Google Apps Script: sending your files as PDF

Once again a post that is mostly meant as a memo to myself. The last month I’ve been exploring Google Apps Script as a tool to automate the administration in our fencing club. One of the tasks that needs to be done, is send each member a form at the beginning of each year in … Continue reading

TikZ folding: The truncated cuboctahedron

This is the next post in a recent series of posts I’ve been writing about the TikZ folding library. This series finds it origin in a post about an extension to the TikZ folding library, which I wrote about three years ago. This post was brought back to my attention recently, and this has motivated … Continue reading

TikZ folding: Three more Archimedean solids

As I explained in a previous post, my interest in the TikZ folding library was recently rekindled, three years after I first added the remaining Platonic solids to that library. I’ve been busy added the remaining Archimedean solids. In that previous post I explained the preparatory work I had done for the remaining Archimedean solids. … Continue reading

TikZ folding: Preparing for the archimedean solids

Some years ago I played around with the folding library of TikZ. I extended it a bit to include all platonic solids and also added two Archimedean solids. I wrote a blog article about this, which can be found here. In that article I promised to finish the remaining Archimedean solids. I didn’t let it … Continue reading

Bulk updating TikZ pictures

I’m a strong ‘believer’ of PGF/TikZ as you might have noticed in my post about the folding library. For my PhD thesis I have dozens of TikZ pictures in separate files which I give a .tikz extension. This has proven to be a useful and practical way for me to reuse images and update them … Continue reading

Curing LaTeX’s paranoia

To ease the maintenance of my PhD thesis I’ve split up the document source into several parts and placed them in a folder hierarchy that seemed appropriate (to me). The root is a folder named writings. Below that folder there is a folder for each chapter. For the purpose of this blog post I’ll refer … Continue reading

TikZ folding: Adding the platonic solids and beyond

An unfolding of a truncated tetrahedron

When creating images for slides or papers, I quite often use PGF/TikZ. This is a powerful package that allows the creation of graphics within LaTeX and similar. Upon browsing through the TikZ manual I found the description of a library called folding. This library allows the creation of so-called folding nets that can then be … Continue reading