[Rd] R Newsletter: 1st Call for Articles
Fri, 22 Dec 2000 02:04:12 +0100
> ...or use lyx (a tex-front) and export latex. I think there is also a windows version, but I have never used it (and seldom the linux-version).
> For simple docs lyx is ideal...
> see: http://www.lyx.org
I've used lyx quite a bit (the linux version). For me (a former user of Word)
it was a rather painless intro to LaTeX; you can easily export LaTeX documents,
modify them somewhere else, and later read them back into lyx to continue
working. In fact, that is how I wrote most of my dissertation (use xemacs to
work on the latex document on the department machines, and then at home import
those files into lyx in my linux box). I specially like the display of math
(the "what you see is what you mean" idea), and the ease for preparing tables
and importing figures. The program is very well documented, and there is a
very helpful mailing list. After playing with lyx for a while and taking peeks
at the latex code, you'll find yourself ready to go get a LaTeX book and use
latex directly when needed for those few things that Lyx does not handle that
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