaps through a survey
@PauloCereda The closest we have right now is this: meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/1564/tex-community-polls/…
@AlanMunn Ah true. We have a lot of procrastinators. :-)
12:37 AM
Of course, thanks to @Caramdir, procrastination is the most popular professional field after Math.
@PauloCereda something like that (not exactly) happens in the Diccionario de la Real Academia (the official dictionary for Spanish). There are cases in which you look word1 up, its definition refers you to word2, and this definition sends you back to word1!
@GonzaloMedina I think almost all dictionaries are like that. They seem to work on the principle that you're likely to know at least one of the words, I think.
@GonzaloMedina Really? I think it happens with ours as well.
So, in fact, as @AlanMunn said, it seems to be a universal feature.
Dictionaries are a good tool only for crossword puzzles.
Our official dictionary has about 230,000 words. It's quite difficult to find something.
@GonzaloMedina so true! What the linguists ever done to us?
(Alan to the rescue!)
12:44 AM
We used to live so well, and there there was Chomsky!
@GonzaloMedina I still have his paper "Syntactic structures" in my .bib file. :-)
@PauloCereda Remove it at once!
(No, Alan didn't came to the rescue)
Oh. :'-(
You people must suffer with my English... I know I do (when I read again some of my sentences).
Nah, they suffer with my English. :-)
In here, I have nobody to practice it, except when watching series or movies.
12:50 AM
@GonzaloMedina Now who wants to start a flame war! :-)
wow, I have some old papers in this .bib file.
@PauloCereda Sorry, we linguists are mainly interested in the mental dictionary.
@AlanMunn what's the mental dictionary?
@Gonzalo: I was gonna ask the same thing...
@PauloCereda Speaking of which, that should be "here" not "in here" (assuming you mean Analandia rather than this chat room.
12:52 AM
@AlanMunn Oh thanks!
I fail a lot.
@GonzaloMedina Every speaker of a language must have a lexicon in their head (we assume) where they store the words/morphemes they know. How that lexicon is structured, and how the actual entries are constructed, and how children learn them without any instruction is one major area of linguistic research.
@AlanMunn sounds really interesting (for a linguist, of course). Nah, it sounds really interesting.
Is that what Steven Pinker calls "the stuff of thought"? I tried to read that book, but it was quite confusing for me.
For example, both you and Paulo have two copular verbs: ser and estar. How did you learn what the difference between them is? It's certainly something that you can't easily state. (My wife and her former students are currently investigating this problem. It's really hard.)
12:57 AM
This sounds very interesting!
@PauloCereda Yes, that's the stuff. (Pun intended.)
@AlanMunn haha!
@AlanMunn In fact, it requires some little effort to try to explain what the difference between them is, but we can use them correctly, even not being able to verbally explain thoroughly their use. (I don't know if what I just said makes any sense)
We're currently working on how children learn that the "as ... as ..." comparative (like "John is as tall as Mary" doesn't always mean "equal to" but sometimes means "greater than or equal to"
@GonzaloMedina No, that's exactly the problem. You know absolutely how to use them "correctly" (i.e. idiomatically for a native speaker) but you have absolutely no conscious knowledge of what underlies that usage. (And what conscious knowledge you may have (from school grammar, for example) is very likely to be wrong.
I think at the beginning of the learning process, children copy what they listen to, and try to construct their own phrases based on replacement rules, changing nouns and verbs. Then the possible new phrase is said and "corrected" by an adult, which alters the rule set.
1:02 AM
@AlanMunn can you give an example of this meaning of "as ... as ... ", please? None comes to my mind.
@PauloCereda I take it you don't have any children? They're actually pretty immune to correction.
@GonzaloMedina "You need to be as tall as this line to ride on the roller coaster".
@AlanMunn I loved the truth and simplicity of "They're actually pretty immune to correction"
@AlanMunn No, I don't have any. :-) Well, now that you mentioned, that would explain why kids do not take me seriously.
We think this is related to another problem, namely that numerals sometimes have "at least" interpretations, even though most of the time they have "exactly" interpretations. For example, if I say "Do you have 2 children", you would reply, "No, I have three". But if I say "Do you have 2 dollars you can lend me", you could say "Yes" even though you have more than 2 dollars.
@AlanMunn indeed, children are almost immune to correction, but not to repetition.
1:08 AM
@GonzaloMedina That's for sure. They have a very high tolerance for repetition!
@AlanMunn I had never thought about this, and it's so true. Really interesting!
@GonzaloMedina Right. Language is so automatic for us, that we never think about it. But it's really really subtle and complicated.
Interesting research.
@PauloCereda It keeps us busy. My dissertation was about the word 'and'...
@AlanMunn wow. Really?
1:12 AM
@PauloCereda A little word. A really big problem.
@AlanMunn I can imagine. :-)
Well, it's a shame, but I have to go. Bye, @AlanMunn and @PauloCereda. Really nice talking to you both!
Bye, @Gonzalo! Have a good night! :-)
@GonzaloMedina Bye. I'm glad to have got some of the nastiness out of my system with this conversation.
@AlanMunn Now I know why you like number theory: simply enunciates, really really hard problems.
1:15 AM
@GonzaloMedina That's probably true.
The closest I got to Linguistics was when I worked with natural language processing. It was very difficult for me to understand even some basic concepts.
@PauloCereda Yes, and I think this gets in the way of much good research in the area. Because language is so automatic, people underestimate the difficulty of the problem, and think that we linguists are just making things unnecessarily complicated. But it's a complicated object.
@AlanMunn I see. Not only people underestimate the difficult of the problem, but sometimes they actually ignore the foundations and concepts of research. If I say to someone I work with theoretical CS, the person will be like, "so you basically do nothing?".
@PauloCereda Yes, exactly. Theoretical linguistics often gets the same bad rap.
Hm time for me to go. Bed time after a big day today. :-)
See you, @Alan! Have a good night!
And a good weekeend. :-)
1:29 AM
@PauloCereda Bye.
6 hours later…
7:17 AM
Q: Handling 'non-answers' from new(-ish) users

