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I wrote about my least favourite part of writing academic texts: struggling with Microsoft Word.

· whalebird · 0 · 2 · 7

@bgcarlisle I tend to go with .md because then Vim recognizes it as Markdown.

@jaranta Yeah, about 75% of my work is R markdown, which I love

@bgcarlisle I don't even use R (or quanti stuff in general). Just the reference handling alone has made my life better.

@jaranta Ugh -- as a small publisher myself, I can relate with this.

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