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7:48 AM
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8:50 AM
@Canageek I just tested my blog (www.mychemistry.eu): I had no problems leaving a test comment.
@Canageek I'll have a look at your chemmacros tonight.
@clemens Hey. 2 am here, so not thinking much about it, but yeah, it would be nice if Chemmacros and achemso played nice without me manually having to relax things. Also it is a pain defining things in glossaries and such before \begin{document} when you define all the commands at that point.
@clemens Try it in Firefox, that is the browser that didn't work.
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10:51 AM
[paulo@cambridge Downloads] $ ls -lha *.iso
-rw-r-----. 1 paulo paulo 3,9G Mai  7 06:47 pt_windows_10_education_version_1511_updated_feb_2016_x64_dvd_8380278.iso
@DavidCarlisle: ^^ :)
@PauloCereda @egreg will be proud of you
@DavidCarlisle oh no! He will use the comfy chair! :)
11:35 AM
I am once again turning in circles. If i add more functionality to the class, i might as well use KOMA right from the start.
@Johannes_B oh no!
@PauloCereda Patched \@makechapterhead a few times, a clean redefinition might have been the better idea.
@Johannes_B Indeed. :)
[paulo@cambridge Downloads] $ ls -lha *.iso
-rw-r-----. 1 paulo paulo 3,9G Mai  7 06:47 pt_windows_10_education_version_1511_updated_feb_2016_x64_dvd_8380278.iso
-rw-r-----. 1 paulo paulo 2,9G Mai  7 07:44 pt_windows_10_education_version_1511_updated_feb_2016_x86_dvd_8379967.iso
@DavidCarlisle: ^^ :)
@PauloCereda You can never have too many windows versions
@DavidCarlisle LOL
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1:21 PM
A wild mix of plain, 2e and xparse. :-(
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3:02 PM
3 files changed, 275 insertions(+), 200 deletions(-)
3:20 PM
@PauloCereda You ruined my tour 😂
@egreg I am so very sorry! In my defense, I didn't pay for it. :)
@PauloCereda Well, I'm on my way home 😉
@egreg Where are you now? :)
@PauloCereda Near Vicenza
@egreg Yay! Ice cream on the way? :)
3:23 PM
@PauloCereda Physiological stop. I had a very good ice cream.
@egreg Yay!
4:03 PM
@Johannes_B Making a template I see. :P
@AlanMunn Trying to make the dreaded MastersDoctoralThesis-template a bit more sane.
@Johannes_B I feel your pain. I just finished fixing some bugs people found in my thesis class.
@AlanMunn Thesis classes, the pasta salad of the LaTeX world.
@Johannes_B Not sure I see the analogy. Or is pasta salad, like a thesis class also unnecessarily complex but with no redeeming aesthetic value?
@AlanMunn They all share something common (chapters most likely), but theyy differ in many little details. Just like the taste of people preparing pasta salad. Pasta is the common ingredient, but many many variations.
4:18 PM
@AlanMunn hmmm pasta
@Johannes_B I guess I'm a traditionalist when it comes to pasta, so no pasta salad...
Ooh, crossed the 150k boundary
@JosephWright yay
4:44 PM
@JosephWright I got a mail that I "should feel incredibly proud" that I crossed the 100k boundary. Still pondering what the "collection of swag" is -- sounds very dubious. stuffpoint.com/winnie-the-pooh/image/…
5:06 PM
@UlrikeFischer The coffee mug is nice. The rest, meh.
@AlanMunn I got a nice laptop bag
@egreg At 100K? Or for something more exalted?
@AlanMunn I think for 100K
@egreg This was in the early days then I guess. I just got a coffee mug, some stickers, a marker, and a cheap t-shirt.
@AlanMunn I was the first to reach 100K, don't forget! :)
5:17 PM
@egreg How could I?
@AlanMunn :)
5:38 PM
@JosephWright yeh! I got a ctan submission past Petra with only a mild rap on the knuckles:-)
@UlrikeFischer your doing ^^^
@DavidCarlisle Yes, saw, will mail about that soon
@JosephWright I'm a bit surprised really as svn normally takes care of that, unless it's got checked in with executable bit set at some point
@DavidCarlisle The mild rap or the submission?
Hello, everybody
5:56 PM
@UlrikeFischer submission (you made me update shellesc :-)
6:11 PM
@JosephWright ooh those ones had svn:executable in svn, that didn't help:-)
@DavidCarlisle Backs up my impression :-)
@JosephWright I suppose I should check the other directories for svn:executable settings
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7:15 PM
@DavidCarlisle Good. You can blame me for this ;-)
Q: Who on earth buys long primes?

