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12:32 AM
@UlrikeFischer excellent video!! Thanks for produce it!!
@HaraldHanche-Olsen hi Harald!! Yes, \hrulefill have done the job, thank you!!
 
 
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2:41 AM
Is there any command in Overleaf for undo code indentation?
 
 
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3:45 AM
I'm not very familiar with TikZ -- is 3.0.1a (of 2015-08-29) the latest version of TikZ? The documentation doesn't seem to have been updated since then... (In 3+ years?)
 
4:34 AM
@UlrikeFischer @PauloCereda @marmot @samcarter Bravo! The Arts section was brilliant. And the coati dreaming of a white Christmas.
@ShreevatsaR Yes, I think that's the most recent version. There was a question on the site about whether it's still being updated (the most recent answer from @JosephWright is yes.) tex.stackexchange.com/questions/427890/…
 
@AlanMunn Ah I see, looks like there's some development in the source repository, but nothing has been “released” since then.
 
@ShreevatsaR Right. That seems to be the situation.
 
4:55 AM
Also it seems that Till Tantau is no longer the primary maintainer (and hasn't committed to the repo since 2016 August). Oh well... the documentation is so detailed it's a shame it has errors
 
5:29 AM
@UlrikeFischer @samcarter @marmot @PauloCereda Gorgeous!
 
6:10 AM
@ShreevatsaR Which errors? (Aren't these little exercises for the reader?;-)
 
@marmot Well I was trying to decide between Graphviz or TikZ for drawing some graphs, and I ran into issues with the very first example I tried (search for “documentation” in this answer: tex.stackexchange.com/a/291718/48)
 
6:35 AM
@ShreevatsaR Yes, there are even more issues with the graph drawing algorithms (as well as related issues in the tikz-feynman package by the OP writing the answer). To which extent these are TikZ issues, I don't know. And it is known that the greatest challenge with TikZ is to know which libraries are to be loaded.
 
 
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7:54 AM
@AlanMunn it's my favourite scene. :)
@UlrikeFischer, @samcarter: wait a minute, I know that place! That's the biênio building!
 
@PauloCereda ;-)
 
@UlrikeFischer ooh
 
@PauloCereda mine, too!
 
And I have a balloon! :)
 
@PauloCereda you? Have you finished your thesis? ;-)
 
8:08 AM
@UlrikeFischer oh I meant some other duck. :)
 
kan
8:44 AM
Hello everyone!
It's been a while since I have popped in here!
Hope everyone is doing well!
 
8:55 AM
@kan Nice to see you!
 
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Thank you @egreg! So nice to be here!
How are you?
 
@kan Fine, thanks. Are you still in the frozen land?
 
kan
I have moved South to MI! :-)
(Michigan, sorry!)
 
9:50 AM
Friends, we need to star the video. :)
 
@kan Not so warmer. ;-)
 
kan
@egreg Fair enough! But I am having a lot of fun and learning some great Math!
 
Today an answer of mine was accepted. The question is dated to March 20th.
 
@Skillmon It happens, I have had ones that are several years old accepted, presumably a user who just passes by occasionally to ask a question and gets reminded of a previous one
 
10:15 AM
@DavidCarlisle you're right, that's most likely what happened. Still I thought it was funny/interesting.
 
 
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11:18 AM
@Skillmon It's happened to me too. I think many new users aren't aware of the green tick, and remain unaware of it for quite some time, then they discover it – or get chided in the comments for never accepting any answers to their questions – and then they go back and accept a bunch of old answers.
 
 
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12:57 PM
@DavidCarlisle Today, I saw that you were one of the authors of the psfrag package. I have been using that package for quite some time now, whenever I compile a document with that I nicely get a pdf named as main_file_name-pics.pdf'. Could you tell me whether we can mimic that behaviour for some other document where I donot use psfrag'?
 
 
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2:25 PM
@kan Relatively speaking, still the frozen land to most here. :)
 
 
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4:13 PM
@CarLaTeX Hi, I'm writing to you as usual quickly as I'm on break between polls. Did I see this morning that you took away your answer regarding a diagram? Why, you didn't have to from my point of view. :-( I hope the translation is correct, as I use deepl translator. Greetings and kindness again.
@Skillmon @TeXnician Hi, dear users.
I go to do a new poll. Best greetings.
 
4:42 PM
@Sebastiano good evening
 
5:03 PM
@Sebastiano I didn't take away anything, my answer is still present. Is this what you intend? Ciao!
 
@CarLaTeX Maybe it is in the trunk of your car? ;-)
 
@marmot lol
 
5:21 PM
In case anybody is interested, the source code of "The Great TikZlings Christmas Extravaganza 2018" is available form
^^ @UlrikeFischer @PauloCereda @marmot
 
@samcarter Ooh, the Mummy duck is there <3
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@PhelypeOleinik Yes, it is THE star of the Aida scene!
 