Joseph WrightMaking new users feel welcome is very important, and we've discussed before steps to avoid putting them off. At the same time, we want to encourage new users to follow the correct Q&A approach here. That shows up most commonly when a users posts an 'answer' to a question which is either a new...

@HedgeMage, @GraceNote I've posted a summary of the moderation approaches on TeX.sx and my understanding of the more general SE one on our meta site. Perhaps you'd make sure I've got the general SE one about right, as I don't really use any other sites so only know how things work here.
In particular, I'd appreciate something about what users can do if there answer is deleted in terms of editing and 'resurrecting'
2 hours later…
8:57 AM
Joseph Wright has added an event to this room's schedule.
9:30 AM
Good morning, friends!
@PauloCereda Morning
Hey @Joseph! :-)
Ubuntu 11.10 is in Beta 2. :-)
And Fedora 16 entered Beta stage.
@PauloCereda I'm eager to see what the Mint team will do out of Ubuntu 11.10
@Raphink Ah I forgot about Mint. :-)
They use women names for their releases, don't they? :-P
@PauloCereda: I've switched to Mint for my new computer. I really dislike the way KDE 4 evolved (using InnoDB MySQL databases for akonadi is the worse choice I've seen for the desktop), and I don't like Unity either
but I still want to stay on Ubuntu
hence Mint
9:46 AM
@Raphink wow, did the KDE team decide using InnoDB/MySQL for akonadi, for real? :-| I swear I tried KDE, but I can't get used to it, I always come back to Gnome, XFCE, etc.
Mint seems to be a nice approach for users who like Ubuntu but not Unity.
TBH Gnome shell (Unity/G3) is not my cup of tea, but I tend to prefer unusual desktops than the classical Windows/Mac design stuff. Now I'm looking for 3.2, which seems to have improvements I've been waiting for a long time.
And I really like Fedora, I've been using it since FC1.
@PauloCereda: yep, years ago. I used to have crontabs to retrieve distant calendars and see them in Kontact. When they switched to akonadi, I tried to find CLI utilities to manage the DB, insert vcal/ical files into it, etc. but there were none, and no documentation (apart from the Doxygen doc for the internal libraries). On top of that, you now occasionally get innodb errors when launching kontact. So I gave up.
I don't want to manage MySQL innodb bases on my desktop, really.
let alone my mom's
But I like Debian/Ubuntu as an OS, so I'm sticking to it.
Debian is a great distro, it is always my second choice.
On unrelated news, we need a drummer for our band.
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11:39 AM
When I tell my friends I use LaTeX, they give me the puzzled look you give to hobos claiming to be some sort of apocalyptic prophet.
@PauloCereda heh
What if we write a bot for our chatroom?
(sounds like opening Pandora's box...)
12:08 PM
@PauloCereda: is there an API for SX chat rooms?
@Raphink Good question. I'm trying to find it. :'-(
the most fun bots I've written were for Google Wave
the bot API for Wave is great
Nice. I didn't try Wave.
When I decided to join it, it closed.
want an invite?
Wave is not closed
it never closed
I got an invite, but none of my friends joined.
And I couldn't understand how it works. :-P
12:14 PM
I can invite you again ;-)
and show you some things
awww <3
the concept is great
Let me see if I can access.
especially for devs
Ah, I'm still there!
12:16 PM
Just created a wave with you
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2:25 PM
so what do you think @PauloCereda?
@Raphink I like it very much! And the API seems to be very straightforward.
and the greatest part still
is the protocol, which is distributed and federated, like IRC or Jabber
meaning you can get your own Wave server and federate it with others
conversations (waves) are hosted, and you only access a server if you've been invited to a wave hosted on it
This is surely a nice concept. And it seems to work for both synchronous and asynchronous communications.
it replaces chat/IM, wiki, forums, Q&A sites, email, and much more
one wave can be used in different ways
2:29 PM
or you can use the protocol to develop different products on top of it
you could rebase something like wikipedia or tex.sx on this protocol
I prefer the word "complement" than "replace" :-)
I really like real-time stuff.
in the case of wikipedia for example, an example had been proposed
where articles would be stored in the root blip of waves
and discussion in the threads
whenver you would like to edit an article, you would switch to the real-time editor and see the whole thread
and you could concurrently edit with other people
preventing merges upon committing
for sx, something similar could be done
with the question in the root blip
and the answers and comments in other blips