Phil35mm and 50mm primes make perfect sense to me: sharper images, simple operation, and framing can usually be handled by taking a few steps forwards and backwards. I'm struggling to see how one would find use in a long focal length prime, 300mm and above for example: without zoom, isn't your shot ...

I thought this was going to be about cryptography when I clicked on it.
@AlanMunn Prime numbers are for free.
@egreg Then you're missing out on the big bucks if you have some. eff.org/awards/coop
@AlanMunn "The least prime number with more than one million decimal digits”. Did I win? ;-)
7:32 PM
@egreg I think they care about extension, not intension. :)
@AlanMunn Damn!
@egreg @PauloCereda vv
Q: A dialogue over numbers

yo'I have got two integers $1<X,Y<100$. I whisper the product of them to Alice and the sum to Bob. They know these facts (restraints on $X,Y$ and what kind of information I told each of them). They have the following conversation: Alice: I don't know $X,Y$ Bob: I knew that. Alice: Wel...

@yo' Isn't this just a duplicate of puzzling.stackexchange.com/q/251
@AlanMunn it is.
@yo' Oops.
7:49 PM
@AlanMunn I've got one more puzzle of a similar kind, but not today. I really have to go or it was a tough long day and tomorrow's is another one such
8:20 PM
Opinion based:
Q: Turning a blog(with comments) into a beautiful texbook

BBischofI have a blog that I'd like to turn into a printed book. The blog isn't particularly mathematical, but does have some photos, and lots of text. This question: Typesetting non-scientific material for the first time provides a nice start for presenting things in a book style, and from my early ex...

Oh, it appears I'm too fast!
@egreg Nah
An unclear one, OP says MWE doesn't reproduce problem.
Q: Subfigure plot in conflict with psfragfig

5xumI am trying to place 2 graphs one next to the other using pstools. I have generated 2 graphs using the commands hFig = figure(1); set(gcf,'PaperPositionMode','auto') set(hFig, 'Position', [0 0 300 200]) plot(rand(2)) xlabel('$k$') ylabel('$t$') matlabfrag('C:/Users/5xum/Dropbox/Magisterij/slike/...

Unclear: no & visible
Q: Misplaced alignment tab character & error while using bibliography

KajaWhen I build my tex file, I get this error: ! Misplaced alignment tab character &. l.6 \newblock Chapman & Hall/CRC, six edition, 2003. I can't figure out why you would want to use a tab mark here. If you just want an ampersand, the remedy is simple: Just type `I\&' now. But if some right brace ...

Duplicate (comment egreg) or unclear? op does not react ...
Q: Is it possible to use two .bib file in .tex file?

user93268I am working on Thesis and in this I am using 2 .bib files, one for author publication and another for bibliography. The problem is that when I run .tex file. It either print author publication or bibliography. The .bib file which comes first, it recognized and second is ignored. If I comment .bi...

OT: not reproducible
Q: Overlapping Chinese characters using xeLatex kaiu TrueType Font - Windows

JeffI am quite new to using xeCJK and xelatex in general, so please bear with me. I tried the following code: Code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} % for \rotatebox \usepackage{xeCJK} \newfontlanguage{Chinese}{CHN} \setCJKmainfont{kaiu.ttf} \setCJKfamilyfont{songvert} [Scri...

