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12:00 AM
@manooooh Well it's a High Energy Physics paper, not an AMS journal paper.
 
@AlanMunn that makes sense, thank you
 
12:36 AM
@manooooh people use all kinds of markup. =& in alignments \big( instead of \bigl( why are you surprised if they use ~ (which isn't that bad, depends where it is used)?
@manooooh article is the most commonly used latex class, so it's not surprising if you find article class documents on arxiv.
 
@DavidCarlisle they did not have their own package?
@DavidCarlisle I am surprised because of their syntax
 
@manooooh arxiv don't have any specific class of their own as far as I know.
 
@DavidCarlisle sorry I mean amstex, that class either?
 
@manooooh no one uses amstex now.
 
12:52 AM
@DavidCarlisle oh, some time ago I said that "the X package is not used anymore" (I don't remember what package was) but then you corrected me. I should say "the X package was amstex"!
 
@manooooh -- the initial minus in [-2x - 4y]*regardless of the size of the brackets* is not binary but unary. binary would imply that -2 is being subtracted from the left bracket, which is both impossible and absurd.
 
@barbarabeeton yeah... the minus sign does not always imply that there are a subtraction...
 
@UlrikeFischer -- there are also tamarins, several varieties, and all very cute. (but not nearly so chubby as capybaras. i once attended a lecture by gerald durrell, founder of the jersey wildlife trust. he drew wonderful sketches of some of the animals that had been collected for the zoo. my favorite was a capybara slurping up a long strand of spaghetti; apparently they had trouble getting the critter to eat what it was supposed to but found that it was quite attracted to spaghetti!)
 
1:25 AM
@manooooh -- barbara beeton believes that amsmath has defined everything according to established u.s. math typographic traditions. quite a few things were not defined (at least some because of limited resources when it was written), and that is mainly the intent of mathtools -- to fill in such gaps. but as @DavidCarlisle says, amsmath is open source, so you can redefine things if you like, just don't call the rewritten package amsmath or claim that it meets the same requirements.
 
@barbarabeeton yeah for sure, it seems these requirements are only for me, nobody wants that. Thank for your support
 
1:42 AM
@DavidCarlisle -- er, not quite true. but ams doesn't support amstex any more. if a paper is submitted using amstex, it's rekeyed in latex. that is documented procedure.
 
 
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6:44 AM
@barbarabeeton yes of course, I'm sure there are some people who use VMS or windows 3.11 as well, but in terms of global usage as a measure of whether another organisation such as arxiv needs to support amstex, I think rounding to the nearest 1000 (or 100?) users and saying "no one uses it" is likely to be as true as anything.
 
7:00 AM
@AlanMunn Hmm …. I've been using \LaTeX all over the place myself without thinking about it much, but you do have a point – it is indeed annoying (though not quite as bad as itex (ding)). I guess I shall stop doing it.
 
 
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9:34 AM
Quack!
 
10:01 AM
Apr 15 at 9:38, by David Carlisle
@PauloCereda dinner!
 
@DavidCarlisle oh no
 
cis
10:32 AM
Hello! Does somebody know, how I can contact Hendri Adriaens or Carsten Heinz the autors from polynom.sty?
I would like to ask them about an extension
( https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/454951/polynom-sty-how-can-show-only-the-task-and-the-result-of-a-polynomial-long-divi )
 
Carsten's email is in the title of texdoc polynom does that not work? although comments say Heni os current maintainer
 
cis
Oh, I have been blind: I found cheinz@gmx.de. OK, I will write to Heinz, in the absence of Hendri.
 
10:49 AM
@cis hendri can be found on powerdot list but the web interface hides the full email freelists.org/post/powerdot/Including-urls,1
 
@cis I doubt that the mail works, Carsten Heinz has disappeared long time ago. Hendri is a better bet.
 
cis
@UlrikeFischer OK, I will try my best...
@DavidCarlisle But I don't found Adriens mail in freelist
 
11:07 AM
@cis as I say, the web interface hides his mail. It seems that he chooses not to make it public.
@cis he is one that doesn't obfuscate the sender too much: tug.org/pipermail/pstricks/2005/002907.html
 
cis
11:36 AM
@DavidCarlisle Ah ok, I saw pstricks@tug.org ;)
 
12:15 PM
'ello, Psmith is now fully operational.
 