@Raphink I think it would have worked a lot better with an offline client. Would have been much less memory hungry and most likely less bugprone.
3:18 PM
Huh, have you used it? How well did it work?
well it was alpha2 last time I used it
and then Google announced they gave up on developing Wave, so I don't think the guy continued
that said, once Apache Wave is stable enough, we might see more desktop clients
also, Wave is a protocol
it is sad that Wave was harshly judged based on the aspect of the client
regardless of the greatness of the platforms (protocol + APIs)
the client was not really that important
since Wave, as I said, could be used as a platform for things like Wikipedia, Forums, StackExchange, or so
4:11 PM
Hypothetical question: if we get a LaTeX book published by O'Reilly, we could choose an animal for the cover. But which animal? :-P
The Norway lemming (also Norwegian lemming), Lemmus lemmus, is a common species of lemming found in northern Scandinavia and adjacent areas of Russia. It is the only vertebrate species endemic to the region. The Norway lemming dwells in tundra and fells, and prefers to live near water. Adults feed primarily on sedges, grasses and moss. They are active at both day and night, alternating naps with periods of activity. Description The Norway lemming has a bold pattern of black and yellow-brown, which is variable between individuals. It grows to a size of 155 mm. The tail is very short ...
Aw how cute!
Better get a good cover before deciding the contents of the book. I mean, it gotta be worth it. Vanity!
Of course! Who wants to buy a book with a freaking hyena in the front cover? :-)
4:28 PM
It won't sell much.
haha, not that bad tthough
I just need to find a better (perhaps less photogenic) hyena. :-P
5:11 PM
Awww, I liked the idea of the lemming.
5:21 PM
It's very cute! <3
Hm I need to fix the image!
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7:36 PM
I think I'm addicted to Stackexchange. All those questions I could spend hours googling and getting conflicting results....I can just ASK and people tell me! Also it is much easier to keep track of then IRC.
Also the critter for LaTeX is OBVIOUSLY the Chupacabra.
Hi all! Back from the tour. An hour ago: there was fried fish waiting for me to take care of before sitting in front of the computer.
@egreg Welcome back! How was the tour?
8:06 PM
@PauloCereda Wonderful weather and landscapes. Almost no traffic. And a good meal in the mountains.
@egreg How nice! And the meal was...? :-P
@PauloCereda Just roast pork.
@egreg yummy! :)
And Inter is losing!
Unfortunately they hadn't čevapčiči (that's the Slovenian orthography, in Croatian they are Ćevapčići). sl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slika:Cevapcici_with_french_fries.jpg
@egreg hm those seems tasteful! And with a good wine, I suppose. :-)
8:16 PM
@PauloCereda I had to drive! No wine and no beer. :(
But there was good wine with the fried fish. :)
Is it possible to nominate my own question for deletion if I found the problem was a typo I made?
@Canageek If there isn't yet an upvoted answer, you can simply delete it.
Ah, I see, thank you. Already done.
Otherwise, add answer or comment about the reason and vote for "close as too localized" (or let a moderator do this).
I have no idea why I had a correctly formatted 'letterpaper' option in my hyperref setup.
Or that it said 'Option is no longer used' instead of an error.
Now I feel bad for wasting peoples time
8:29 PM
@Canageek It's a perfectly valid question
I should have read the logfile itself first, not just TeXStudio's parsing of it.
@Canageek It seems that hyperref used to allow paper size options, since now it flags them as "obsolete". I thought it was a problem with the front-end ("line 0" was what made me wrong). At least it shows you that building a minimal example often solves the problem before posting a question!
Yeah, so did I. Stupid TeXStudio.
heh, as opposed to copy-pasting the same header into every document I make.
@egreg: rep cap today?
.....some questions make me wonder about the human race: programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/111846/…
8:42 PM
Another suggestion: this guy
Still going with the Chupacabra.
@Canageek We south americans don't want to get all the credit. :-)
@PauloCereda I trust on the "Answer the unanswered" session. :) After all I need only 7 upvotes. :)
@egreg wow. Don't blink, otherwise you'll hit the rep cap. :)
8:59 PM
@PauloCereda Well, I've already started from the oldest unanswered questions.
@egreg Ah. :-)
Time has come. Welcome to the "Answer the unanswered" session!
Here we go .. 192 unanswered questions right now.
I have some which look like they need only converting of existing solutions in answers or question to actual answers:
Q: How to convert text in a PDF file from fonts/text to outlines?

