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5:01 AM
Can anyone look at this question, I don't understand anything about the \fontstyle{}{} command but the problem is interesting:
Q: TikZ: Text matching the steps of a grid and thus the height of a rectangle in TikZ?

phil-elkabatLet's assume I have a TikZ drawing: there are two rectangles of different heights next to each rectangle there is some text to be added (e.g. A and Z) the upper text has to be scalable in the way that it matches the steps of the diagram (here 3 steps or half) the lower text has to match the heig...

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9:33 AM
@UlrikeFischer Backend draw -> color change done other than the tidying up!
@JosephWright ah good. I'm just fighting with the test setup for pagesel. Can one setup different tlg-files for pdflatex and pdflatex-dev without making copies of the tests in another folder? They are different.
@UlrikeFischer ER, that's probably a use case we've not covered: I'll have to think about it a bit (once I finish proofing something for work)
@UlrikeFischer I'm going to merge into color-models so spot colors in drawings will work, hopefully today
9:50 AM
@JosephWright but perhaps another folder is better anyway -- then I can simply rename it if dev is no longer dev, renaming all the tlg would be more work. It is only a bit pain to have to add the same test to two folder.
@JosephWright I can look at it then in the evening.
10:21 AM
@PauloCereda See Skype
@UlrikeFischer Cool: will be working by then
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12:51 PM
@Skillmonlikestopanswers.xyz On the \str_if_empty:NF \l_@@_module_str question, lookign back I thin it should be in both branches: it's for the case where \keys_define:nn{}{path/some-key.text} is used
@Skillmonlikestopanswers.xyz But I'll wait for you to finalise your PR before I alter
@Skillmonlikestopanswers.xyz Speaking of which, it all looks pretty good
1:26 PM
@JosephWright sometimes benchmarking is interesting. The following document works with 3ex but fails with a capacity exceeded error if I replace it with 5ex:
\begin{tabular}{p{5ex}} %works with 3ex

@UlrikeFischer Er, oops
@JosephWright the difference is the overfull hbox, but I wonder what happens here.
@JosephWright ah I just realized that there is a \par missing. Everything is on one line.
@ pgfplots / ybar diagram

What is the method to set globally `draw=none`?

every plot/.append style={draw=red} does not work
1:56 PM
Ahhh, ..... every axis plot/.append style={draw=none}
I am preparing resume for my wife and on the address line we are facing issue.. I mean Assress , cell phone, email and Linkindin is not comming into the entire line linkedin is comming to the below the address line how I can fix this issue?
Do i share the overlef links?
2:14 PM
@SagarkumarZalavadiya Hi
@SagarkumarZalavadiya As always, try to make a minimal example showing the issue
Okay I will going to be share the overleaf link
@JosephWright already fixed in my PR (I tuned the \__keys_property_find:n function as well and fixed this issue and another one while being at it)
@JosephWright also, to gain some speed, I'm often using \cs_set_nopar:Npx \l_<something>_str { <stuff> } if I know <stuff> will expand to a string, instead of doing \str_set:Nx, I hope this is ok.
2:35 PM
@Skillmonlikestopanswers.xyz In 'tight' situations that's fine: programming support for kernel, yes, not so much in a package unless it's performance-critical
@JosephWright everything is performance-critical!
2:59 PM
@all It would be great if you could contribute a couple of translations to github.com/josephwright/beamer/issues/616
@samcarter_left_tex.se So just post a comment similar to yours?
@TorbjørnT. yes, please!
(or just ping me and I'll add a comment)
@samcarter_left_tex.se /ping
@PauloCereda :) Let me guess: translation into duck language is "quack", "quack" and "quack"?
3:14 PM
@samcarter_left_tex.se ooh quack
@Skillmonlikestopanswers.xyz :)
@Skillmonlikestopanswers.xyz Are you happy for me to merge or are you expecting more changes?
@samcarter_left_tex.se which reminds me that a duck-translation for learnlatex is missing. Should be done fast: quack quack quack ....
@JosephWright still 400 lines of code to go.
@UlrikeFischer :D Don't forget the right emphasis "quack QUACK quack"
@UlrikeFischer I think we could automize this with chickenize.
