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Re: use vim to edit mathematica file

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  • Subject: [mg91811] Re: use vim to edit mathematica file
  • From: David Reiss <dbreiss at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 06:54:39 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <ga2pmd$p57$1@smc.vnet.net>

Why exactly are you using a text editor as an interface to
Mathematica?  You lose an enormous amount of functionality by
attempting to avoid the front end.

--David


On Sep 8, 5:02 am, Peng Yu <PengYu... at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> It seems the vim front end is too old. I'm wondering if it is
> worthwhile to install it.
>
> http://library.wolfram.com/infocenter/MathSource/2584/
>
> Anyway, I'm trying to use vim to edit mathematica file. But it seems
> the .nb files are full of something like
>
> Notebook[{
> Cell[BoxData[
>  RowBox[{
>
> These things are not readable in the text mode. I'm wondering how to
> get rid of these things. How does people usually do when editing
> mathematica files with vim?
>
> Thanks,
> Peng



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