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Re: Latex, Mathematica, and journals

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  • Subject: [mg109818] Re: Latex, Mathematica, and journals
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 07:02:10 -0400 (EDT)

But, alas, not OUR "symbolic engine"!

On 5/18/2010 6:13 AM, Nasser M. Abbasi wrote:
> "Murray Eisenberg"<murray at>  wrote in message
> news:hsr890$bda$1 at
>> For Windows, too, there's the proprietary BaKoMa system, which provides
>> essentially synchronized viewing of source as you typeset and even
>> allows you to type text directly into the viewer window. Aside from LyX,
>> this is probably the closest you can come today to WYSIWYG for LaTEX.
> Scientific Word is all GUI front end to Latex.  You do not need to even know
> any latex to use. Its been around since 1992.
> One thing I really like about it, is that it includes a symbolic engine
> inside it. I can select an expression in the screen, and then select the
> operation I want to do on the expression, then the result is computed and
> output comes out right there where I have the mouse pointed after the
> expression is, and I can then use this result and continue typing.  It is in
> a way  a Mathematica in reverse.  Mathematica is a symbolic engine first,
> and typesetting second, while Scientific word is typesetting first, and
> symbolic algebra second.
> --Nasser

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