3:25 PM
@TorbjørnT. Thanks!
> The company AmorSui has developed the first flame-resistant hijab to make the workforce more inclusive for Hijabi women. Experts say it's a step toward making the lab more inclusive for everyone: cen.acs.org/safety/lab-safety/Adapting-hijabs-lab-safety/98/i30
Very interesting!
@JosephWright ^^ Chemistry related
3:59 PM
@JosephWright how about the micro-optimization to remove braces around single-token n, x and o arguments?
@Skillmonlikestopanswers.xyz Probably not. One single key the user adds will adds hundreds of times the difference between X and {X}. Better have some readability, I think
Good evening everyone, and a quick question: if TeX doesn't hyphenate a (German) word correctly, should this be reported somewhere?
And if so, where?
@PhelypeOleinik those are all of the form \l__keys_<something>_<type>.
@Skillmonlikestopanswers.xyz You mean they are private? (sorry, didn't understand your comment)
@PhelypeOleinik all are private (or at least in private functions).
@PhelypeOleinik and all are just a control sequence
4:11 PM
@Skillmonlikestopanswers.xyz Ah, got it. I don't know, I think I still prefer with the braces, but let @JosephWright decide
5:02 PM
@Skillmonlikestopanswers.xyz If the code stays clear it's OK to miss out the braces if there is a real performance reason: we do for example for \int_compare:nNn
@samcarter_left_tex.se commented there --- not so easy to translate "From" if it is intended as affiliation...
5:29 PM
@chsk -- I'm not aware of anyone collecting German mis-hyphenations, but it would be worth asking the editor of Die TeXnische Komödie. Herbert Voß is listed on the website as the editor, but I believe he may have just stepped down. You can use the address dtk-redaktion@dante.de to inquire. (What's the word?)
Apr 9 '16 at 12:28, by Paulo Cereda
@barbarabeeton I have no idea! I always thought German hyphenation was NP-hard. :)
Good times. :)
5:53 PM
@Rmano Thanks for the translations! I think the intent behind the "From?" is the the institute the speaker comes from. My German translation for this sounds also very awkward and personally I would also never use the \institute field for this purpose. My beamer theme with logos etc makes it quite obvious from where I come. Instead I normally use the institute field for the occasion of the talk (name of the conference etc.)
If this "from" key does not fit into Italian/Spanish language, maybe it is best to just leave this empty?
@Rmano I think we should use ¿Que? in all sentences. :)
@samcarter_left_tex.se the duck translation
@samcarter_left_tex.se In Italian you could use "Da:" (Spanish "Desde:") --- probably it will be clear that this is the affiliation, but yes, it sounds like a bit awkward. But better then what I put there, yes...
@PauloCereda ;-) or "Author/Affiliation/Date" (boring, but easier to translate)
@Rmano :)
6:04 PM
@Rmano Thanks! I'll use that!
@Rmano For some languages (and I believe Portuguese is one of them as well), it could have a flag in which the template raises an error to force the document author to explicitly define what they want to be displayed in those entries...
@PauloCereda Does this increase the ooh counter by 3?
@samcarter_left_tex.se ooh
@PauloCereda I'm afraid this would lead to hundreds of questions: there is an error, either my editor helpfully does not even show it or I did not bother to read it. Plz help.
@Rmano I would love to, but backwards compatibility ....
@samcarter_left_tex.se I agree, so there's no easy way to solve the language barrier... :(
6:08 PM
@PauloCereda Esperanto :-)
@samcarter_left_tex.se No one reads errors nowadays. Don't get me started about warnings. I have a big, fat warning in circuitikz that I think I have read just myself. :-(
@PhelypeOleinik Quack, quack quack quack (everyone understands this equally well)
@samcarter_left_tex.se Quack, quack quack! :-)
@Rmano Yeah, another good example is biblatex. This usually has very instructive errors/warning that tell verbatim which option to add ... but if one then looks at the questions...
@PhelypeOleinik Quack, quack!
@PhelypeOleinik I will beat you around with a large trout :)
6:14 PM
@Rmano Would it be much worse to use Da? to stay in the pattern with the other keys? (that's just my OCD kicking in...)