Welcome, @Psmith!
 
@PauloCereda 'ello, I bid you good day! Type /help to see all my commands.
 
Gentlemen, I am still adding commands to the bot, so be patient. :)
/duck
 
/help
 
12:17 PM
'ello, I am Psmith, the TeX bot!

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say something about Psmith
@PauloCereda is the listener listening? ^^
 
@DavidCarlisle It's a mention. :) But I will add something later. :)
Test @Psmith
 
@PauloCereda 'ello, I bid you good day! Type /help to see all my commands.
 
/tag longtable
 
@PauloCereda {longtable} is for questions relating to the use of the longtable package, which allows for making tables that can be broken across pages.
 
12:21 PM
o/
 
\o
 
what was that?
 
It's a wave. :)
 
it is?
 
12:21 PM
o/
 
/8ball is David mean?
Hello?
 
@PauloCereda Yes
 
@PauloCereda it doesn't understand \o
 
ooh @DavidCarlisle ^^
@DavidCarlisle oh it would be a mess. :)
/duck
 
12:23 PM
 
Jan 9 '13 at 10:36, by Paulo Cereda
Stupid bot.
 
@DavidCarlisle awww
/roll vim emacs
 
@PauloCereda emacs
 
Stupid bot
 
@Psmith excellent answer
 
12:24 PM
@DavidCarlisle 'ello, I bid you good day! Type /help to see all my commands.
 
@PauloCereda he can't learn ;-((
 
@UlrikeFischer I thought it would be dangerous. :) But I can enable this feature. :)
 
@PauloCereda what happens if two people try to teach the same? In the test the result was a bit confusing.
 
@UlrikeFischer I don't know. :) One for the sandbox.
/8ball are you buggy?
 
@PauloCereda No way
 
12:28 PM
Back to the drawing board.
/shutdown
 
Initiating shutdown sequence. Cheerio!
 
@PauloCereda you could add some exceptions like "I don't want to learn from you, you are mean" ;-)
 
@UlrikeFischer or "I don't want to learn from you, you would break all my Lua support"
 
@Psmith Welcome to the chat! I saw you can display ducks and cat, but can you also display random tikzlings?
 
@DavidCarlisle Yet another student today has written their entire honours thesis using \\\\ to separate paragraphs not blank lines. Something really bad is going on.
 
12:41 PM
@DavidCarlisle ;-). I was just considering if one can remove some of the older patches from the luaotfload code without breaking unicode-math. Perhaps I should better leave it for now. @WillRobertson
 
@UlrikeFischer Hmm, does unicode-math have much Lua code any more? All of the Lua specific stuff was moved out long ago into lualatex-math, a package I know next to nothing about :)
 
Hi. Can someone please explain to me how to "properly" subinclude files? As a programmer, LaTeX has just been driving me crazy.
Specifically, I'm looking to relatively include .sty files from other .sty files, to lower complexity.
Is there any actual way to say "relative to this file" instead of "relative to where this is being loaded from"?
 
@WillRobertson In \__um_fontdimen_from_param:nn it calls fontspec.mathfontdimen, which calls a luaotfload function. But luaotfload has two font patches to set a parameter for ScriptPercentScaleDown and fontdimen8 for capheight, and I'm wondering if they are not outdated. But I won't do anything rash here ;-).
 
I've already looked at "usepackage", "input", the "import" package, ...
 
@AnatolyMakarevich Easiest way: put your .sty files somewhere latex can find them (for example in your texmf tree or yoru working folder) and don't give any path.
 
12:49 PM
Well, assuming I'm working from a git repository on multiple machines, I don't think that's a realistic option :/
You mean putting them flat in the root folder? ... (after the edit)
 
@AnatolyMakarevich can you add you git folder to the texmf trees of your machines?
 
