TeX - LaTeX Weekly Newsletter
TeX - LaTeX Weekly Newsletter

Top new questions this week:

drawing patterns based on prime factorization

can someone help me generate code to type the diagram for any given natural number based on its prime factorization such as these diagrams consider the next number 36 and its prime factorization, ...

{tikz-pgf} {diagrams} {pstricks}  
asked by userX 26 votes
answered by JLDiaz 22 votes

Who/what is behind LaTeX?

I hope this question is on-topic. It is a long story, but more and more these days I run into people who doesn't understand what LaTeX is. In particular people I talk to think that LaTeX is a company ...

{copyright} {licensing}  
asked by Thomas 11 votes
answered by Christian Hupfer 10 votes

In the equation environment, how do I align an equation, AND an image AND the equation number?

I am trying to add an image adjacent to an equation in the equation environment. When I use the code below, the equation and the image are aligned but the equation number jumps to the next line. If I ...

{graphics} {equations} {vertical-alignment}  
asked by Mark 11 votes
answered by AboAmmar 10 votes

Can someone help me modify the LaTeX logo so I can cut it out from a board of wood?

Some modifications are shown here: https://www.tug.org/TUGboat/tb29-1/tb91murzynowski-logo.pdf I have a flat 3/4" board. I'd like a heavy bold logo with all letters connected that is displayed in ...

{fonts} {typography}  
asked by Michael Chapiro 9 votes
answered by Christian Lindig 9 votes

Sinus wave and electrical ripple with tikz

I have sinus wave and want to draw an electrical ripple on it, so I used the decoration option to draw a zigzag line. But the zigzag line is oriented in a right angle to the wave. I need a zigzag line ...

{tikz-pgf} {graphics}  
asked by loro 8 votes
answered by JLDiaz 11 votes

Nested amsmath environments with \newenvironment

Using the amsmath environment, I'd like to create a short-cut for \begin{equation*} \begin{split} ... \end{split} \end{equation*} But saying \newenvironment{eqs} ...

{environments} {amsmath}  
asked by csl 8 votes
answered by Werner 5 votes

Color specific sections of three concentric circles

I'm trying to recreate the following image with TikZ: (Please ignore the sections in black, I just messed it up. Some are correct, others not. I'm looking for an generic answer for any case.) I've ...

{tikz-pgf} {circles}  
asked by Balaam 8 votes
answered by JLDiaz 7 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Column and row padding in tables

How do you guys go about controlling column padding in tables? Update To clarify, I'm looking for a way to control both vertical and horizontal padding. So, if I had a simple table like in the ...

{tables} {spacing} {columns}  
asked by JustDanyul 116 votes
answered by Herbert 65 votes

Nice scientific pictures show off

Task Show off your best scientific illustration ! The main purpose of this question is to share beautiful scientific pictures, preferably with an educational aspect. Content Your post must ...

{diagrams} {3d} {technical-drawing} {fun} {big-list}  
asked by Thomas 343 votes
answered by Charles Staats 223 votes

Can you answer these?

Fresh install of MacTex on El Capitan, Tex Live version shown as 0

On a fresh install of El Capitan and MacTex, I'm getting this error message while the texlive utility is checking for updates: The repository at http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/CTAN/systems/texlive ...

{installing} {mactex} {updating} {repositories}  
asked by Cescante 3 votes

Install packages (.sty file) manually on TeXShop?

I'm using TeXShop on my Macbook. After I upgraded my system to El Captain, my TeXshop stopped typesetting. I reinstalled the complete version of MacTex 2015 again. It turned out that a package I used ...

{packages} {installing}  
asked by H.Hong 2 votes

Draw ontop of a graphic inserted using label(graphic(…), …)

I'd like to use Asymptote to compose an existing EPS file and draw some stuff onto it. I'm doing this using the suggested method of using label() and graphic() to place the EPS file on the canvas. The ...

asked by Feuermurmel 2 votes
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