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From: Eric S Fraga <e.fraga@ucl.ac.uk>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: how to document/comment a complex org table formula
Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2021 15:13:38 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87zgv0alwt.fsf@ucl.ac.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87h7h9c2nw.fsf@mat.ucm.es> (Uwe Brauer's message of "Sun, 04 Jul 2021 21:14:11 +0200")

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".

-- 
: Eric S Fraga via Emacs 28.0.50, Org release_9.4.6-577-gf76d4d
: Latest paper written in org: https://arxiv.org/abs/2106.05096


  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-05 14:14 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 [this message]
2021-07-05 14:45   ` Uwe Brauer
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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