Re: Trying to use Mathematica as "word processor" for my math homework
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- Subject: [mg44372] Re: Trying to use Mathematica as "word processor" for my math homework
- From: Steve Gray <stevebg at adelphia.net>
- Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2003 05:16:15 -0500 (EST)
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On Tue, 4 Nov 2003 08:45:01 +0000 (UTC), Bob Harris <nitlion at mindspring.com> wrote: >Howdy, > >I have recently returned to grad school, and am attempting to use >mathematica as my "word processor" for my math-related homework. There are >a few annoying things that keep happening to my attempts at this, and I >thought I'd describe them here in hopes that someone would have some better >suggestions. Hi - I have found Mathematica to be so incompetent at basic typesetting, and its behavior so bizarre and unpredicatble, that I would never use it for what you are doing. I know how to set math in Mathematica (up to its severe limitations), in Tex (non-wysiwyg), and in Word. It's not a good route for publishing, but I think Word and Equation Editor are the easiest and most reliable of the methods. I had a paper in the March 03 Math Monthly, which I originally wrote in Word and translated to Tex with the help of some automated software. Keep in mind that not many people agree with me on this.