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    Default Re: How many words do you get on a page?

    Quote Originally Posted by guyy View Post
    emacs or vi*?
    lol Those are indeed the best choices. Actually I mostly use an old PCMag utility called Ted. It's only 3K. And yes, I'm actually in DOS when I write. I have a separate networked pure DOS machine for writing. If I'm in my desktop machine, which runs FreeBSD, I use an editor called ne. I'm not a professional, but I've been into computers as a tool since before the PC and I'm a bit weird.

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    Default Re: How many words do you get on a page?

    Ted sounds like an ed clone. Yikes!

    I tend to write more by hand these days. If it’s worthwhile, i type it up with emacs + auctex. I am a laTeX diehard/zealot and the auctex package is the best tool for writing laTeX. At work i use Overleaf for laTeX because it will work on any machine with an internet connection and a web browser.

    I use vim, too, but generally only for quick fixes & sysadmin type editing.

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    Default Re: How many words do you get on a page?

    Quote Originally Posted by guyy View Post
    Ted sounds like an ed clone. Yikes!

    I tend to write more by hand these days. If it’s worthwhile, i type it up with emacs + auctex. I am a laTeX diehard/zealot and the auctex package is the best tool for writing laTeX. At work i use Overleaf for laTeX because it will work on any machine with an internet connection and a web browser.

    I use vim, too, but generally only for quick fixes & sysadmin type editing.
    I don't often run across folks that use LaTeX, emacs and vim. Cheers!

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    Default Re: How many words do you get on a page?

    When I write anything—anything—can happen. Much like a fractal conformation. That completely torpedoes any meaningful word count from me. But I thought you should know that.
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    Default Re: How many words do you get on a page?

    Whew Emacs, vim, Latex reminds me of my research lab days....

    Code was written in microsoft VS while I did alot of editing with emacs on the go....

    LateX was one tool I wish I used more often, formatting on other processors isn't the same, plus the other perks like math formulae etc

    But back to the original questions, I used to cram math onto sheets by folding them in half then scribbling with a EF pencil or FP.... so front and back filled with calculations...

    As for writing I get a good 4~5 paragraphs about and thats around 800-1100 words?

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    Default Re: How many words do you get on a page?

    I'm afraid to count, 'cause the next page won't be anything like the first...and so on.

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    Default Re: How many words do you get on a page?

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    I'm afraid to count, 'cause the next page won't be anything like the first...and so on.
    True dat.
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