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From: Eric Schulte <schulte.eric@gmail.com>
To: "Andreas Röhler" <andreas.roehler@easy-emacs.de>
Cc: emacs-orgmode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>,
	Eric Schulte <schulte.eric@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: org-babel header documentation
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:33:01 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87obe63yv6.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <5151CA14.9070503@easy-emacs.de> ("Andreas Röhler"'s message of "Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:17:24 +0100")

Andreas Röhler <andreas.roehler@easy-emacs.de> writes:

> Am 26.03.2013 16:35, schrieb Eric Schulte:
>> John Hendy <jw.hendy@gmail.com> writes:
>>> On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 10:00 AM, Andreas Röhler
>>> <andreas.roehler@easy-emacs.de> wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> while digging through the org-babel stuff, which is quite exiting, have some
>>>> difficulties to grasp the functionality of different header arguments.
>>>> Info 14.8 Header arguments
>>>> is useful so far. Still miss an explanation the way
>>>> Setting X to Y will cause....
>>>> Maybe missing the right spot still?
>>> I tend to agree. I typically just follow the matching tutorial for
>>> whatever language I'm using and stick to it... but I don't always
>>> understand (like why I need =:results output graphics= in R vs. just
>>> output). Perhaps you could inquire about a particular header setting,
>>> someone could respond, and you could add the info to Worg somewhere
>>> (something like a "layman's guide to header arguments")?
>> The evolution of the code block functionality over the years has been
>> driven almost exclusively by this mailing list.  The best way to find
>> the reasoning behind any particular baroque combination of header
>> arguments is to search through the archives of this list.
>> Sadly we don't do a good enough job of ensuring that the content
>> generated here makes its way to Worg.  I'm certainly guilty of this
>> myself, but there are only so many hours in the day.
> Hi Eric,
> thanks a lot BTW for all you've done.
> What about to have a list editable for all interested
> w/ comments to all header args in alphabetical order?
> Might participate and write it down the way it's understood.
> You and others may correct it on the fly.
> Maybe someone starts a headers.org in Worg?
> Andreas

I like that idea a lot.  Please start such a page, and link to it from
one of the main Babel pages.  I will try to write future responses there
instead of writing to the mailing list and hopefully it will grow
organically.  That could also serve as good fodder for any potential
re-writes or additions to the formal manual.


Eric Schulte

  parent reply	other threads:[~2013-03-26 16:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2013-03-26 15:00 org-babel header documentation Andreas Röhler
2013-03-26 15:23 ` John Hendy
2013-03-26 15:35   ` Eric Schulte
2013-03-26 16:17     ` Andreas Röhler
2013-03-26 16:23       ` John Hendy
2013-03-26 16:54         ` Thomas S. Dye
2013-03-26 16:33       ` Eric Schulte [this message]
2013-03-29 17:58         ` Eric Schulte
2013-03-29 20:54           ` John Hendy
2013-03-29 21:13             ` Eric Schulte
2013-03-30  1:54               ` Eric Abrahamsen
2013-03-30 15:17                 ` Eric Schulte
2013-03-30 22:13                   ` Charles Berry
2013-03-31  0:49                     ` Eric Abrahamsen
     [not found]                   ` <87mwtkapcq.fsf-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>
2013-04-10 20:39                     ` Sebastien Vauban

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