ronszonI have PDF graphic in which I would like to have fonts removed. All other properties of the file should remain (such as size, etc). The output file should be in PDF as well. The text itself should be converted to outlines. Can I do it at the moment of including the PDF figure in pdftex document?...

Q: statweave problem

huuI installed statweave on Windows 7. The installation is like this: MiKTeX 2.9 is installed in C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\ statweave installed in C:\ Other configurations: only changed the arguments of the Stata 11 which is in C:\stat11\stata.exe. At the moment, I put statweave.sty in the cod...

(Or this could be closed as duplicate?)
This is my first time in an ATU session. How does it work?
One of our oldest unanswered questions; I asked for a MWE two weeks ago:
Q: lyx hyper-ref toc appendix and bibliography

DominikI have a bibliography and 3 appendix sections in LyX. Using hyperref, I've created bookmarks but Bibliography acts as "Heading 1" with the title of each appendix as subsections. HOw do I change the appendices to be there own Headings in the bookmarks. The TOC shows it appropriately. Another r...

9:04 PM
Should we ask DJP to convert his comment to an answer on this one?
Q: building and viewing PDFs on Kile opens multiple instances of the same file

user3129I've been a relatively long-time user of TeXnicCenter, and whenever I recompiled a tex file to PDF and viewed the output in that program, I would get an updated version of the PDF that was already open. I started using Kile and realized that whenever I tried doing the same thing, Kile would ope...

A: Regular "Let's deal with unanswered questions" chat meetings?

Joseph WrightA place to note down how this would work. Date/time First Sunday of each month Cycle of three time slots: 0900-1100 GMT 1400-1600 GMT 2100-2300 GMT Approach The moderator-adjustable banner would be set ~48 h before to state that a 'unanswered question session' was scheduled on chat. At ...

@GonzaloMedina Everyone comes up with questions and states what should be done about them. (Paste the question link into a sepaate "chat post".)
@TorbjornT Definitely.
@TorbjornT :2069173 Thanks.
@egreg Done.
9:07 PM
@GonzaloMedina Welcome to the party, Gonzalo! We bring up questions that have no answers and discuss what we could do with them - a quick answer, convert a comment to an answer, upvote an existing question, close, etc. :-)
@PaŭloEbermann @lockstep Thanks.
This one seems a not well defined question
Q: Lineno \internallinenumbers - how to make a line number label within a figure?

axel22This concerns the "lineno" package. The \linelabel directive works within the ordinary linenumbers environment. How to create a line number label within a internallinenumbers environment to be able to reference a line number? I need this to be able to refer to a line in the pseudocode in a figure...