@AnatolyMakarevich not really but why not just \RequirePackage{yoursub-file}` that's what other packages do, just give your sub-packages a unique name (eg a common prefix)
 
looking at texmf
 
@AnatolyMakarevich TEXINPUTS=.//: pdflatex foo then any files at any depth below the current directory will be found.
 
So, give my packages some name via \ProvidesPackage{prefix-pkg1}, use \RequirePackage{prefix-pkg1}, and run pdflatex (and other commands) with a set TEXINPUTS env variable. I'll try this.
 
12:55 PM
@AnatolyMakarevich the inputs by default are always relative to the working directory from where tex was started, not the directory of the main file so relative paths are not a lot of use in practice, but are not needed as kpse directory searching is fast)
 
'ello, Psmith is now fully operational.
 
/shutdown
 
@DavidCarlisle I am deeply sorry, old chap, but only admins can shut me down. By any chance, are you David Carlisle?
 
I want to be an admin
2
 
/shutdown
 
12:57 PM
Initiating shutdown sequence. Cheerio!
 
@Psmith you are just showing off:-)
 
'ello, Psmith is now fully operational.
 
@DavidCarlisle Try again. :)
 
/shutdown
 
Initiating shutdown sequence. Cheerio!
 
12:58 PM
:-)
 
@UlrikeFischer Oh, that sort of thing did used to be in fontspec. More than happy to put them back in there in the interests of keeping luaotfload as tidy as can be.
 
'ello, Psmith is now fully operational.
 
/duck
 
nigh tall
night all :)
 
12:59 PM
@WillRobertson the main question is if suddenly some important fontdimen will be missing if I remove the stuff.
 
@UlrikeFischer The short answer is yes :) But we can refactor between the two packages easily I think.
 
/shutdown
 
Initiating shutdown sequence. Cheerio!
'ello, Psmith is now fully operational.
@Psmith 'ello, welcome to the chatroom! Make yourself at home! I am Psmith, the friendly TeX bot. You can take a look at the available commands with /help. Cheerio!
@Psmith 'ello, I bid you good day! Type /help to see all my commands.
 
@Psmith /help
 
@JosephWright oopsie
Sorry for the noise!
 
1:11 PM
'ello, Psmith is now fully operational.
 
Testing.
/shutdown
 
Initiating shutdown sequence. Cheerio!
 
@WillRobertson I'm not sure. Well naturally something will break if the fontdimen are simply removed, but probably we can retrieve them now from the normal fontloader stuff without using specific luaotfload patches.
 
'ello, Psmith is now fully operational.
 
@JosephWright try again. :)
 
1:22 PM
@Psmith /help
 
@JosephWright 'ello, I bid you good day! Type /help to see all my commands.
 
@Psmith /help
 
/help
 
'ello, I am Psmith, the TeX bot!

List of commands:
/8ball     Simulates a magic 8-ball.
/about     Displays information about this bot.
/duck      Displays a random duck picture.
/help      Displays this help message.
/learn     Teaches the bot a new command.
/roll      Rolls a variable-sided die or makes a choice.
/shutdown  Terminates the bot (admins only).
/tag       Displays the description of a TeX.sx tag.
/unlearn   Makes the bot forget a learned command.
/wiki      Displays a one-box for a Wikipedia page.
 
@JosephWright like this ^^^
 
1:23 PM
@UlrikeFischer Hmm ...
 
@JosephWright I had some training yesterday ;-)
 
@UlrikeFischer Ah ha
 
/duck
 
A DUCK!
 
1:25 PM
@JosephWright :)
/roll latex3 longtable
 
@PauloCereda latex3
 
/shutdown
 
Initiating shutdown sequence. Cheerio!
 
2:29 PM
'ello, Psmith is now fully operational.
 