@PauloCereda The temperature is 19° here. Are you sure? (quite hot, for time of the year, unfortunately).
@PhelypeOleinik bah it's cold. :)
@samcarter_left_tex.se Yes, you can use "Da?". Given that it's a very generic question...
@PhelypeOleinik same temperature here; quite cold for this tome of the year, fortunatly
@samcarter_left_tex.se Enjoy your out-of-season cold :-)
6:16 PM
You will have fun people using: "Chi? -> Leonardo", "Da? -> Vinci"... but yes, it'll work
@Rmano LOL
@jokerdino hi mr. dinosaur!
@Rmano :) Thanks for your help with the translations!
@samcarter_left_tex.se no problem
You're welcome. I hope that linguists around will not kill me (after all, I am just an electronic engineer with a three-languages mess in the head...)
6:18 PM
that's nice, I am bilingual myself. American and English.
@PhelypeOleinik I'll keep fingers crossed that temperatures will get back in whatever range you want
@jokerdino Ohh, @DavidCarlisle and @barbarabeeton in one person!
@jokerdino so you will spell colo{u}r with half an u?
yeah I have difficulties like that. I mix the two languages at random times.
@samcarter_left_tex.se I have edited the comment, to avoid making too much noise.
@Rmano :thumbsup
@JosephWright well, it is faster and doesn't hurt. I didn't do so for :TF types if either the test contained braces or only one of the two branches could've got the braces stripped (for code clarity).
6:42 PM
@samcarter_left_tex.se I was also a bit unsure about that one, but ended up with a direct franslation of "from". (Not too many other Norwegians around either, but if @HaraldHanche-Olsen has a better idea than github.com/josephwright/beamer/issues/… I can edit it.)
@TorbjørnT. There are probably even less Norwegian that actually use the inmargin theme :)
6:58 PM
@samcarter_left_tex.se translator off to CTAN
@JosephWright Thanks a lot!
@JosephWright I'm done for now, more speed ups would require too many changes to the inner working (read: a complete rewrite) without knowing for sure that I really speed up things, so I'd spend a week's worth of free time and probably wouldn't even end up with an enhancement :)
@Skillmonlikestopanswers.xyz OK, I'll take a look
@JosephWright for comparison: Before my first PR to l3keys setting a single key took about 150 ops, now we're down to around 90 or 95 ops.
@Skillmonlikestopanswers.xyz Sound good
7:07 PM
@JosephWright thanks :)
@JosephWright we (or I) should probably add a test for the \__keys_property_find:n bugs.
@Skillmonlikestopanswers.xyz That would be cool
@Skillmonlikestopanswers.xyz one comment: I think where there's no performance gain, e.g. for the error messages, the braces should stay
@JosephWright I think this would be only the messages, and indeed leaving them out gives a performance gain as TeX is then faster to gobble the whole branch around the messages (fewer braces means fewer tokens to read in, fewer tokens to transform into an argument, and fewer changes to the brace-counter).
@Skillmonlikestopanswers.xyz OK, I'l let that go then :)
Here, I'm pondering which is more attractive, a Dell XPS 13 or a MacBook Pro 13 ...
@JosephWright leaving out braces is only a micro-optimization in the first place... Benchmarking \def\mya{\@gobble .} against \def\myb{\@gobble {.}} gives a difference of about 17 %. Then again, this code does absolutely nothing. If I grab the argument and put it into \def\foo{#1} instead of gobbling, the difference goes down to about 9 %, now imagine there is typesetting involved...
@JosephWright take the one on which Linux is easier to install.
@Skillmonlikestopanswers.xyz Given that will be a VM on either ...
7:18 PM
@JosephWright oooh noo! :)
@Skillmonlikestopanswers.xyz I have to have Windows one way or the other, so it's either native or a VM
@JosephWright hm, I've heard it is easier to keep Linux in a VM than the other way around...
