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Re: Re: Mathematica Notebook Organiztion


It would be in everyones interest if wolfram adoped an XML schema
for storing notebooks in instead of the (unparsable) format that
they current use.  At the moment notebooks can only be used by
mathematica, which limits their use as a useful publishing form.

Joe

On Sat, May 07, 2005 at 04:16:38AM -0400, DrBob wrote:
> WRI, please take notice. David is truly a guru on visual presentation and
 organization of information.
>
> Bobby
>
> On Fri, 6 May 2005 03:01:35 -0400 (EDT), David Park <djmp at earthlink.net> 
wrote:
>
> > I've made this a new topic because we have rather drifted off from the
> > subject of writing packages to the subject of using notebooks in the best
> > manner.
> >
> > It is my view that Mathematica notebooks (and similar such entities) are an
> > entirely new publishing form. They FAR SURPASS printed books and articles
> > because of the ability to interactively meld text, calculations, graphics
> > and animations in one document. Theodore Gray deserves a lot of credit for
> > his work on this concept. We are still learning how to use this media. But
> > things are not perfect yet and Professor Siegman has touched on some issues.

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