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Computing Round-up

For today’s computing round-up, I have a few tips that came in handy. The LaTeX algorithmic and algorithm environments make nicely formatted pseudocode for describing algorithms. See the link above for details on usage To recover an auto-saved file from Emacs, use the command “M-x recover-file”. That was a life-saver today when my internet connection decided to crap out. One of the perils of doing all my work remotely through SSH, I suppose. Use Emacs Org mode to organize projects and to-do lists. I’m just starting to get…

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Emacs: My favorite text editor

For most of my text editing needs, I use Emacs. Emacs is an open source text editor freely available for most Unix-like operating systems (including Mac OS X). It is extremely powerful and infinitely customizable. One of the overriding philosophies of Emacs is that one should not need to ever use the mouse when editing a text file. Using only the keyboard feels a bit cumbersome at first, but once you have a few keystroke patterns in you muscle memory, it seems much more efficient that using the mouse. Emacs…

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