Follow

Markdown + pandoc, writing articles (+) 

I ❤️ using pandoc to convert markdown content simultaneously to various formats that I can e-mail people at work for feedback:

– PDF, because it’s beautiful to look at and the physics nerds will appreciate LaTeX-formatted content
– HTML, so those on their phones can open it with the built-in web browser with a font size that isn’t tiny
– DOCX, for those who need to edit the document and/or send me comments

Thanks to one makefile I copy into new projects.

Markdown + pandoc, writing articles (+) 

@RaoOfPhysics Pandoc is the academic's best friend!

Markdown + pandoc, writing articles (+) 

@drbjork Agreed! But also a writer’s best friend in general. :D

Markdown + pandoc, writing articles (+) 

@RaoOfPhysics In college, I knew a guy who wrote his master's thesis in Lisp. Upon execution, the program would generate HTML or LaTeX or whatever else was desired.

Markdown + pandoc, writing articles (+) 

@bstacey Whoa!

My work-in-progress thesis is in Bookdown with some R code sprinkled in, but that workflow sounds incredible!

Markdown + pandoc, writing articles (+) 

@VictorVenema Hadn’t seen that. Is there any material in English, perhaps? (I haven’t poked around the site properly yet, mind.)

Markdown + pandoc, writing articles (+) 

@RaoOfPhysics Right. 🙂 I did not think about the language. I expect that Axel knows English, he should know if there is English documentation. I expect so, German universities tend to have many foreign guests.

Markdown + pandoc, writing articles (+) 

@VictorVenema Unfortunately my German vocabulary is very limited!

Markdown + pandoc, writing articles (+) 

@RaoOfPhysics #Zettlr makes the job, too.

Markdown + pandoc, writing articles (+) 

@Monolecte Maybe, but it's overkill for me. And I don't want to open an Electron app just to edit some plain text, so Vim/Emacs is more than I need.

Markdown + pandoc, writing articles (+) 

@RaoOfPhysics Good point for Electron… 😒

Markdown + pandoc, writing articles (+) 

@Monolecte Yeah, it’s not bad per se, but I don’t like my laptop turning into a heater every time I open more than two Electron apps. :P

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Scholar Social

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.