Re: Using a text editor like interface for Mathematica?
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- Subject: [mg64386] Re: Using a text editor like interface for Mathematica?
- From: "Jens-Peer Kuska" <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
- Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 03:31:58 -0500 (EST)
- Organization: Uni Leipzig
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Hi, write you *.m files in TextPad (I use it too) and in your FrontEnd say <<MathematicaPackageImEditingNow` and only do teh testing in the FrontEnd ... Regards Jens <grub_snuffler at yahoo.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag news:dsru9v$5ee$1 at smc.vnet.net... |I very much dislike how using Mathematica's front end is like programming in | Microsoft Word. It makes its own style and indenting choices, and I | prefer using something like the syntax-highlighted text editor format | that most traditional compilers use (e.g. Visual c++). | | The tabs / spacing, fonts and colors are never right. The non-bold | fonts look anemic. I know this sound neurotic, but I program in Mathematica | frequently, so it's important. | | To add to the problem, Mathematica 5.2 (and probably earlier releases) has some | nasty bug in the front end that loses track of my tabs and other | whitespaces. Occasionally (frequently) I have to cut my code and paste | it into a text editor and then cut and paste it back, which destroys | all my tabs and spacing. | | I'd like to get Mathematica to be as similar as possible to a text-editor | (preferably with syntax highlighting intact), but I've never been able | to get it quite right. Does anyone know of a style sheet that does | this? Or is there any other way to do it? I just want a nice, Courier | New, 12 or 14 pt. font, with the tabs and spacing behaving *exactly* | like they do in a text editor, and with a gray background. Exactly how | I've set my VC++ editor and Textpad settings. | | A million thank yous to anyone who can help. | | -john |