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Re: [O] emacs & org mode for scholars questions

From: John Kitchin
Subject: Re: [O] emacs & org mode for scholars questions
Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2015 06:40:42 -0400

Cool! Thanks for the shout out to org-ref!

my jmax starter package (http://github.com/jkitchin/jmax) is basically
designed for the last point you described. I use it with students (41
this semester!) as a standalone "package". It isn't as polished as
prelude or others, but it allows them to do things like I do out of the

The conference sounds like it was fun! Best wishes,

Erik Hetzner writes:

> Hi all,
> Thanks for all your responses! They were a great help when putting
> together my talk. I’ve posted my slides from EmacsConf 2015 here:
>   http://www.e6h.org/talks/emacsconf-2015/index.html
> I think the planners are planning to post videos as soon as they can
> get them edited to
>   http://emacsconf2015.org/
> EmacsConf 2015 was a lot of fun. Almost everyone there was an Org mode
> user, which was no great surprise.
> One thing that I came out of the conference thinking was that a
> curated meta-package for Emacs (like elpy) that brought together tools
> for scholarly writers (in LaTeX and markdown and org-mode) might be a
> great help for Emacs beginners.
> best, Erik
> On Mon, 24 Aug 2015 22:38:30 -0700,
> Erik Hetzner <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I am going to be giving a talk on how Emacs can help support scholars,
>> especially those who are using plain text and doing reproducible
>> research, at “Emacsconf 2015” in San Francisco this Saturday (the
>> 29th).
>> I have done some work on managing references using Emacs & pandoc, but
>> what I’d like to focus on in this talk is why Emacs is a great tool
>> for scholarly writers (both scientists and humanists) and what Emacs
>> developers should be concentrating on to make it an even better tool
>> for the scholarly community.
>> I’m wondering if you any of you might have any suggestions about what
>> you would like to see Emacs do better to support the scholarly writing
>> community.
>> Thanks for any help you can provide!
>> best, Erik Hetzner
>> --
>> Sent from my free software system <http://fsf.org/>.

Professor John Kitchin
Doherty Hall A207F
Department of Chemical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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