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How to Increase MikTeX 2.9 Memory

I was recently running some large stochastic simulations and was generating very large pgfplot data files. MikTeX out of the box was unable to compile these plots because it kept running out of main memory. To increase main memory (or … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing: A Personal Experience

As some of you may know, a year ago I published my book ‘Enzyme Kinetics for Systems Biology’ and I am about to release the second edition. Next year the hope is to publish another title. Self-publishing my own book … Continue reading

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Nature Precedings Closes

I just received an email this morning telling me that Nature Precedings (Nature’s preprint service) is closing down at the beginning of April, 2012. Shame on you Nature. No reason was given. This is what happens I supose when we … Continue reading

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Expensive Journals and Elsevier

There is an interesting grass roots effort to try to bring attention to the problem of overpriced scientific journals. Considering how little publishers actually do these days, they don’t format or layout the text (especially in math journals where the author does all the … Continue reading

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Collaborative LaTeX

Many of us probably use Google Docs or perhaps even the new Office 365 for collaborative editing. These are great for working on joint papers and those dreaded grant proposals. We have even used Good Docs as an instant messaging … Continue reading

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Drawing Pathways with TikZ: Part 2

Timo Maarleveld, as part of his thesis writing, started using TikZ to draw some of his network diagrams. To give you an example, the figure below was generated by the code listed at the end. IT gives some idea of … Continue reading

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Top 10 LaTeX Packages

  These are the 10 most common packages I use in my LaTeX documents. 1. amsmath, amsfonts Particularly handy for rendering matrices. amsmath has a set of tailored matrix environments. For example here are three examples that use pmatrix, bmatrix … Continue reading

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Graphics and LaTeX

I’ve been using TeX/LaTex for many years and have observed at close hand how LaTeX has evolved with the addition of new editors, bibliography support and particularly support for graphics. In my book “Enzyme Kinetics for Systems Biology”, I use … Continue reading

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New Text Book: Enzyme Kinetics for Systems Biology

I have finally got to the point where I can publish my text book: Enzyme Kinetics for Systems Biology This text is geared towards those who need a reference or classroom text book that describes the various rate laws one … Continue reading

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