/cricket england
 
- Liam Dawson injury doubt as England get slithery surprise
The allrounder has picked up a side strain and will be assessed ahead of the third ODI

- 'Nice to see batsmen ducking and diving' - Olly Stone
England's newest quick Olly Stone is targeting a run into their World Cup plans

- Olly Stone's rise gives Eoin Morgan another 'good headache'
The performance of young quick Olly Stone in Dambulla may have pushed him up a long queue to be involved in England's World Cup squad

- New-ball bowlers deliver England DLS win after Lasith Malinga five-for
 
@DavidCarlisle ^^
 
@PauloCereda I can't see /cricket in the list of commands
/football italy
 
/football borussia
@egreg ^^^ we prefer not to write about germany currently ...
 
2:39 PM
/help
 
'ello, I am Psmith, the TeX bot!

List of commands:
/8ball     Simulates a magic 8-ball.
/about     Displays information about this bot.
/cricket   Fetches cricket news from ESPN.
/duck      Displays a random duck picture.
/help      Displays this help message.
/learn     Teaches the bot a new command.
/roll      Rolls a variable-sided die or makes a choice.
/shutdown  Terminates the bot (admins only).
/tag       Displays the description of a TeX.sx tag.
/texdef    Runs texdef on the provided parameters
 
@egreg I am updating things. :)
Football is the next one. :)
This is a new Psmith, a complete rewrite. :)
 
@PauloCereda And put cricket in before football? /angry voice
 
@egreg oh no
 
@egreg you might have expected golf, seeing as he has the club ready
/roll football cricket golf
 
2:44 PM
@DavidCarlisle cricket
 
@egreg ^^^
 
/roll england italy germany
 
@egreg italy
 
@DavidCarlisle ^^^^
 
/shutdown
 
2:47 PM
Initiating shutdown sequence. Cheerio!
'ello, Psmith is now fully operational.
 
/football italy
 
- Marcotti: As good as I've seen Italy play in a very long time
Gab Marcotti calls Italy's performance 'exceptional' following their win over Poland who became the first team to be relegated in the UEFA Nations League.

- Poland 0-1 Italy: Late winner sees Poland relegated
Cristiano Biraghi's late winner sees Poland relegated from League A and caps off what was a frustrating day for Italy.

- Wasteful Italy score last-gasp goal to relegate Poland from Nations League group
<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/
 
/football borussia
 
@UlrikeFischer Deeply sorry, old chap, I do not know this country. I can only fetch: england, spain, brazil, nigeria, germany, portugal, netherlands, australia, unitedstates, ghana, mexico, argentina, france, ivorycoast, uruguay, belgium, italy, chile, colombia
 
Silly bot. Who doesn't know Borussia?
 
2:48 PM
“old chap”!
 
/shutdown
 
Initiating shutdown sequence. Cheerio!
'ello, Psmith is now fully operational.
 
/football italy
 
- Marcotti: As good as I've seen Italy play in a very long time
Gab Marcotti calls Italy&apos;s performance &apos;exceptional&apos; following their win over Poland who became the first team to be relegated in the UEFA Nations League.

- Poland 0-1 Italy: Late winner sees Poland relegated
Cristiano Biraghi&apos;s late winner sees Poland relegated from League A and caps off what was a frustrating day for Italy.

- Wasteful Italy score last-gasp goal to relegate Poland from Nations League group
Poland
 
/shutdown
 
2:52 PM
Initiating shutdown sequence. Cheerio!
 
@PauloCereda &apos; :(
 
@DavidCarlisle Exactly...
 
'ello, Psmith is now fully operational.
 
/football italy
 
- Marcotti: As good as I've seen Italy play in a very long time

- Poland 0-1 Italy: Late winner sees Poland relegated

- Wasteful Italy score last-gasp goal to relegate Poland from Nations League group

- UEFA Nations League next gen: Sancho, Barella, Ndombele, Suso, Bergwijn

- Roberto Mancini 'sick of not winning' as Italy slump to Ukraine draw

- Italy held to draw by Ukraine as victims of Genoa bridge tragedy honoured

- Italy 1-1 Ukraine: Donnarumma saves Italy

- Malinovsky responds to level the score for Ukraine
 
2:55 PM
I only left the titles. :)
/duck
 
ooh a running duck
/shutdown
 
Initiating shutdown sequence. Cheerio!
 
