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Re: A new FrontEnd

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  • From: Mikhail Cherkasskii <macherkasskiy at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 03:08:30 -0400 (EDT)
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> Hello, group.
>
> I had seen posts about FrontEnd interface. I agree with authors who say: FrontEnd in Mathematica 8 is archaic interface. And again I would like to say about this problem. Today we can see a lot of useful programs that have deal with text, graphics, numerical data and so on. For example look at another CAS system. There are a useful tools for graphics edit, for variables edit. MS Word is simple and powerful text editor with ribbon interface. OriginPro is power tool for graphics. Any modern internet browser has a tab interface. Why not?
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> But Mathematica forces me use palettes. Yes, they can be useful, but in very limited cases. Summing up I would like to say: today we have a lot of examples and ideas, that can be use for create a new, real new FrontEnd interface.

Actually, I would like to use Mathematica instead of MS Word for write scientific manuscripts. But science journals require a special text formatting.  Such formatting is laborious in FrontEnd.



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