@PhelypeOleinik but the real stars are the Marmot Lisa and Venus by @samcarter ;-)
 
@marmot The Marmot Lisa is so famous that people already started to plagiarize it: gitlab.com/samcarter/tikzducks/blob/master/duckpond/…
 
5:50 PM
@samcarter The link does not seem to work but I am not at all surprised to hear that. There are rumors that a museum in Paris also has a copy. ;-)
 
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@marmot Sorry for the link. This is the image hiding behind it.
@marmot I saw the copy in Paris myself and have to say: it is not so good - it is not even recognisable as a marmot!
@marmot If I wouldn't know better I'd say it shows a human
 
@samcarter Well, the plagiate in Paris is so bad that one may doubt that its creator used TikZ. But your copy is very nice, yet not precisely a marmot. (It is also hard to find marmots at this time of the year. ;-)
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6:15 PM
@marmot There is only one tikzling that can find marmots at this time of the year: The mole with shovel and pickaxe :)
 
@samcarter That would be really cruel. Never disturb marmots when they hibernate!
 
I just have to join the fun!
I backslash with the best. Including the earliest.
Yeh, the Don before there was a Don.
\eatme prior to \eatme
Sorry to intrude. Just happened to notice how much fun is here.
Please don't be agog! I'm looking for fun among like minds.
 
@Raaja that's the pdftex wrapper around psfrag, you get a similar thing just using graphics, for any eps files that you include it will automatically make pdf files
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@DavidCarlisle , Please include me. I understand everything you typed. I wrote a PostScript file called "epspill.ps"
It spilled the guts of PS.
And then i did the same for Adobe.
No secrets.
Test my bona fides.
 
6:31 PM
@humn ? not sure how that relates to Raaja's question?
 
@DavidCarlisle , right you are. I'm just dipping my toes into these waters.
Ps. @DavidCarlisle, you already answered the question.
 
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Cat food!
 
@samcarter another tikzling dialogue. ;-)
 
@marmot Speedy Gonzalez :)
 
6:37 PM
@PauloCereda Yes, Mexican fast food. ;-)
 
@marmot ooh mouse tacos
 
@DavidCarlisle thanks, I'll play with that tomorrow and see what I can achieve ;) (now-a-days most of the city editors in journals are doing a sub-par job :/, thereby, pushing the typesetting job on our head :/)
 
@marmot: the arts sketch is by far my favourite! I think marmots are really well versed into the beauty of painting. :)
 
@Raaja in either case the conversion is just as easy to do before running tex, if you have zzz.eps then epstopdf zzz.eps will make a filr zzz.pdf
 
6:41 PM
@DavidCarlisle , oh wow!
 
@humn ?
 
Again, i'm the foremost (La)TeX expert, and recognize talent when present.
That didn't come off as intended. It's a compliment.
 
@DavidCarlisle: on Saturday I was chased by an angry goose. Talk about irony. :)
 
@PauloCereda did you catch it and cook it?
 
@PauloCereda , Ohohohohoh. Know how that goes. I got a goose stuck in my bicycle spokes. Neither of us knew what to do about that.
We worked it out.
Some geese have no fear.
Nor i. How i entered. Fearlessly.
How i tread.
To talk with D. Knuth takes courage.
I have too much.
He mistakes others for me.
We have conversations where he admits his mistakes.
\loop being one. I disagreed.
(Agreed with the others.)
Bye for now.
 
7:23 PM
Is there any font size between small and tiny?
tiny is very tiny and small is large in beamer presentation
;)
 
@L.K. \footnotesize and \scriptsize
@L.K. or if you need it, any size you want: \fontsize{7.345pt}{8.2pt}\selectfont selects a 7.345pt font on an 8.2pt baseline
 
@DavidCarlisle Thanks a lot. This is very helpful
@DavidCarlisle This is for whole slides not for particular slide?
 
@L.K. like any setting it is local to the current scope, if you do {\small zzz} it is just the stuff in {...} that is small, if you do it in a frame it is just that frame that is small, if you do it outside of a frame it will have global scope
 
@DavidCarlisle Ohh, thanks again
 
Any suggestion on how to do this (tex.stackexchange.com/q/12373/63097) globally when the class is beamer, without affecting the beamer?
 
7:51 PM
@marmot Very nice! The mouse could go as Doppler effect for carnival :)
@nbro Can you try something like \makeatletter \g@addto@macro\@listii{\itemsep4pt} \makeatletter (if this does not work, can you ask a questions on the main site including a MWE?)
 
8:08 PM
@JosephWright l3build is building stuff...
 
@DavidCarlisle Yes the conversion is indeed easy, however, when given to a journal for final compilation they often mess it up :/ for no reasons. So, thinking of a full-proof way to ensure the inline fonts of the manuscript is reflected in the texts in the figure as well. Though, working in my own computer is nevertheless, not an issue :D
 
@Raaja well then I would definitely do the conversions externally yourself and submit pdf rather than relying on tex shelling out to epstopdf and converting them on the fly on the publisher's machine
 
8:28 PM
The bomb has been defused. We are back and some have left their dugouts.
 
Question: “M. et Mme Macron ont deux fils. Comment les appellent-ils?”
Réponse: “Gilles et John...”
 
8:48 PM
@UlrikeFischer :) That's the best material for a dugout - the bear is safe and won't get hugry! (If bears eat honey, they probably don't mind other sweet stuff)
 
 
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11:07 PM
@JosephWright I nearly uploaded the wrong zip files:-)
 
@DavidCarlisle Argh
 
@JosephWright the old ones (latex-doc.zip not latex-doc-ctan.zip) were lying around and I got as far as selecting the wrong one in the browser then just thought I'd go back to the filesystem and double check the filedates:-)
 

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