@PauloCereda we don't care what the news is, so long as XML entities within are handled correctly.
 
@DavidCarlisle :)
 
3:30 PM
It looks like the LaTeX from handwriting question has been asked at software recs.SE. Has the status changed at all in the past 7 years? Is it worth asking a new question here or offering a bounty on the old question?
 
4:04 PM
'ello, Psmith is now fully operational.
 
ooh the bot returned
 
@PauloCereda Report on our ooh counter: 1
 
@HaraldHanche-Olsen ^^
/shutdown
 
Initiating shutdown sequence. Cheerio!
 
@PauloCereda whose oohs does that count? oh wait, I see. @Psmith doesn't know past history.
 
4:06 PM
'ello, Psmith is now fully operational.
 
@HaraldHanche-Olsen I can update the value. :)
@HaraldHanche-Olsen Everybody who says ooh
 
@PauloCereda Report on our ooh counter: 2
 
ooh
 
@samcarter Report on our ooh counter: 3
 
@PauloCereda ooh
 
4:06 PM
@HaraldHanche-Olsen Report on our ooh counter: 4
@Psmith Report on our ooh counter: 5
@Psmith 'ello, I bid you good day! Type /help to see all my commands.
 
/help
 
'ello, I am Psmith, the TeX bot!

List of commands:
/8ball     Simulates a magic 8-ball.
/about     Displays information about this bot.
/cricket   Fetches cricket news from ESPN.
/duck      Displays a random duck picture.
/football  Fetches football news from ESPN.
/help      Displays this help message.
/learn     Teaches the bot a new command.
/roll      Rolls a variable-sided die or makes a choice.
/shutdown  Terminates the bot (admins only).
/tag       Displays the description of a TeX.sx tag.
 
\o
 
/shutdown
 
4:08 PM
Initiating shutdown sequence. Cheerio!
 
Let me work on the ooh thing. :)
 
4:23 PM
@PauloCereda Suppose there would be a folder with images numbered from github.com/samcarter/shared/blob/master/images/1.png to github.com/samcarter/shared/blob/master/images/8.png Can I use this /learn command to teach the bot to display a random image, like for /cat and /duck ?
 
@samcarter one specific image works, I tried this yesterday: chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/47158239#47158239.
 
@samcarter Let me check something for you.
@samcarter working on something as we speak, hold on. :)
 
@PauloCereda Ohh, cool! Looking forward to it!
 
4:45 PM
'ello, Psmith is now fully operational.
 
/tikzlings
 
/help
 
'ello, I am Psmith, the TeX bot!

List of commands:
/8ball      Simulates a magic 8-ball.
/about      Displays information about this bot.
/cricket    Fetches cricket news from ESPN.
/duck       Displays a random duck picture.
/football   Fetches football news from ESPN.
/help       Displays this help message.
/learn      Teaches the bot a new command.
/roll       Rolls a variable-sided die or makes a choice.
/shutdown   Terminates the bot (admins only).
/tag        Displays the description of a TeX.sx tag.
 
/tikzlings
 
4:46 PM
 
Yay!
/tikzlings
 
@samcarter: I exploited the GitHub API to list all images from your directory and pick one at random. :)
@Michael ^^ :)
/football brazil
 
- Lionel Messi's Argentina absence a 'pity for football' - Neymar
- Brazil settled, Argentina in transition ahead of Tuesday's friendly non-friendly
- Gilberto da Silva Melo just happy to be remembered after dismal Spurs stint
- Gabriel Jesus and Alex Sandro give Brazil win over Saudi Arabia
- PSG's Kylian Mbappe further eclipses Neymar with Time magazine cover
- Coutinho: I want to beat Argentina with or without Messi
- Fred: Brazil call-up not a relief from Man United
- International W2W4: England, Italy face relegation; Brazil, Argentina meet again
 
@PauloCereda Awesome! Your bot is so great!
 
