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Insights Mathematical Quantum Field Theory - Geometry - Comments

  1. Nov 5, 2017 #1

    Urs Schreiber

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  3. Nov 6, 2017 #2
    Part 3 will be released tomorrow!
     
  4. Nov 6, 2017 #3

    strangerep

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    I encounter some non-rendered latex in Definition 1.7 (sections) and Example 1.8 (trivial bundle).
    Anyone else seeing this?

    [Edit:] In Definition 1.14. sub-para "1": Typo? ##dx^j## in 2nd line should be ##dx^i## ?
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2017
  5. Nov 7, 2017 #4

    Urs Schreiber

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    Thanks. I fixed the indexing in Def. 1.14 now. I am not sure yet what is causing the two rendering issues. Will investigate...
     
  6. Nov 7, 2017 #5

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    Some diagrams which work ok contain:

    \downarrow\substack{fb}

    But both the faulty ones have: \downarrow^\substack{fb}
     
  7. Nov 7, 2017 #6

    Urs Schreiber

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    Thanks again. Yes, that's what triggers the problem. I have removed the "substack", and now it displays.

    But an issue remains. The use of "substack" here is a hack anyway. It replaces what in my source is "mathrlap" or "mathllap", neither of which seem to be supported here. If anyone has a suggestion, please let me know.
     
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  8. Nov 7, 2017 #7

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    It's offtopic a bit, because it's about technical things, but I'd suggest Greg should also admit collections of pdf's as Insights. Then it would be much easier to write Insights of such typographically challenging texts simply in LaTeX. The greatest obstacle writing Insights articles for me are these technical problems!
     
  9. Nov 7, 2017 #8

    Urs Schreiber

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    I know what you mean. On the other hand, with the script that some kind soul has written for me (who prefers to remain anonymous), 99% of the technical problems have now gone away (for conversion from Instiki to Wordpress that is, but something analogous could be done for conversion from LaTeX to Wordress.) I am confident that the last remaining little issues as above will be sorted out.
     
  10. Nov 7, 2017 #9

    Urs Schreiber

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    Found the solution! Turns out that the functionality of "mathrlap" and "mathllap" is supported here after all, but it needs to be called just as "rlap" and "llap".

    Now everything works! (Or so it seems, please let me know if you spot further issues.)
     
  11. Nov 25, 2017 #10
    Thanks for sharing this very interesting guide which you clearly took very seriously!

    I actually think pdf-notes would be more comfortable to read (and more printer-friendly as well) though, especially on complex subjects like this.
     
  12. Nov 25, 2017 #11

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    Still I prefer pdf's, particularly since I'm still preferring to print out manuscripts like this on paper. I'm a digital immigrant!
     
  13. Nov 25, 2017 #12

    Urs Schreiber

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    There is two different things you could be asking for here:
    1. A single-file pdf version of the series formatted as is.
    2. A reformatting in standard LaTeX style compiled to a pdf.
    I'll provide the former when the series is finished. For the latter we would need somebody offering to write a conversion tool that would convert my source code to LaTeX.
     
  14. Nov 25, 2017 #13

    vanhees71

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    As long as the pdf is as readable as the web site and formatted in a way that it can be printed out nicely, I don't care with which tool it is created. Thanks anyway for all this work. I have to struggle to keep up reading and have negative available time at the moment :-(.
     
  15. Nov 26, 2017 #14

    A. Neumaier

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    I tried to print some articles from your sequence using the browser's print facility (from chrome), and the result was very poor....
     
  16. Nov 26, 2017 #15
    One of the main issues is that all the keyword text links turn into URL address links. Makes it almost unreadable.
     
  17. Nov 26, 2017 #16

    A. Neumaier

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    This makes it almost unreadable as there happen to be lots of links!

    To be readable, each link should be replaced in the print version by a reference such as [3], and at the end of the article the reference numbers should be listed together with their link:
    [3] http://xxxx.yy....
     
  18. Nov 26, 2017 #17
    Right, that is what I meant. There are some things I can try. Be back later to report.
     
  19. Nov 26, 2017 #18

    A. Neumaier

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    maybe you can make a button that generates a print version. In this case it would be useful to have a choice whether one wants to have all links simply suppressed, or listed in the way suggested above.
     
  20. Nov 26, 2017 #19
    Working on that now. First try looked good but now the latex doesn't render.
     
  21. Nov 26, 2017 #20

    A. Neumaier

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    Also, the pdf for the above Insight article has the leading table truncated.
    Please place the print/pdf button at the top!
     
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