Re: Re: Mathematica Notebook Organiztion

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg56865] Re: [mg56859] Re: Mathematica Notebook Organiztion*From*: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl>*Date*: Sun, 8 May 2005 02:10:15 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200505060701.DAA06272@smc.vnet.net> <d5htns$jsg$1@smc.vnet.net> <200505071935.PAA27011@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 8 May 2005, at 04:35, AES wrote: > The problem is, the *only* advantage of such a unified tool *for the > user*, so far as I can see, is that you only have to double-click on > one > icon to start if up; and the difficulties it then produces for ordinary > users are immense and unending. I won't attempt to list at this point > all the different ways these difficulties arise (inherently, and > unavoidably) in such a system; but if this debate continues I may get > motivated to respond with such a list. > I think the "user" you are talking about does not do any programming in TeX or PostScript (and perhaps not that much in Mathematica) and relies on others: "Texperts" and various kind of "gurus" to write packages and programs that make these general typesetting and graphic systems work in a way that suits his particular needs. Although I spend most of my time nowadays in front of my Powerbook I think I do not qualify as a "computer type" (I am a professor of mathematics) but I think it would be great if I could dispense with the services of Texperts and PostSctipt gurus and be able to do everything I need to do using Mathematica - the one programming language I know pretty well. Whether this hope is realistic I can't really tell, but I am keenly awaiting Mathematica 6, which, I think, at last will dispense with PostScript and allow full control of text and graphics form within the Kernel. Andrzej Kozlowski

**References**:**Mathematica Notebook Organiztion***From:*"David Park" <djmp@earthlink.net>

**Re: Mathematica Notebook Organiztion***From:*AES <siegman@stanford.edu>