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Re: [O] Org-mode as a replacement for LaTeX (was: Fwd: Exporting latex w

From: Carsten Dominik
Subject: Re: [O] Org-mode as a replacement for LaTeX (was: Fwd: Exporting latex without preamble)
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 19:04:55 +0200

On 30.6.2011, at 08:35, Thomas S. Dye wrote:

> Aloha Karl,
> I agree that AucTeX is awesome.  I use it every day at work with much
> pleasure.
> I've been using Org-mode with the goal of creating reproducible
> research, where the LaTeX output is just one part of the package.  In my
> case, this is something that requires Org-mode for its ability to pass
> results between code blocks written in different languages.  I can't do
> these things in AucTeX.
> At first, like you, I was suspicious of adding a layer between me and
> LaTeX.  I was impatient with figuring out how to make the little things
> work right.  I'm still not able to control LaTeX as finely as I'd like
> from within Org-mode, but I've managed to close the gap sufficiently
> that my last four publications were authored completely with Org-mode.

Are these publicly accessible?  I think that would be a great advertisement
for Org as a publishing environment if you could link to source and paper....

- Carsten

> The one I'm working on now is Org-mode, too.  I'm really liking it as

> an
> authoring environment.
> All the best,
> Tom
> Karl Voit <address@hidden> writes:
>> * Thomas S. Dye <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Aloha Rafael,
>> Sorry, I thought you might as well be interested in my point of
>> view.
>> First: I am pretty new to Org-mode but I am using LaTeX a while now
>> and I am even teaching LaTeX to motivated beginners.
>>> Is there a reason not to have everything in one .org file?  I find
>>> Org-mode's ability to fold on headlines and to edit subtrees in indirect
>>> buffers very convenient, even for long documents.  For my work, that
>>> functionality has replaced LaTeX \include files.
>> I did not follow the thread here but I do think I get the idea that
>> you want to replace LaTeX with Org-mode and generate a PDF via
>> LaTeX/PDF-export functionality of Org-mode.
>> On the one hand, I do agree that (simple) PDF documents are written
>> very easily with Org-mode. But on the other hand you are going to
>> add just another layer. This means that you probably end up wanting
>> this LaTeX feature in Org-mode, that other handy LaTeX feature too
>> and so forth.
>> In my point of view, if you leave the basic stuff, you should stick
>> to LaTeX. And I do have good news to you: You are very fortune
>> because Emacs does have the IMHO most advanced editor support for
>> LaTeX: AucTeX (with all of its extensions like preview-latex and
>> RefTeX).
>> I plan to use Org-mode as an outline tool for larger documents,
>> where the basic structure evolves, keywords are moved from one part
>> to the other. But before I start to write the detailed document
>> content, I move to AucTeX, having the great possibilities for
>> writing documents that end up being great PDFs.
>> But this is just my point of view.
> -- 
> Thomas S. Dye
> http://www.tsdye.com

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