## All time tex.stackexchange favorites

Here are my all time TeX.SE favorites. TeX.SE became a very reliable and valuable source for TeX related questions. Beside the new approach to a internet driven Q&A site which seems to be very efficient — maybe due to the fact that moderator intervention is not needed so often — a lot of TeXperts (as Knuth calls TeX Programmers aka package authors) are around there. And this makes some answers really precise. Now see my list: Continue reading

## LaTeX workflow part 1

Quite a time ago i was asked,  what my workflow looks like, when writing a LaTeX document. Well, this is a very personal thing, which depends on may parameters.

Of course the kind of your work is essential for the kind of the approach. A book needs a complete different approach then a ten page article. For a book it is essential that the overview can´t get lost. LaTeX is capable of many things, but it can´t correct your content nor recognize content iterations.   Continue reading

## Gnuplot vs. TeX

Gnuplot is a powerful, simple and easy-to-learn OpenSource plotting-tool. That should be enough information to make Gnuplot your favorite function plotter.

Plots become even nicer, if Gnuplot is used together with a typsetting system which is made for producing high quality documents such as (La)TeX.  Tikz/pgf resp.  pgfplots offers an easy method accessing Gnuplot via  shell-escape. While tikz and pgfplots  also offer  a function calculation though TeX, TeX isn´t made for such calculations since the accuracy isn´t that high. Float arithmetics aren´t part of the TeX Kernel so float calculation is quite difficult in TeX. Continue reading