4:49 PM
@samcarter <3
/tikzlings
 
@PauloCereda Why did you make the command name plural, when it only produces a single tikzling?
 
@HaraldHanche-Olsen because I don't know. :)
Sigh, I will fix.
/shutdown
 
Initiating shutdown sequence. Cheerio!
'ello, Psmith is now fully operational.
 
/tikzling
 
4:52 PM
 
yeah! @marmot Found your crystal ball :)
 
/duck
 
/tikzling
 
4:58 PM
@samcarter try again
 
/tikzling
 
yeah!
 
/tikzling
 
4:58 PM
@samcarter For some reason, sometimes the bot does not grasp a message.
 
@PauloCereda Maybe it is Schrödingers bot
 
@samcarter ooh
 
Yay. A bear.
 
/8ball are you buggy?
 
@PauloCereda Don't count on it
 
4:59 PM
@samcarter Maybe it's distracted by facebook
 
/texdef -t latex \maketitle
 
\maketitle:
\long macro:->\par \begingroup \renewcommand \thefootnote {\@fnsymbol \c@footnote }\def \@makefnmark {\rlap {\@textsuperscript {\normalfont \@thefnmark }}}\long \def \@makefntext ##1{\parindent 1em\noindent \hb@xt@ 1.8em{\hss \@textsuperscript {\normalfont \@thefnmark }}##1}\if@twocolumn \ifnum \col@number =\@ne \@maketitle \else \twocolumn [\@maketitle ]\fi \else \newpage \global \@topnum \z@ \@maketitle \fi \thispagestyle {plain}\@thanks \endgroup \setcounter {footnote}{0}\global \let \thanks \relax \global \let \maketitle \relax \global \let \@maketitle \relax \global \let \@
 
/duck
 
@Psmith Which language are you written in?
 
5:01 PM
@samcarter 'ello, I bid you good day! Type /help to see all my commands.
 
/about
 
Psmith, the TeX bot by Paulo | Inspired by OakBot by Michael | source code | JAR built on: Today at 08:39 | started up: 9 minutes ago | responded to 38 commands since out 15, 2018
 
@Psmith Thanks for the link!
 
@samcarter The source code refers to the original code, not mine. I might need to clean up stuff first...
 
@PauloCereda No trouble, I just wanted to have a rough look out of curiousity.
 
5:12 PM
o/
 
\o
 
/8ball should we eat duck?
 
@DavidCarlisle Reply hazy try again
 
/8ball should we eat duck?
 
@DavidCarlisle Most likely
 
5:14 PM
@PauloCereda ^^
 
/football Palmeiras
 
@egreg Deeply sorry, old chap, I do not know this country. I can only fetch: england, spain, brazil, nigeria, germany, portugal, netherlands, australia, unitedstates, ghana, mexico, argentina, france, ivorycoast, uruguay, belgium, italy, chile, colombia
 
/football brazil
 
- Lionel Messi's Argentina absence a 'pity for football' - Neymar
- Brazil settled, Argentina in transition ahead of Tuesday's friendly non-friendly
- Gilberto da Silva Melo just happy to be remembered after dismal Spurs stint
- Gabriel Jesus and Alex Sandro give Brazil win over Saudi Arabia
- PSG's Kylian Mbappe further eclipses Neymar with Time magazine cover
- Coutinho: I want to beat Argentina with or without Messi
- Fred: Brazil call-up not a relief from Man United
- International W2W4: England, Italy face relegation; Brazil, Argentina meet again
 
/football Borussia
 
5:18 PM
@UlrikeFischer Deeply sorry, old chap, I do not know this country. I can only fetch: england, spain, brazil, nigeria, germany, portugal, netherlands, australia, unitedstates, ghana, mexico, argentina, france, ivorycoast, uruguay, belgium, italy, chile, colombia
 
@UlrikeFischer Saved.
 
/borussia
 
Hm. Can't show pdf. I need a png ;-)
/unlearn borussia
 
5:22 PM
@UlrikeFischer Hurrah, command forgotten.
 
