I am a bit of a computer geek. In particular, if there’s something that I think my computer ought to be able to do, I’ll dig and dig until I figure out how to make it do it. Here I collect some software tips that can (I hope) help boost your productivity by making your computer carry a bit of the technological burden.
My own blog-posts on this topic:
- Managing paper revisions with Subversion
- Organizing references with JabRef
- Some tips on how to type LaTeX fast
- Use Asymptote to produce pretty graphics
- Using IPython Notebook to document computations
- Automated annotation in LaTeX using OCG
- On svn and git, when I migrated
- Writing proofs with Gingko
- LaTeX runtime for NeoVim
- Rethinking my workflow
Some useful resources on the web:
- Found on MO: a GreaseMonkey script for Firefox that parses inline LaTeX
- Another question on MO contains some tips for TeX’ing
- Add MathSciNet to your Firefox search bar
- Some more advice on how to speed-TeX/take notes with LaTeX:
- How to take notes with LaTeX and a LaTeX class file for taking notes, from Stefano Maggiolo. Personally I disagree with the use of Unicode mappings: it makes the files less portable and sometimes harder to share, but I appreciate it as a neat idea. The rest of his suggestions are spot on.
- Advice on realtime LaTeX by Anton Geraschenko. I have slightly different personal aesthetics about naming of macros and their use, but I admit hacking Vim scripts to speed-up typing is not for everybody.