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Why I like TikZ's Math library

Kpym | Friday, 13 March 2015

Ford circles

I'm not a texpert. I'm a mathematician, that started programming on BASIC, then moved to C, C++, Java, PHP, Python and finally to JavaScript. Moving from one of this languages to another is easy, up to some syntactic sugar, it is time consuming but not so hard. I have never been able, nor attracted, to be honest, to program on TeX.

And for this reason when I discovered the math library, introduced with TikZ 3.0 almost a year ago, that allows us to use a syntax close to ordinary programming...


LaTeX Tricks (XVI)

Luca Merciadri | Sunday, 8 February 2015

This is the second (and last) part of the tricks I found on StackExchange. First part began in the preceding issue. We will begin by a personal trick, and end by some inquiry about my LaTeX Tips & Tricks.


LaTeX Tricks (XV)

Luca Merciadri | Sunday, 8 February 2015

After having looked at about 150 StackExchange pages of 50 topics (that sums up to about 7500 topics' names), I give you, in this article and in the next issue, the most interesting topics' answers to my eyes. Needless to say that

  • I did not read each topic on StackExchange,
  • I selectioned the ones I decided to read based on the topics' respective titles,
  • The topics that have not been considered here are not necessarily uninteresting! Moreover, I did not find a lot of uninteresting topics.
We will first begin by two additions in regard...


LaTeX Tricks (XIV)

Luca Merciadri | Sunday, 8 February 2015

We will here give three tricks:

  1. using a personalized \overline,
  2. boxing every digit of an integer,
  3. using \scalebox.
I will then expose my point of view about the LaTeX 2e learning curve, and give some of the most common beginners' mistakes.


LaTeX Tricks (XIII)

Luca Merciadri | Sunday, 8 February 2015

We will here again consider many tips and tricks. This time, they will mostly come from [1].


LaTeX Tricks (XII)

Luca Merciadri | Sunday, 25 January 2015

  • Documents as a source of information
  • Tabular packages' purposes, conflicts
  • Same space in matrices
  • Logic inferences


LaTeX Tricks (XI)

Luca Merciadri | Sunday, 25 January 2015

Three subjects will be detailed:

  1. Using LaTeX syntax as an unambiguous way to communicate,
  2. Writing a bold \ell,
  3. Fonts' encodings.


LaTeX Tricks (X)

Luca Merciadri | Sunday, 25 January 2015

This is the Xth edition of my TUGboat `Tips & Tricks.' This time, we shall first see how to write `dancing text,' roman numerals, how to draw under and over braces on same elements, and how to display aligned (in)equations systems. We will then end by discussing on BibLaTeX and Biber, which constitute a promising alternative to BibTeX.


LaTeX Tricks (IX)

Luca Merciadri | Friday, 8 August 2014

We describe here how to

  1. display date & time in a standard format,
  2. write (draw) dash integrals,
  3. number rows in tables,
  4. use unhabitual punctuation marks: interrobang and percontation point,
  5. draw dependency arrows,
  6. distinguish between ConTeXt, LuaTeX, teTeX and XeTeX.

Note: I will use the word ‘Context’ for point 4. Here, ‘Context’ is to be taken in its first sense, not as ‘ConTeXt’.

The last section gives a LaTeX-related crossword puzzle.


Improve your BibTeX files with BetterBib

Nico Schlömer | Sunday, 22 June 2014

You know the drill: When writing a scientific paper, correctly referring to related work is both tedious and important. Sometimes, you know the author and the title, but it takes time to find out exactly when and in what journal other papers are published, or you are just to lazy to fill in the page numbers and the DOI by hand. BetterBib is now here to help you out with these tasks.



avatar Gert
Going to put this aritlce to good use now.
avatar mklb1
hello, I am having a problem with the "author" and "affiliation" while writing my paper. after compiling, I realize that the lines extend to exceed the margin, and even exceed the page. I included the code below, I anyone could help me on this matter it would be very much appreciated.



\title{\textbf{TITLE ARTICLE}}



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