Software Packages, Languages & Writing Tools
Most people use either emacs or vi as a
full-screen editor to develop documents. The LaTeX system is widely used in the mathematical
sciences for document preparation. Unfortunately, it is not WYSIWYG
(What You See Is What You Get) -- you have to prepare your document in
the LaTeX language. This is actually easy to learn, and there are
some nice tools for previewing pages, as indicated below.
- Richard M. Stallman (1986)
GNU Emacs Manual.
Free Software Foundation.
- Visual Editor
- ghostview, xdvi, dvipr, dvips, psnup
- Utilities for viewing and printing DVI (*.dvi)
and postscript (*.ps) files.
- latex, bibtex
- document prepartion language
- See man latex2html and the longer document by
Nikos Drakos, U Leeds, UK, which is available from
Online documentation is available at the
U Leeds WWW.
Note: Filenames to latex2html must end in .tex and have an absolute
address without symbolic links, such as
% latex2html /u/y/a/yandell/doc/mydoc.tex
This creates a directory mydoc with the main HTML file being
- American Statistical Association Directory of People.
Not real user friendly yet. Give it a list of names to get their information.
No manual or online help.
- Current Index in Statistics
online reference database.
See man CIS.
CIS returns only those citations that match all of the keys you type.
It gives you the initial counts of the number of matches so you can
decide what keys help to narrow the search and what keys are not
worthwhile. If you do find that something like
CIS ratio estimate
is returning a citation that does not match both of those keys, contact
The database contains abbreviations for publishers and journal names.
If you want to modify these for your own purposes, see the CIS manual page
and the file
Click here to use CIS on the
World Wide Web.
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Last modified: sat 3 jul 2004 by Brian Yandell