Re: Which editor do you use for math articles

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg95494] Re: Which editor do you use for math articles*From*: "Steve Luttrell" <steve at _removemefirst_luttrell.org.uk>*Date*: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 05:45:39 -0500 (EST)*References*: <gkppt1$dpi$1@smc.vnet.net>

For live documents nothing comes close to Mathematica. However, if you need to use a widely-accepted standard then LaTeX is the best solution. If you like to edit your LaTeX code directly then the WinEdt/MiKTeX combination is quite usable, but I much prefer to use a GUI to hide the LaTeX code. With this in mind, for the past 5 years or so I have used Publicon (www.wolfram.com/products/publicon) to create LaTeX files, but Publicon is still at version 1.0.1 five years after its original release in mid 2004 so I am concerned about its future. Recently, I have been looking at the free Lyx (http://wiki.lyx.org), and after a month of playing around with it I have nothing but praise for this wonderful piece of software. Also, transferring Publicon->Lyx via LaTeX seems to be robust. One could create a semi-live document by hot-linking the LaTeX to demonstrations (or whatever) running in Mathematica Player. For instance, static diagrams in the document could have interactive counterparts that run in Player. -- Stephen Luttrell West Malvern, UK "TL" <latev at shaw.ca> wrote in message news:gkppt1$dpi$1 at smc.vnet.net... > 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? > >

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