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Linux Journal: Math-Intensive Reports with GNU Emacs and Calc [Parts 1 & 2]

Sep 04, 2002, 01:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles L. Hethcoat III)

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From Part I:

"I have only recently started using Emacs. In fact, this article evolved from numerous small text files I'd made for testing various aspects of Emacs. For years I had been intrigued by what I'd heard about it, but I also felt intimidated by its legendary size and complexity. Three things finally compelled me to buckle down and try Emacs. The first was my discovery that Emacs is actually quite small compared to the average late-1990s word processor installation. The second was a sense of revulsion that overcame me when my favorite word processor, WordPerfect, was consigned to the scrap heap of history by a notably inferior product being pushed along by a marketing juggernaut. The third and most important was calc.el, the Elisp Calc math package. Today, having become fairly comfortable with Emacs+Calc, I am not looking back..."

Complete Story (Part 1)

Complete Story (Part 2)

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