XO as a scientific platform: wiki page
M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
znmeb at cesmail.net
Thu Jan 3 22:35:06 EST 2008
David W Hogg wrote:
> FWIW, I started a wiki page (on my research group wiki) about setting
> up my G1G1 XO for scientific writing on the road (and, eventually,
> research, but right now my job is to write a grant proposal on the XO
> as I travel around this weekend).
> Sorry for the spam. Hogg
Yeah ... I'm going in similar directions. A couple of other notes:
1. Both LyX and TeXmacs are in the repositories, and I've installed both
successfully. I forget what the dependencies are, etc. I prefer LyX for
ease of use, but TeXmacs will allow you to insert "sessions" from many
other packages painlessly.
2. If you do number crunching, the XO comes with a fair amount of
(Python) numerical software. It also has the Atlas linear algebra
libraries, although the ones loaded on the box are only tuned to i386
level. More highly optimized versions are available via "yum".
3. wxMaxima costs about 28 MB IIRC, if you install the "clisp" run time,
and you get clisp as part of the bargain. The default Maxima uses gcl
and is about the same size. The SBCL version is also available, but it's
much larger. If you have TeXmacs and wxMaxima, you can get a Maxima
session directly into a document.
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