Inline Figures in Org-Mode Paper Drafts

Writing a paper often comes along with a problem known as information fragmentation: figures, tables and the respective data sources related to the paper certainly are somewhere on your hard disk – but where? How did I name the file with the data-points again? And, the heck, which commands did I use to create that [...]

Including Math Formulas Into Emails

Today I stumbled over a very neat extension for the email client Mozilla Thunderbird. It allows you to include LaTeX style formulas into your email. Simply write down the formula enclosed in $$’s, e.g. $$\alpha = 5$$. Hitting a button will then convert all formulas into images and thereby allows you to send the email [...]

Fetch Bibliographic Data within Emacs

Are you frequently working with bibliographies, e.g. writing LaTeX documents with BibTeX? Finding the references you want to cite, and fetching/inserting the bibliographic data usually involves a number of clicks and database searches. There is an Emacs extension that may help you out here: Pub-Mode streamlines the whole process down to a couple of keystrokes.
Also, [...]

Using Emacs Org-mode to Draft Papers

Scientific papers are mostly written in LaTeX, a markup language for typesetting. With LaTeX, a document is programmed rather than edited in a WYSIWYG-way. There is a great deal of specialized editors or editor modes (e.g. AucTeX) simplifying the creation of LaTeX documents. In many cases, however, you just want to quickly write down what’s [...]

Creating a R-GUI in the wink of an eye

I think many folks have been waiting for this. R is a statistical language widely established itself in the life-sciences. However, many lab people dislike it due to its bare commandline interface. This might change with a new program called RGG:
Self written R scripts are usually not longer than 100-150 lines. In most cases, there [...]