Tricks and Things to Remember

Matlab

Anti-aliasing Plots
a=plot(N); %or any other type of plot
set(a,'LineSmoothing','on');

Linuk

PNG 2 EPS (or other types) conversion
convert -resample 50 figure.png figure.eps
Installing Latest Development Version of GNU Plot
Follow instructions on this link.

Right Encoding of Videos for Powerpoint
mencoder -mc 0 -noskip -skiplimit 0 -ovc lavc -lavcopts \
	vcodec=msmpeg4v2:vhq "mf://*.png" -mf type=png:fps=10 -o output.avi

LaTeX

Good Reference WikiBook

Importing references into BibTeX with google scholar
Go to Scholar Preferences in scholar.google.com. On the bottom, change "Bibliography Manager" configuration to "Show links to import citations into BibTeX." Search for the article you need, "Import into BibTeX" option is just underneath it.

Using PNG in LaTeX
Add the PNG file with,
\includegraphics{Figure.png}
and then just use PdfLaTeX to compile.

Using sub-figures
 \begin{figure}[!t]
  \centering  
  \subfloat[]{\label{fig:sub1}\includegraphics[width=\columnwidth]{subfig-1.png}} % \\ for vertical
  \subfloat[]{\label{fig:sub2}\includegraphics[width=\columnwidth]{subfig-2.png}}
  \caption{(\ref{fig:sub1}) SubFigure 1 is a good figure (\ref{fig:sub2}) SubFigure 2 
  is not so bad either
  \label{fig:fig1}
  \end{figure}
Wide figures in 2-column documents
Use {figure*}environment instead of {figure}.