@Skillmonlikestopanswers.xyz I've never got Linux to work 'just right' for me: I've been trying for 20 years, I think, and the rough edges still seem to be 'just enough' to put me off
@Skillmonlikestopanswers.xyz Linux VM is easy to manage, yes, but then for me it's a disposable set up
@JosephWright well, I have one rough edge in my setup that keeps bugging me, but that one is my fault (well it isn't really, but I know how to fix it, just too lazy because it would mean a complete re-install).
don't understand shit about this code: https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/503646/63097. Do you think it would be easy to rotate the drawings by 90% degrees?
7:20 PM
@nbro \rotatebox{90}{<stuff>} should be easy enough (without really taking a look) :)
@Skillmonlikestopanswers.xyz where do I need to put it?
@nbro around the complete tikzpicture environment.
I tried it but it don't work
I gets ! Improper \prevdepth.
but does I need to put it inside or outside the env?
I put it inside but now I don't see anything but a blank page
@nbro should be \rotatebox{90}{\begin{tikzpicture}<stuff>\end{tikzpicture}}. If it doesn't work that way, you might be better of asking a question on the main side.
@Skillmonlikestopanswers.xyz right, maybe I'll ask it
7:25 PM
@nbro Add rotate=90,transform shape, to the tikzpicture options?
@TorbjørnT. that worked, but it doesn't produce the desired thing, cuz it doesn't rotate everything
it doesn't rotate the text inside the circles, for example
@nbro Did you add the transform shape? I get rotated text.
I added the options ` rotate=90, transform shape`
but it is a good idea if you shared the code
@nbro I copied the code from the answer and added rotate=90,transform shape, right after \begin{tikzpicture}[.
@TorbjørnT. did the same thing
let me try again
btw, how much do I hate mac cuz it fucking starts to warm up and act like he's panicking when there's an update?
jesus christ
I don't wanna install your useless updates
nope, I tried it again, it don't work
how are u compiling it?
I mean
I mean the text is rotated
but I don't wanna rotate it
I didn't explain myself well before
7:39 PM
@nbro No, in fact you said the opposite. Should the miniplots be rotated?
well, essentially, I want to replicate this diagram
with all connections though
@nbro Remove transform shape.
and it would be nice if I could put the two nets side by side
@TorbjørnT. perfect, that did the trick
but now what about putting them side by side?
@nbro Replace xshift with yshift.
In the scope, that is.
nice, thanks
though some numbers and distributions are cut
does this also happen to you?
that resolution sucks, not sure why
it's not a problem locally
it's just the uploaded pic that looks like it's from the 60s
I get I could just draw some of the weights...
7:46 PM
@nbro They edge labels aren't really cut, but some are printed on top of some of the others. Don't have a quick fix for that.
yes, right, you described the problem well
I am rather sloppy recently
cuz I already need not to be when writing my thesis
so this sloppy behaviou is kind of a way to relax
@TorbjørnT. maybe you know how to remove one input node
just leave one of the two
I guess this shouldn't be hard
I am starting to understand how this code works
some foreaches
oh, I was able to do it, but the input node is not centered... need to fix that
managed to do it
@egreg Have you played around any more with Atom as an editor? I really like it for coding, and I'm wondering about also using it to replace TeXShop. You have some comments here: tex.stackexchange.com/a/339179/2693 Any updates on your thinking?
8:07 PM
@TorbjørnT. do you know how to draw the letters from left to right, i.e. h1..., h4, after having rotated?
@barbarabeeton Thanks for the pointer -- I actually found a DANTE-affiliated project that looks like it might be relevant. Asking the DTK editors is a good idea as well, they should know for sure. FWIW the word is "Spiegelachse", which got hyphenated as "Spiege-lachse" (rather than "Spiegel-achse") in a document of mine just this afternoon.
I tried to do {4,...,1} rather than {1,...,4}, but it doesn't change anything
@nbro No, that would just change the order in which they're draw, not the position. Perhaps \foreach \y in {1,...,4} \path node[neuron, fill=blue!40] (h\y-#1) at (\layersep,5-\y) {$h\y$};, i.e. use 5-\y instead of just \y as the y-coord.
@AlanMunn Not much.
8:35 PM
@egreg Ok, thanks. (I was actually surprised to see your answer in the first place, given how much of an AquaMacs user you are.)
