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Re: Which editor is best??

Postby meho_r » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:13 pm

fatra2 wrote:Yeah!!! I like this question.

EMACS, EMACS, EMACS

Whether coding in LaTeX or in any other coding language, I use EMACS. It is freely available in Linux, Windows, and Mac.

With emacs, you can code, read e-mails, browse the web. I'm sure if you ask for it, it would even dance for you.

Cheers


Hmmm, or maybe Vim? :P

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Postby phi » Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:48 pm

meho_r wrote:Hmmm, or maybe Vim? :P
Noooo! VIM is a derivative of VI which is the editor of the beast (VI-VI-VI)! Emacs is the only true operating system! 8-)

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Postby meho_r » Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:04 am

phi wrote:
meho_r wrote:Hmmm, or maybe Vim? :P
Noooo! VIM is a derivative of VI which is the editor of the beast (VI-VI-VI)! Emacs is the only true operating system! 8-)


:lol: ROFL :lol:

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Postby dmuthu_cse » Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:04 pm

hello friends,

thank you for all...

i am trying all the softwares one by one..

Regards,
muthu

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Postby meho_r » Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:11 pm

And when/if you get sick of Windows (or just curious) and decide to try Linux, don't miss Kile, one of the best LaTeX editors ever. When they implement inline spellchecking, it will not have competition at all.

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Postby localghost » Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:43 pm

meho_r wrote:And when/if you get sick of Windows (or just curious) and decide to try Linux, don't miss Kile, one of the best LaTeX editors ever. [...]

Kile is also available on Windows by The KDE on Windows Project.
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Postby meho_r » Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:31 pm

localghost wrote:Kile is also available on Windows by The KDE on Windows Project.


Yep, I'm aware of that, but since I never tried it on Windows I didn't want to do any suggestions. But if it works well, then OP definitely should add it to the list.

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Postby melekzedek » Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:17 pm

As in almost everything, the "best" is subjective.
I will give a little story.
When I first start to work with LaTeX (5 years ago more or less) and when I used Windows, I used WinEdt as my editor for LaTeX. It was good, because it had some options to insert LaTeX code that I didn't know. If I wanted to insert some symbol, I would simply use the mouse and try to find the symbol and them add it by a click on the mouse.
When I changed to Mac platform, I used something similar to Winedt, it is TeXshop. When I migrated to Linux, I started with Kile, which is a good and free editor, but I wanted something more powerful, fast and robust, them I found VIM which is everything that I needed, BUT learning VIM is not so easy. At first can be quite discouraging, but after you start learning it, it is quite natural. Finally, I use Vim-LaTeX which is LaTeX with a bunch of macros, that will ease even more the typing of LaTeX and give proper LaTeX highlight.
Since you are starting to learn LaTeX, I think the best choice is something like Winedt, and after you know many of the LaTeX codes for the symbols, than you can try other editor. But remember that learning LaTeX can be quite discouraging at first.
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Postby dmuthu_cse » Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:53 pm

localghost wrote:
meho_r wrote:And when/if you get sick of Windows (or just curious) and decide to try Linux, don't miss Kile, one of the best LaTeX editors ever. [...]

Kile is also available on Windows by The KDE on Windows Project.


Dear Thorsten,

Thanks for the reply....

I have downloaded and installed the KDE for windows (i.e. stable latest) from the link you have given.

And also downloaded Kile 2.0.. After that I came to know that I need Qt to compile Kile.. So, I have downloaded that too..

But, now I don't know how to compile "Kile" with Qt on windows (KDE Environment)...

Please help me on this regard..

With regards,
Muthu.

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Postby localghost » Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:52 pm

A compilation shouldn't be necessary. Kile is incorporated in the package. I can't advice any further because I have no experience in compilation on Windows. And it won't get better because I avoid Windows whenever I can.
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