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(Original post by assmaster)
Wow this thread has been quiet. Third year second term, huh?

Anyway, I only checked in to beg for some LaTeX help. Srsly, this stuff is irritating, and I will rep the PANTS OFF YOU if you help me. I've spent so so long trying to insert a picture in my poster, I've Googled 100 solutions and tried them all and NOTHING IS WORKING. The picture is in the same directory as the poster file, the file name is definitely correct, I've tried all different sizes so there is definitely enough room for it, and all I get is a box with the file name inside it. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN!?

Any and all help greatly appreciated. As you may be able to tell, I'm a little frustrated with this whole thing.
Hrm, do you know about LyX? Look it up.
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I was using {usegraphicx} and
\includegraphic[scale=0.5]{filename.jpg}

In the end, I closed the program, restarted it, and everything appeared. I have no idea why that should be. Thanks for the help though.
it's because LaTeX does what it wants, when it wants to what it wants.
To date my proudest achievement was my 4th year project - basically a 25 page article on the golden ratio - composed entirely in LaTeX
it was (and still is) a thing of beauty
it is one of just 10 icons on my desktop, that's how proud i am of it
then again, this picture depicting an important life event of mine (and to date my second proudest achievement in life) is one of the other 10...
http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/5256/ragecomich.png
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(Original post by munn)
it's because LaTeX does what it wants, when it wants to what it wants.
It is pretty straightforward if you spend a small amount of time to learn what it does and how it works. GIGO obviously applies.
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(Original post by Jake22)
It is pretty straightforward if you spend a small amount of time to learn what it does and how it works. GIGO obviously applies.
it's straightforward if you want to do straightforward things
say you want to put a picture in the bottom right hand of a page though, then LaTeX will quite happily add several lines of white space underneath which overlap onto the next page, so instead of your next page of text looking like this:

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it looks like this

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you can add some code to delete the white space but that results in whole new problems
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Picards theorem, trying to get my head around it :banghead:
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(Original post by munn)
it's straightforward if you want to do straightforward things
say you want to put a picture in the bottom right hand of a page though, then LaTeX will quite happily add several lines of white space underneath which overlap onto the next page, so instead of your next page of text looking like this:

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it looks like this

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you can add some code to delete the white space but that results in whole new problems
I've never had problems with that kind of thing. Are you using wrapfig? If not, it could possibly solve your problems.
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I've never had problems with that kind of thing. Are you using wrapfig? If not, it could possibly solve your problems.
wrapfig is what caused my problems in the first place
it's all in the past now anyway, like i said, my report turned out beautifully, but LaTeX made it as difficult as possible in the process
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(Original post by cpdavis)
Picards theorem, trying to get my head around it :banghead:
Which one?

If you are finding remembering the steps in the proof, use flashcards with a trigger.
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go to all of them?
(Original post by SimonM)
It's what I've done up until now [...].
Did you do Part II PDEs then?

If so, can you help with this question I've posted on the Study Help thread? It's about a question on the first example sheet.

The terms "flow map" and "restricted flow map" seem to be used in an unusual way. Most webpages containing "restricted flow map" refer to this particular question. Someone on TSR asked the same thing I'm asking, in 2010, but got no answers! They or someone else also asked on Nrich. Again, no answers.

It'd be great to hear from someone who's done this question or who can at least unpack the terminology!
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Did you do Part II PDEs then?
I went to 3 lectures before I realised my error. The course is awful.
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I went to 3 lectures before I realised my error. The course is awful.
In what way? Did you then do it from notes and books, or stop doing it altogether?
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In what way? Did you then do it from notes and books, or stop doing it altogether?
Stopped it altogether. I wasn't a fan of the lecturing, and the example sheets were dull.
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"A cover U is finite if it is finite"

I thought this was topology, not tautology.
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I thought this was topology, not tautology.
Great topology quotes from Oxford part A so far:

"So open balls are, surprisingly enough, open"
"It turns out balls can behave in strange ways"
"So in this space every sequence converges to every space. In other words, this is a pretty stupid space"

I love this lecturer
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Choice quote from Linear Analysis:

'I'm having trouble notating my balls'
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Today's topology quote: "The closure of the closure of the set is equal to the closure of the set because the closure of a closed set is equal to that closed set."

Tell that to a non-mathematician and they'll think you're pulling their leg.
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(Original post by tommm)
"A cover U is finite if it is finite"

I thought this was topology, not tautology.
We got a nice definition that a set is the union of it's elements which amused me.
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More useful than you think...
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More useful than you think...
Well yeah in the same way that any ridiculously obvious property is useful.
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Today's topology quote: "The closure of the closure of the set is equal to the closure of the set because the closure of a closed set is equal to that closed set."

Tell that to a non-mathematician and they'll think you're pulling their leg.
That sounds perfectly fine to me.

On stupid definitions. In Algebraic topology, the whole real number line is the same as a point, however a point isn't the same as two distinct points.

What the hell?
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