Q: Identical space around \[ \] and the amsmath environments set to a personnal value

user50260I wish to have the same spaces around the brackets \[ ... \] as the space around the environments align and equation (above and below, short or not) from amsmath, ideally (I set \parskip=1ex), 0.75\parskip plus 0.25\parskip minus 0.25 \parskip MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} ...

Read a few times, without understanding what's the question: unclear
Q: How to complete the algorithm using algorithm2e

LovemathI wanted to write this flowchart using \usepackage[linesnumbered,ruled,vlined]{algorithm2e} However, I couldn't get what I want, please refer to my code in below \begin{algorithm} \DontPrintSemicolon \KwIn{Data 1,2 to n } \KwOut{Optimal $\alpha$ and $\beta$} \If{ Condtion 1} {pass $\alpha...

No clue: unclear
Q: bbm.sty not found, unknown option 'ngerman'

Dmitrithere is a piece of my header.tex: \documentclass[paper=a4,toc=bibliography,chapterprefix,parskip=true}{scrreprt} % ------------------------------------------------------------------- %%% Laden elementarer Pakete % % Deutsche Schriftpakete % alternativ: 'utf8' oder 'latin9' statt a...

8:44 PM
@egreg Is this something you want to answer? tex.stackexchange.com/questions/141182/…
@UlrikeFischer Do you think your comment here could be made into an answer? tex.stackexchange.com/questions/141242/…
Insufficient information (and the code works on a different machine): unclear
Q: (Incomplete \iffalse) with enumerate and Hebrew

Felix GoldbergI get the same error as reported here. An update of miktex did not help so I am at a loss as to how to proceed. The example works just fine on a different machine. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{multirow} \usepackage{ntheorem} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{cancel} ...

@TorbjørnT. I did it (but normally I think it it would be better to close such questions).
@UlrikeFischer Well, you could also have voted to close.
@egreg -- i understand what the question is trying to say, but the comment that says he gets the same result with equation* even when amsmath is removed indicates that something is bogus; equation* is defined only by aamsmath. oh. i see it's already on hold.
8:55 PM
Unknown package: unclear
Q: The algorithms' captions appear in the list of abbreviations

SaharI have a problem with the list of abbreviations. The problem is that the algorithms' captions appear in the list of abbreviations! I use the loabbrv package for the abbreviations, and by the command \listofabbreviations I generate the list of abbreviations. Inside my document, I have some algo...

No example, no clue: unclear
Q: Greek-Letters-Different in AdobeReader and TexStudio, who's right?

StefanI want to use greek letters in my Matlab Figures and then use the figures in Latex. I'm using TexStudio, and the preview inside of TexStudio shows me, for example if I entered a \mu in Matlab something similiar to an alpha. If I take a look at the created pdf with AdobeReader, I see the correct m...

OT: not reproducible
Q: babel with greek makes MikTeX run forever

apostolThe command \usepackage[english,greek]{babel} makes MikTeX 2.9 run forever. OS Windows 7 The output is This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (MiKTeX 2.9) entering extended mode (C:/Users/x/AppData/Local/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp3100/lyx_tmpbuf2/negreponti-1.tex LaTeX2e <2011/06/27> Babel <...

One vote for this CW, please
Q: How to use 'marvosim' package in windows8?

Soumitra SenI am using Latex with tex editor 'Texmaker' in windows8. But whenever I compile .tex file it shows an error use package marvosim/marvosim.sty not found. How can I fix this problem?

No MWE: unclear
Q: XeLaTeX and microtype protusion problems at hyphens

Kerrek SBI was excited to learn that XeLaTeX finally has microtype support (I had asked about that earlier). However, after adding microtype to my document, I noticed that line breaks at hyphens now go wrong. Previously, the word foo-bar would be hyphenated as: foo- bar But with microtype enabled, I ...

This should have been “too localized”
Q: Cannot install pythontex

JoyI have been trying to install pythontex on Windows 8 (64-bit) with MiKTeX installed. I have tried running "latex pythontex.ins" from the directory but it doesn't work. I have tried using the package manager but pythontex is not there. I have tried running "tlpkg install pythontex" but it seems ...

