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Re: Not Using a Text Editor Interface for Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg64484] Re: Not Using a Text Editor Interface for Mathematica
  • From: Renan <renan.birck at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 02:50:47 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <dt48rf$311$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

David Park wrote in comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica:
> The average user would be better off mastering the regular Mathematica notebook interface. 
> The default interface automatically provides spaces and automatic indentation. 

I have spent a rather large amount of time tuning my favorite editor 
(Vim) to work with HTML and C/C++ programming. 

> Far better to think in terms of the Text-Equations-Diagrams (TED) interface.
> Think of Mathematica as pencil and paper. 
> Write your textual explanations, write definitions, equations and rules, and draw diagrams.

Most calculations I do with Mathematica are "number crunching".
I don't draw diagrams that often.


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