Re: Which editor do you use for math articles

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg95376] Re: [mg95350] Which editor do you use for math articles*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Sat, 17 Jan 2009 05:27:37 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst*References*: <200901161109.GAA14132@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu

If you want an interactive document, then there's little, if anything, that can touch Mathematica. If you want a more-or-less static document, then the gold standard in the mathematical community, and in a good part of the scientific community, is LaTeX. You can include any Mathematica-produced graphic there by exporting it as EPS. And LaTeX documents today typically wind up as PDF, with embedded hyperlinks and even animation and some interactive effects. TL wrote: > Although Mathematica 7 is a very powerful peace of software as far as > the computational part goes it turns out to be quite limited and > unstable when it comes to word editing and processing, despite the > claims in the help that it is almost as powerful as WinWord. > For example it crashed multiple times on me while I was trying to setup > the right fonts and sizes, as a result I lost all my work several > times, it also messed up my fonts, sizes, styles, settings for the > equations, its undo is totally useless and I couldn't figure out how to > format a text and a graphic in two or more columns and display them side > by side in a notebook as well as how to control what goes on what page > and while printing to PDF often it wouldn't print all pages, but just > the first 2-3. > > All that said I'm wondering what program to use to write my work in, and > I'm asking for advice - is WinWord any better when it comes to handling > equations? > Any other choices? > > What is the best way to export Mathematica 7 equations and graphics? > > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305

**References**:**Which editor do you use for math articles***From:*TL <latev@shaw.ca>