I am currently writing my thesis, using LaTeX as is standard in astronomy, and I have learned some tips and tricks that I wish I had known years ago.
The Extech EM100 is a discontinued electrical meter (kind of like a Kill-a-Watt). Software and drivers for it no longer exist. So, naturally, I made my own.
I have recently been using Matplotlib to create graphics for a paper I am writing. One thing that has been bugging me, though, was a quirk in imshow which caused aliasing in the PDF exports of my images. I had assumed this wouldn’t be an issue based on the fact that PDF is a vector…