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Re: How to write a "proper" math document

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  • Subject: [mg120100] Re: How to write a "proper" math document
  • From: AES <siegman at stanford.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2011 04:53:44 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <201107041044.GAA02461@smc.vnet.net> <iuukk8$epi$1@smc.vnet.net> <iv45sh$f6b$1@smc.vnet.net>

In article <iv45sh$f6b$1 at smc.vnet.net>,
 "McHale, Paul" <Paul.McHale at excelitas.com> wrote:

> Thanks!  Very powerful comments.  I will have to think considerably about 
> this.  I wonder if this is what Stephen Wolfram did?  Anyone have insight?  
> No doubt Heikki Ruskeepaa's work should almost ship with Mathematica.  I 
> consider it one of a few essential books for Mathematica.

Well, as a confirmation of my own "reference material on physical 
desktop, active computations on monitor screen" approach (or maybe just 
my own compulsive character), I have literally razor-bladed my copy of 
Navigator in 30 separate chapters, each held by a mini binder clip, all 
of them standing upright in a box on my self.  (Thank god he followed 
the long-standing publishing practice of starting each chapter on a 
right-hand page.)

When I need to get into some new Mathematica topic (stylesheet editing, 
manipulations,  difference equations, whatever), the relevant chapter 
comes over on the desktop to get consulted, highlighted and marked up.  
I wish he'd sell the book as a boxed set something like this -- or at 
least a spiral-bound folio-sized lie-flat version.


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