The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...' --Isaac Asimov
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Proofing a manuscript

February 6th, 2010 3 Comments

I recently got the proofs back for an accepted manuscript and had to go about making sure the editors didn’t screw anything up when they typeset the text. One way I’ve done this in the past (idea via Gabrielle!) is to coerce a co-author into helping me read the entire manuscript. Backwards. One conspirator reads […]

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GUI file diff viewers round-up (for LaTeX)

December 14th, 2009 No Comments

I was having a look for graphical file difference viewers in order to get a quick view of the differences between two LaTeX files. One of the things I was looking for was a tool that could handle changed inversions or rearrangments, places where the text has changed both in content and position within the […]

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testing inline LaTeX

September 10th, 2008 No Comments

Using WordPress 2.6 and wp-latexrender and an installer. Success after jiggling with the paths and editing class.latexrender.php lines 197–224 to replace each instance of ‘\f’ with ‘\\f’. For example, line 203 had to be changed from $string .= "\\newsavebox{\formulabox}\n"; to $string .= "\\newsavebox{\\formulabox}\n"; This change is apparently only necessary in PHP versions >5.2.5 (thanks to […]

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