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PhD student in Jönköping University, department of Mechanical Engineering. My research area is something in between of reliability, structural optimization and response surface modelling. People in my research group use LaTeX daily for all their scientific writings and reports. I wouldn't say we're anywhere near LaTeX gurus, but we're trying to improve our skills continuously.

My main interests are Python programming, algorithms, numerical optimization, and cooking.

I became acquainted with LaTeX a few years ago writing my Master thesis, and never looked back .


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comment Is David Mitchell's writing style in “Cloud Atlas” representative of the described time period?
@coleopterist: Thanks for the edit, don't know what happened there -- it's obviously David Mitchell.
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comment Word for something difficult or nearly impossible to achieve
I'm familiar with this metaphor in my own language and I believe I've heard it used in English as well on several occasions. I honestly didn't think it would be unknown to so many people.
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answered Word for something difficult or nearly impossible to achieve
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