- Include EPS figures in LaTeX/TeX documents
EPS is a graphics file format. It can be generated by many graphic tools. Once you have your
graph in EPS format, this trick can help you include graphs in LaTeX/TeX documents.
- Quick plot from x-y data file
program in the GNU Plotutils
package is a quick and powerful tool
to plot 2-D xy plots. Unlike many other graphic programs, it can plot to postscript
file without X-Window system. Combined with the
in the ImageMagick
package, you can even put the plots on the web in gif
- Build personal home page on Physics Department Server
If you have an account on Physics server, you can have a personal homepage at
- Dial NYU Internal Telephone Numbers
It is a little bit tricky to dial NYU internal 5-digit telephone numbers if you call
from outside NYU.
- Print A4 documents on US printers
- Print source codes with a2ps
Souce codes of programs (and LaTeX, HTML documents) are usually very long and not easy to
print. A2ps is a very nice tool for printing source codes. It can add file information
(date, author, pages, line numbers) to the print-out and put several pages on one sheet.
- Set default printer in your Unix/Linux account
Usually, you can use many different printers on the network in Unix/Linux system. This
trick is about how to set the default printer for you.
- Print PDF files
is an Internet standard for electronic distribution that faithfully preserves the look and
feel of the original document complete with fonts, colors, images, and layout.
- NYU Physics Department printers
The names and locations of NYU Physics Department public network printers.
- Set aliases for Unix/Linux commands
Unix/Linux commands are very powerful when you have proper options. However, nobody can
remember all the options and the notes on the yellow "post-it" are easy to lose.
Setting aliases for your commands is the best solution.
- Forward email to another account
It is very common to have several email addresses. This trick helps you
forward email to the account that you check frequently.
- Change login shell from csh to bash or tcsh
Usually, the default login shell on Unix system is csh. The trick helps you change it
to smarter tcsh
- Latin-1 Character codes
Latin-1 character set has many commonly used European characters.
- The 6 Browser-safe Color Cube
Color table for web pages.