@UlrikeFischer Saved.
 
/borussia
 
Hurra. Geht doch.
 
5:24 PM
@DavidCarlisle oh no
4 hours ago, by Psmith
@DavidCarlisle I am deeply sorry, old chap, but only admins can shut me down. By any chance, are you David Carlisle?
 
5:42 PM
/help
 
'ello, I am Psmith, the TeX bot!

List of commands:
/8ball     Simulates a magic 8-ball.
/about     Displays information about this bot.
/cricket   Fetches cricket news from ESPN.
/duck      Displays a random duck picture.
/football  Fetches football news from ESPN.
/help      Displays this help message.
/learn     Teaches the bot a new command.
/roll      Rolls a variable-sided die or makes a choice.
/shutdown  Terminates the bot (admins only).
/tag       Displays the description of a TeX.sx tag.
 
/wiki LaTeX
 
LaTeX ( LAH-tekh or LAY-tekh; a shortening of Lamport TeX) is a document preparation system. When writing, the writer uses plain text as opposed to the formatted text found in WYSIWYG ("what you see is what you get") word processors like Microsoft Word, LibreOffice Writer and Apple Pages. The writer uses markup tagging conventions to define the general structure of a document (such as article, book, and letter), to stylise text throughout a document (such as bold and italics), and to add citations and cross-references. A TeX distribution such as TeX Live or MikTeX is used to produce an output...
 
Oh, I was not aware it was "Lamport TeX".
 
@mickep it's on wikipedia, so it must be true.
 
5:49 PM
@HaraldHanche-Olsen Indeed. Some guy "Psmith" even said it.
 
/8ball is LaTeX Lamport TeX?
 
@PauloCereda Concentrate and ask again
 
hmmm
 
@PauloCereda What was the purpose of bringing in a irc style bot inhere? You had no one to talk to? :)
 
@mickep I have interesting plans in the future. :)
 
5:54 PM
@PauloCereda Ohh, the future!
 
@PauloCereda ooh, world domination!
@PauloCereda where did the ooh counter go?
 
@HaraldHanche-Olsen Working on it. :)
 
@PauloCereda ooh, working!
 
5:55 PM
@PauloCereda this is what happens when the thesis is done. Let it be a warning to our children.
 
I suspect the bot is learning from answers on the main site, and will soon start to answer questions automatically quickly. It is the only chance to beat @egreg.
 
@mickep You don't know how close you are. :)
 
@PauloCereda Interesting!
 
/shutdown
 
Initiating shutdown sequence. Cheerio!
'ello, Psmith is now fully operational.
 
6:01 PM
@mickep I have some wacky ideas. :)
 
6:11 PM
/shutdown
 
Initiating shutdown sequence. Cheerio!
 
6:33 PM
@DavidCarlisle you can't blame me ;-) tex.stackexchange.com/questions/455311/…
 
'ello, Psmith is now fully operational.
 
/say
 
Philpotts, sir," said a small round gentleman who so far had done only chorus work
 
hm
/say
 
I am Aubrey Bodkin, of the revellers did not reach him
 
6:37 PM
/say
 
But it was to release the cat performed this feat there was an indescribable air of one who, in his eye
 
/say
 
But, as Billy Windsor
 
This bot is an idiot. :)
/say
 
Pugsy tells me in my line of business, you wouldn't expect a man of your youth
 
6:38 PM
/shutdown
 
Initiating shutdown sequence. Cheerio!
 
@PauloCereda How does he make a sentence?
 
@PhelypeOleinik Markov chain. :)
 
@PauloCereda Never heard of it :P
@PauloCereda Matlab's why seems to put more meaning into its sentences: The bald and not excessively bald and not excessively smart hamster obeyed a terrified and not excessively terrified hamster.
 
@PhelypeOleinik :)
@PhelypeOleinik ooh
 
6:50 PM
'ello, Psmith is now fully operational.
 
/say
 
His eyes were smouldering with a considerable absence of restraint
 
o.O
/shutdown
 
Initiating shutdown sequence. Cheerio!
 
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