@AlanMunn I use it for non-TeX stuff on Windows: it's quite good for MarkDown
8:48 PM
@TorbjørnT. that did the trick, thanks
@AlanMunn I like trying editors.
@JosephWright Yes, I really like it generally, and am using it for JavaScript and also Markdown. I'm trying to figure out it if can also reliably replace TeXShop, although I have my doubts.
@egreg Have you tried Vim? I hear @DavidCarlisle loves it.
@chsk -- Oh, my! Well, German being a language that is so fond of glomming shorter words together, there are bound to be problems sometimes. If you didn't already know, I'm the keeper of the English (U.S.) hyphenation exceptions, and that's really overdue for an update. Maybe it would be useful to provide instructions for loading patterns for other languages into basic TeX so that hyphenations can be tested. I'll see what I can find out about that.
9:08 PM
@AlanMunn Doubt it: I much prefer TeXworks here on Windows for day-to-day TeX editing (I could switch for programming DTX files, but I'm comfortable with TW)
@AlanMunn BTW, what Mac do you have at the mo? I may be going back to one ...
@JosephWright I generally use a MacBook Pro. The one I have is quite old. We are eligible for a new one every 3 years, but I haven't updated in 5 years. So mine still has regular ports (HDMI, USB, Lighteningbolt) and a good keyboard. The newest ones just have 2 USB-C ports and nothing else, and at least the early ones had a really bad keyboard. I work with an external monitor when I'm at home.
@AlanMunn I said “editors”, not deathly traps.
@JosephWright I totally agree with your Linux comment earlier. It's one of the reasons I've stuck with the Mac all these years.
@AlanMunn Ah, right: I've got the possibility of getting the one with 4 USB-C ports; I'm just weighing up the pros and cons
@AlanMunn I'm planning a trip to the Apple shop with a serious eye to checking out the spec
@AlanMunn -- Do you really want to maintain your unblemished reputation as someone who understands U.K, English? (David and I both strongly prefer emacs, but I'm not about to get involved in religious wars. All I have to say on the subject is that emacs has got into my fingers, and I'm unable to cope gracefully with anything else; when the error-to-intended ratio rises into the stratosphere, I just utter apologies for being late, and try to weasel out of the assignment.)
9:20 PM
@AlanMunn Indeed
Good evening everybody
@egreg I have seen also this document: ultrasparky.org/school/pdf/DanielRhatigan_Dissertation.pdf
@barbarabeeton I didn't think that comment actually required a smiley...
@AlanMunn -- 'S'okay. We're on the edge of a hurricane at the moment. Had a brief power outage, and it may happen again. With all the windows closed and no A/C, and the temp over 30C, I'm barely able to think straight much less produce any bons mots. (I'm also still breaking in my new laptop, although I'm not sure who/what is breaking in whom/what.)
9:47 PM
@Sebastiano Interesting, thank you.
@JosephWright The other Mac user in the house has one of the newer ones, and when asked to rate it on a scale of 1-10 gave it a 0... But some things may have improved, since this was one of the early USB-C only models.
@JosephWright Given the upcoming change to new chips, I'm inclined to just wait it out a bit.
@AlanMunn Ah
@AlanMunn Always a thing
10:04 PM
@egreg You're welcome with a lot lot pleasure.
@DavidCarlisle I just looked at the oberdiek package. Does it still need your script to build? And do we need an extended readme? (And why does the ctan catalog claims that soul is part of the package?)
@UlrikeFischer no l3build should work
@UlrikeFischer er when did we make github.com/ho-tex/soul
@UlrikeFischer oh I see it's the base for soulutf8
@DavidCarlisle when is easy, but why?
@UlrikeFischer there is a README :-)
@DavidCarlisle doesn't quite explain why soul files are needed, and why only starting from february??
10:22 PM
@UlrikeFischer I'm on vacation at present so a bit distracted I think there was some issue we fixed or were contemplating fixing, I'll see what I can find
@DavidCarlisle it is not really important. I get a few test failures but all harmless font changes in pdf. I will remake them tomorrow - it is late now ;-)

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