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Thomas Thurnherr
Works at ETH Zurich
Attended National University of Singapore
Lives in Switzerland
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When writing a scientific paper, one often provides supplementary materials together with the main manuscript. Supplementary materials can be additional figures, tables, or other materials not included in the main manuscript. However, since these…
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I was working on a presentation and had to place several logos at the end of a slide. Initially, I just added them using includegraphics. However, it looked terrible because each logo was of a different size. Obviously, I wanted to arrange them at least…
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There are different ways to define a specific color in LaTeX. Often, I just choose a predefined color from the xcolor package or define a color using the RGB color model. However, I personally like the red!40!blue notation best. This creates purple with…
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Consider the following scenario: By changing one or more parameters in an experimental method, we produce a series of figures. We then want to include these figures in a research report, manuscript, or thesis. It is often possible to reduce the amount of…
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The mdframed package implements a box environment that automatically breaks boxes across multiple pages. Moreover, it allows flexible box designs. An example from the documentation that I particularly like is titled: “Theorem with separate header and the…
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While writing a thesis or working on a large project, the number of files in the main project directory can be overwhelming. A number of metafiles are generated by LaTeX itself, for glossaries, or for bibliographies. Often, the author doesn’t touch these…
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  Whether you are working on a book, a doctoral thesis, or an extensive report, large documents can be difficult. The source code becomes confusing; you scroll back and forth to find what you are looking for; and processing the document can take minutes…
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Documents with two columns are very popular, especially in academic publishing. In other scenarios, it may be desirable to have three or even more columns. In this brief post, I show how to add a separator line between columns as well as how to adapt the…
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In a recent comment, I was asked if there is a way to carry over the table of contents heading in the report document class. In other words, reproduce the heading on every page of the table of contents.   The atbegshi package offers a solution. The…
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While preparing a manuscript for publication, it may become necessary to combine several sub-figure to a single figure outside the main LaTeX document. A possible reason may be package conflicts with the journal’s class- or style-file. Therefore, a…
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TikZ/PGF is a flexible and powerful package for creating graphics in LaTeX. It’s syntax can be somewhat overwhelming at the beginning. In this post I show the basics of tree drawing using TikZ and LuaLaTeX.   The following code only works with LuaLaTeX.…
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I wrote an article about font sizes in LaTeX, which has become a hugely popular post. Other features of a font can be summarized as its style. The font style describes whether a font is with decorations (serif) or without (sans serif) as well as other…
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Scientist
Employment
  • ETH Zurich
    Postdoc, 2015 - present
  • Roche Diagnostics
    Software Developer, 2008 - 2010
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Switzerland
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  • National University of Singapore
    Computational Biology, 2011 - 2015
    PhD Candidate
  • École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
    Communication Systems, 2001 - 2007
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