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TikZ/PGF Answer: Caramdir's answer and Jake's addition to Drawing on an image with TikZ Brief Description: Allows the drawing of TikZ code over an included image. Possible improvements: Adding some options to adjust the grid and the labels (maybe in combination with my other suggestion). Including a global option to switch off all grids. Could also ...


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0, 201 .....................................................


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127 - Last Mersenne prime less than 200. :) Friends, if I can talk to all of you for a moment: so far, we have 68 answers, but only 37 upvotes in the main "question". To be honest, I was expecting the same number of answers and upvotes. IMHO if you took the time to add an entry in order to win the LaTeX book, you should upvote Marc's main thread as a ...


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Tikz/PGF Answer: How to create magnified subfigures and corresponding boxes for portions of a large image Brief Description A method for magnifying rectangular sections of an image, displaying rectangles on top of the image to show which portions are magnified, and arranging the magnified portions in an aesthetically pleasing manner as a subcaptionbox. ...


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TikZ/PGF Answer There are a variety of ways to use TikZ to add annotations to regular tables using the [remember picture] method. Here are some: Highlighting table cells How to draw lines around multiple table cells How to format table with long column head entries Brief Description We tend to think of TiKZ as a method for making drawings, but it also ...


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TikZ/PGF Answer: Stroke with variable thickness Brief Description: Making variable width lines. Possible Improvements: Connecting this with the Changing colour halfway along path


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2 and 198 (to be close to both egreg and David because they seem to always know what they are doing on TeX.SE)


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According to my random number generator I choose 9 and 99 http://dilbert.com/strip/2001-10-25


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1 and 200 (just to be more daring than David)


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113 and 86 (the ages of my mother and sister if they had survived this long).


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TikZ/PGF Answer: Drawing Mechanical Systems in LaTeX Brief Description: Easily drawing draw masses, springs, dampers and grounds.


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250 (could never do this math stuff)


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Nothing better than good prime duck, so 3 and 197 (lowest and highest available prime numbers)


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12 (For the number of wing feather tips on the last contest duck) 5 (For the number of top knot feather tips on the last contest duck) p.s. He says you have to rerun the winner selection if these are chosen. (Duckie says "he is unique, and wants to remain unique!!)


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TikZ/PGF Answer: Cool Text Highlighting in LaTeX Brief Description: Highlighting text as if it were done with a text marker.


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TikZ/PGF Answer: Chinese checkers board using TikZ Brief Description: Draws a Chinese checkers board. Indicates moves. Possible Improvements: Include board designs for other similar games.


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How about 57 - after the famous Legend? Edited to add my next choice: 132


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I don't consider this an issue, since people who see that message are already on this site. The suggestion is not "Go to TeX.SX" or "Visit TeX.SX". As an aside: For those posting Welcome to TeX.SX! verbatim as a comment, they could consider changing this to Welcome to TeX.SE! as the .SE suffix is more commonly used to represent the Stack Exchange ...


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Tikz/PGF Answer: Need help creating a 3D cube from a 2D set of nodes in TikZ Brief Description Macro for drawing cuboids with grids, with options for rotating and shading.


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TikZ/PGF Answer: OK this isn't so much one answer as a bunch of answers on these questions about braces: Large braces over several items in an itemize with text by the brace Adding a large brace next to a body of text Brief description The actual functionality could be "arbitrary braces" or just macro-ifying Andrew's tikzmark thing. (Which might be ...


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TikZ/PGF Answer: Changing the colour of a path half way along Brief description Changes the colour of a path halfway along. Useful for very thick lines so that the colour changes at the bend in a consistent way. Possible improvements Needs turning into a macro and needs stress-testing. It works by clipping, so we need to make sure that it doesn't do ...


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TikZ/PGF Answer: Is there the easiest way to toggle (show/hide) navigational grids in TikZ? Brief Description: Creates a show grid=<options> key which draws a grid with configurable labels: This is quite useful in the creation phase of the picture. Possible Improvements: Could be converted to PGF-only code to make it also usable for pgfpictures. ...


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TikZ/PGF Answer: Sieve of Eratosthenes in tikz Brief Description: Showing how to find prime numbers by successively eliminating multiples.


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42 - if it's not the answer, then the question is wrong. ;-) Second guess: 147, because it was not taken before.


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Because: It's prime! It's your body temperature in degrees Celsius. 37 * 2 - 1 = 73 (and this is the only number that does this in base 10) (and btw, 73 is prime as well) AND it's a centered hexagonal number (take sides of 4 dots): AND it's a star number (take sides of 3 dots): Oh, and it has its own website as well: http://thirty-seven.org/


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I would like to ask my random number generator (see below), but since 9 is already taken, I will go for 4 & 5 since 4+5=9 almost surely.


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133 and 55. …do stressed ducks quack under pressure when their goose is cooked? (Sorry if you're not pond of these daffy puns.)


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TikZ/PGF Answer: How to define a figure size so that it consumes the rest of a page? as well as Stretching a framebox over the whole page Brief Description: Provides a special text area node which allows the drawing/placing of elements on the page. Possible improvements: Some macros and/or environments based on this could be added, e.g. one which allows ...


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Tikz/PGF Answer: How can I invert a 'clip' selection within TikZ? Brief Description A method whereby one can specify the inverse of the usual clipping method.


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TikZ/PGF Answer: Tikz triangle with point colours Brief Description: Three different solutions to drawing an “RGB triangle”. Each has its own advantages/disadvantages, so I'd add all three of them. Possible Improvements: Make the solutions accept arbitrary color.


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