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Re: want a file format easily edited and read by emacs that allows (mult

From: tomas
Subject: Re: want a file format easily edited and read by emacs that allows (multiple) pictures to be included
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2017 09:08:17 +0100
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On Tue, Dec 05, 2017 at 05:13:21AM +0100, Emanuel Berg wrote:
> tomás wrote:
> > If you have more specific questions...
> > go ahead!
> Again, is there an example where this has been
> put to good use?

Your request is still too unspecific. This is not the place
to write a blog post or a manual. The 'Net is full of those,
and most of them are of a quality I couldn't even hold a
candle to.

Here's one nice example of a chemistry person doing literate
programming with org-mode:

Note that the HTML page itself is generated from an org-mode
source (go to the very bottom and notice the link "org-mode

Perhaps that gives you an idea.

Now of course people have been doing literate programming
for quite a while (the primal example being the TeX and
Metafont sources themselves), but the nice trait with Org
is interactivity. Unless you're God, you're going to test
and play around with those code snippets until you get
them "right". Why not do that directly from the environment
you're going to use to publish them?

Think Don Knuth's WEB, but with a nice editing interface.

That's why it appeals to scientists. If code is any part
of your research, there are definitely better ways than
to cut&paste code snippets and their results into your
article pre-print and repeating all that process each time
you fix a bug.

There are other similar systems around, think IPython
and generally the Notebook interface made popular by

- -- tomás
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