Unclear without an MWE or further information?
Q: how to produce shrink-wrapped external diagrams

Jürgen KoslowskiI'm new here. As the layout editor of the electronic journal LMCS sitting on top of arxiv resp. CoRR, sometimes I encounter the problem that the TeX-implementation there does not produce the same output as I'm getting (with a clean installation of texlive2013). Sometimes even the number of pages...

9:13 PM
Too broad
Q: Developing a programmed text similar to Quick Calculus: A Self-Teaching Guide

rhodyI am interested in using LaTeX to put together a self-study guide (also called a programmed text). Quick Calculus: A Self-Teaching Guide is perhaps the most well known. Such books teach a topic through a series of panels. Each panel asks a question (usually with a yes/no answer) and the reader is...

Q: Reduce gap between a figure and a paragraph

SoftTimurI put 2 figures side by side as follows: \begin{figure} \centering \subfigure[a long sentence a]{% \includegraphics[width=0.23\textwidth]{figures/cells_time_23h29.eps}} \subfigure[a long sentence b]{% \includegraphics[width=0.23\textwidth]{figures/zones_time_23h29.eps}} \end{figure...

Is it at all possible to break marginpars over two pages? See tex.stackexchange.com/questions/144760/…
An upvote here to get one more off the list: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/134722/…
9:46 PM
One vote, please, if you find the answer acceptable
Q: Evaluating \luaexec while writing to the aux file

dsedivecIn the document end hook I'm trying to write \luaexec{x = 1} to the aux file, where the 1 is computed in Lua itself (and more complex in the real document, of course). MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{luacode} \luaexec{x = 0} \makeatletter \AtEndDocument{% \immediate\write\@auxout{...

10:01 PM
Better late than never ;-)
Q: Error with gnuplot and babel greek

macIn my preample i use the babel to load the greek language along with the txfontsb package for greek letters. In order to create a plot using gnuplot, i use the following code : -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode -enable-write18 next to my pdflatex command. \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} ...

No MWE: unclear
Q: Links not showing up in PDF output

AldoI have an odd problem with hyperlinks (using hyperref). When the link description and the url are identical, everything works fine, like so: But when I try to post a url with a description, like so: \href{http://www.wikipedia.org/}{Wikipedia} The link doesn't work. That is, it shows up in Tex...

10:14 PM
Better late than never
Q: How to match vertical alignment of titlesec with tocloft?

StalemateI want to vertically align the Contents title including the horizontal rules (using tocloft) with the Introduction chapter title (using titlesec). However, I am confused as both packages seem to measure different spaces. I could match them by trail and error, but can anyone tell me how to measure...

Off topic
Q: Correct way of writing math expressions in text (Revtex)

user3058865Up to now, I have been writing small mathematical expressions in a Latex/Revtex paragraph like that: ..., so this is where $a$ is the dominant parameter. However, in my latest paper, all mathematical expressions in the redline proof of the American Physical society (APS) journal PRB have been ...

OT (solved with update)
Q: problem with LuaLaTeX: no file found

manthosI am trying to experiment with lualatex but I cannot make it work properly My preamble is: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[greek]{polyglossia} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Calibri} \usepackage{ucs} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} \...

OT (nor reproducible)
Q: EulerVm and Maketitle

SabyasachiI am unable to use the eulervm package with maketitle. If I comment out the \usepackage{eulervm} the LaTeX renders fine, but as soon as I include it, I get the following ! Math formula deleted: Insufficient symbol fonts. \endtabular ->\crcr \egroup \egroup $ ...

10:58 PM
Q: Error in minted package

Medulla OblongataI am using minted to display code in my LaTeX report, and after following the instructions given here by hpesoj626, I get the error Process started: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "Report".tex -shell-escape Could Not Find E:\myreport\Report.aex Process exited normally What...


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