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Re: How to write a "proper" math document
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.