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From: Uwe Brauer <oub@mat.ucm.es>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: how to document/comment a complex org table formula
Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2021 16:45:26 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87wnq44y61.fsf@mat.ucm.es> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87zgv0alwt.fsf@ucl.ac.uk>

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>>> "ESF" == Eric S Fraga <e.fraga@ucl.ac.uk> writes:

> Sorry; I cannot help you directly.
> My rule of thumb is that if formulas are getting too complex to
> understand/recall clearly, it's time to use a proper programming
> language instead.  The nice thing about org is you can have tables as
> inputs to and outputs of src blocks...

> My papers often have awk source blocks that process tables to generate
> statistics for some (numerical) experiments.

> Spreadsheets, org tables being an example of such, are brilliant tools
> for simple calculations but are pretty much "write only programming
> languages".

I agree, the problem is I have to collaborate with colleagues and they
use excel. I still struggle to understand their formula, so I thought it
would be a good idea to comment the terms I understand but even if I

org-edit-special, I cannot add comments, well I can but they are
destroyed when I turn back to the main file. Other tools such as
virtual-comment do not work neither in such a buffer.

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  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-05 14:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-04 19:14 Uwe Brauer
2021-07-05 14:13 ` Eric S Fraga
2021-07-05 14:45   ` Uwe Brauer [this message]
2021-07-05 14:55   ` Tim Visher
2021-07-05 15:20     ` Jude DaShiell
2021-07-05 17:10       ` Uwe Brauer
2021-07-05 17:24         ` Jude DaShiell
2021-07-05 15:39     ` Eric S Fraga
2021-07-05 17:08     ` Uwe Brauer
2021-07-05 17:12 ` Karl Voit
2021-07-05 19:35   ` Uwe Brauer
2021-07-05  5:31 CHARPENTIER Emmanuel via General discussions about Org-mode.
2021-07-05  6:29 ` Uwe Brauer
2021-07-08 20:19   ` Nick Dokos

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