Request for MWE has not been answered for four weeks:
Q: landscape page and list of tables

sil_leuI have a landscape page in a twosided portrait report. It works fine and the pdf looks ok. The issue pops up at the List of Tables where the landscape page appears to be at page 72 which is correct, but the link jumps to 73. Any way to solve this issue? Thanks,

@lockstep voted as "too localized"
@PaŭloEbermann Hi, it's kind of a duplicate. I answered his other question (he's interested in Stata nor R) and he said in a comment he would try it and get back to me, but hasn't yet. That one could do with at least an upvote to get it off the list.
9:12 PM
@egreg As I understand, it remarks that \linelabel refers to the line number given by the linenumbers environment instead of the internallinenumbers environment, and asks how to get a label which allows referring to this second line number.
"Too localized", perhaps?
Q: AucTeX extension for TikZ

user4011Is there an AucTeX extension which supports the TikZ syntax and that one of the tkz-collection as well? In particular I want thinks like: syntax highlighting proper indentation that TeX-insert-macro knows the TikZ (tkz)-commands and options (perhaps it would be better to have a new emacs macro...

A: Create arbitrary sorting of index entries

RaphinkThe bibleref package has a feature that does that for Bible books (which are sorted by Bible order usually). There's two suggested ways. The native way inserts numbers before the entry, so the index looks like: \indexentry{01\relax @\BRbooktitlestyle {\BRbookof Gen\`ese}!001:026@\BRchapterstyle...

Does my answer need to be more precise?
@AlanMunn From the timing, I understand that the first one was solved, and then he asked the second one.
@PaŭloEbermann That might be right. In which case then closing the installation one as a duplicate makes perfect sense.
@PauloCereda I've asked Ben Lerner to make an answer from his comment
9:14 PM
@lockstep voted as "too localized"
@egreg great! :)
@Raphink If you can expand it, do. I upvoted it anyway.
Unfortunately I can't participate more tonight. I'm off to a concert.
ok. Expanding it requires some research :)
@AlanMunn Huh. I would understand "too localized", but the installation question it is clearly a different one than the formatting one.
9:17 PM
@AlanMunn Enjoy!
@Raphink That's what we're paid for. :)
@AlanMunn Have fun!
@AlanMunn: your excuse is too localized, too.
@egreg: did I miss something when I signed up? ;)
@AlanMunn Or do you mean duplicate to the "how do I install a package in MikTeX"? Then, yes.
Anyone who wants to earn a "Revival" badge: Convert the "answer part" of the question into a separate answer.
Q: How to fix the location of tables when they're imported with \input?

PetterI'm using MiKTeX and TexMaker 2.2.2. Using the latabstat command in Stata I create small tex files of some tables. They look like: \begin{table}[htbp]\centering \begin{tabular} (table content) \end{tabular} \end{table} When I compile my main document \begin{document} \input{tablefromstata} ...

9:20 PM
@lockstep Not really sure I get what it means!
@JosephWright Okay, then let's close it as a duplicate.
@lockstep Done
@PaŭloEbermann I've added a "community wiki" answer
Just wanted to say "Good luck" for the unanswered session. After last night's "chat" session, I'm too exhausted to stick around.
@AndrewStacey No problem
9:26 PM
(I did have one thought: on that "AucTeX for TikZ", I've been deliberately not voting on that one - though it's top of the list of unanswereds in my "tags" - since it sounds like it would be a nice thing for AucTeX users to have so having the question, with all those upvotes, is a way of advertising the need.)
@PaŭloEbermann I created a CW answer.
@AndrewStacey I think we've discussed that one before, and agreed that it's perfectly valid as a question with no good answer at the moment
BTW, great turnout today
Q: Usage of \lastbox

Will RobertsonAs part of our LaTeX3 work, we provide a consistent interface to TeX programming through the expl3 package. We've recently been discussing the TeX primitive \lastbox, which is used to inspect or unpack whatever just came before in the typesetting. From a scan over various packages that use \last...

Is this too discursive for TeX.sx?
I'm not sure there is a good answer
How about closing this one as "not a real question2 (the OP asked a more focusses question later):
Q: biblatex footnote references

aghsmithAnother migrating to biblatex type question. In my thesis I have used something called the footbib package. What this lets me do is create citations in the text, in some regular way, only the reference list appears as a footnote under a line covering the length of the page. It is implemented u...

