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"Dimitriy V. Masterov" <dvmaster@lily.src.uchicago.edu> |

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Re: st: OT: your favorite math equations editor |

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Wed, 17 Mar 2004 13:42:39 -0600 (CST) |

I use a program called Scientific WorkPlace, which is LaTeX-based word processor that integrates writing mathematics and text in the same environment. Although it's not fully WYSIWYG, the equations are perfectly legible and easy to edit (unlike in Microsoft Word Eq. Editor or typing TeX by hand and compiling it). They have a trial version if you're curious (http://www.mackichan.com). I don't think it's as easy to learn as MS Word, but I've grown to prefer it over any other word processor I've ever used. You can even convert WorkPlace files to Word if you like. WorkPlace offers many shells (templates that control how your document looks), and the there are several slide shells that are useful for making presentations. Moreover, it's very easy to embed Stata graphs in WorkPlace documents (as ps or wmf files). There are also several ways to convert Stata output to TeX tables (though this usually requires editing the TeX by hand). When it comes to making presentations, I prefer to make a pdf of my talk using Adobe Acrobat and use the Full Screen Mode when projecting it. The downside is that it is fairly expensive. There is a cheaper version called SciWord that does not have a built-in computer algebra engine called MuPAD. The nice thing about MuPAD is that uses natural mathematical notation. This means that if you type an integral you can evaluate it by pressing a button. If you want to plot y=f(x) or even y=f(x,z), you can also do it quite easily. DVM On Wed, 17 Mar 2004, Mary (Merlin) Marshall wrote: > Greetings Statalist, > > I have a collegue who teaches dynamic and thermodynamic meteorology at Ohio > State University. His operating system is Micro$oft Win2000 (maybe > Win98). He has been thinking about using Powerpoint to teach his classes, > but his lectures involve deriving lots of equations and he does not have a > good equation editor. This equation editor would also be used to generate > equations in research articles for publication in meteorology journals. > > So, I have a question for all of you using the Windows operating system who > must write a lot of equations in your publications, lectures, etc. What > editor would you recommend/what is your favorite editor? If you have > experience with more than one equation editor, what were the pluses and > minuses of each? > > Thanks, > Merlin Marshall > marshall.11@osu.edu > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > _______________________________________________________________________________ Dimitriy V. Masterov Work: Center for Social Program Evaluation 1155 East 60th St. Room 038 Chicago, IL 60637 Work: (773)256-6005 Fax: (773)256-6313 Home: 1312 East 53rd St., Apt.309 Chicago, IL 60615 Mobile: (773)220-2760 * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**st: OT: your favorite math equations editor***From:*"Mary (Merlin) Marshall" <marshall.11@osu.edu>

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