@lockstep Agreed: closed
@lockstep I agree and voted accordingly.
9:33 PM
Q: Margin changes in converting DVI to PDF

rtyI have a 1 inch top margin in all the pages that I have in my DVI file. When I convert this to PDF however the top margin reduces! I am not sure why this is happening. Could someone tell me how to ensure a top margin of at least 1 inch in the PDF?

Added a community wiki answer.
@JosephWright Because I viewed it as a "borderline" case, I added an upvote to counter the automatic downvote for "not a real question".
@StefanKottwitz Upvoted
@lockstep Good idea: thanks
@JosephWright An answer could at least try to explain this one strange usage of lastbox in plain.tex. Maybe the question could be changed in this direction.
Q: Problem installing MiKTeX; execution error

johnI'm running 64 bit ultimate Windows 7. I've had MiKTeX, TeXworks and Texmaker installed for a while and then I got to installing a .sty package for actually typing sometime and I noticed that there was .sty packages loaded in a Mathematica file. Mathematica is a separate application which must u...

Have to go. ()
9:35 PM
Too localized? The OP did not add further information.
@PaŭloEbermann Going to need some thought: I'll work on it
@StefanKottwitz I agree
@StefanKottwitz Yes, looks quite localized.
@lockstep Done
9:42 PM
How about this one: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/16202/… ? User hasn't followed up request for clarification, and hasn't visited the site for 5 months
@MartinTapankov Closed 'too localized'
Q: EPS file with tight BB & Psfrag labels

yCalleecharanI have an eps file: "model.eps" here: http://petitlien.fr/my_test_file The content preview is here: http://apercu.petitlien.fr/my_test_file I wish to make label replacements in the eps file using the psfrag commands as follows: \psfrag{A}{$m$} \psfrag{B}{$k$} \psfrag{Y}{inner boundary} Thi...

This has half of an answer inside the question, but not completely.
(Stupid question: I don't have enough rep to cast a vote to close a certain question. This procedure is totally different from flagging it and choose 'close', isn't it?)
@JosephWright commented on this, but no answer was given, although the issue seems to have been resolved one way or another. Too localized?
@MartinTapankov Indeed.
9:47 PM
@PauloCereda If you have the right to vote, you see a "close" link below the question, which gives you a similar dialog as the one visible with flag => "does not belong here".
(Also, if you have the right to close-vote, this part of the flagging dialog automatically changes to close-vote instead.)
Q: The entire table is not displayed even when rotating package is used

alexI have some tables with wider column content, I have 8 columns. The whole table is not displayed in LaTeX, when I reduce the font size also there is no result. I have about 7 tables in single .tex document. If I use the rotating package all the tables are not displayed. Is there any other method...

No followup for month and a half, and answered with the all-too-common "Use biblatex" mantra.
@PaŭloEbermann Hm I still don't have it.
Old, added an aswer, one option already helped the OP who didn't return to it
@PauloCereda Yes, it needs 3000 reputation.
Just use "flag" instead, or mention the question here, so others will vote to close. (Not me, I also don't have enough rep yet.)
9:52 PM
@MartinTapankov Voted for "too localized".
Wow, I'm very impressed with all of you guys work.
@PaŭloEbermann Ah got it! Thanks Paŭlo!
@lockstep commented and closed
@Canageek Other sites have unanswered questions, we have @lockstep :-)
Right, got to go: bed time (I've been at work today)
@MartinTapankov Just a note: put the link as a separate message (not a line in a multi-line message) to have it one-box.
9:56 PM
@JosephWright ;-)
Q: Looking for a web site or a tool to edit TeX and get instant preview in parallel

SoftTimurThere are some online TeX editors which allow to type TeX source, compile it and see the output. I am looking for something different, I am wondering if there exists some sites which let type TeX source and see the output at the same time. It is quite similar to the editor of StackExchange: when ...

Obviously a duplicate of
Q: Is there any way to get real-time compilation for LaTeX?

ViviI would really love to have a software or tool which provided real time compilation of my LaTeX document (to be able to see the final pdf or dvi document as I type the latex code), especially for when I am drawing pictures using tikZ. So far, I know of two things, but none of them work for me. Th...

Added a CW answer:
Q: 3 pdf graphs on 1 page with text below

Bob JohnsonI am new to latex. I have to prepare a one-page document (so float is not important). I want to have 3 pdf graphs at the top of the page with 2 graphs centered on the first line and 1 graph centered below it. I want the two lines of graphs to be as close together as possible, so that I can have ...

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