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I am an economics PhD student, originally from Brazil, but currently in Australia.

I am trying to learn Emacs (and enjoying the process), but it is challenging. It doesn't help that most online help assumes knowledge I don't have ("change your variable PATH" - what are you talking about??, "open your ~/.emacs" - what does ~ mean?, "type this code" - sure, but where?).

I am getting there slowly, though, and I am happy with how much I have been learning!

I am also interested in LaTeX, Matlab, and plan on learning R (soonish) and hopefully Python (not anytime soon!).


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awarded  Excavator
Oct
14
revised How do I remove a MyBook's “WD SmartWare” virtual CD from my desktop?
minor spelling correction
Jun
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comment Emacs protection against simultaneous editing by same user
Your question says "simultaneous editing.
Jun
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awarded  Yearling
Nov
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awarded  Revival
Aug
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awarded  Scholar
Aug
16
accepted How can I use matlab's command window from inside emacs?
Aug
16
comment How can I use matlab's command window from inside emacs?
The friend I mentioned above gave me his matlab.el file and the commands to put on my .emacs file, and now it all works. I am not sure, but I think what he gave me is what you also mentioned in your answer. Thanks for your help.
Aug
15
comment How can I use matlab's command window from inside emacs?
When I type "C-x RET p" it asks me for the "coding-system for output from the process". What should I put there?
Aug
15
comment How can I use matlab's command window from inside emacs?
Florian, M-x is usually followed by the name of the command, not by RET. When I type M-x RET it says "no command name given". Also, Aquamacs is exclusively built for Mac, so I really don't see why it would call anything from Windows (I see that it is written DOS, but this is there even when the matlab command window is not open - maybe it means something else, but I might be wrong). I am using a matlab mode already, which comes with Aquamacs. It might be the same one as the one you mentioned, but I couldn't even download the one above because it requires CVN or something else I dont have...
Aug
14
revised How can I use matlab's command window from inside emacs?
Expanded the question, added more explanations, improved formatting
Aug
14
awarded  Student
Aug
14
asked How can I use matlab's command window from inside emacs?
Aug
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comment How to restore Option-letter in AquaEmacs to type Unicode letters?
I had the opposite problem, that is, my aquamacs suddenly started using meta for characters, and I was lost, as I couldn't do my "M-x foobar", "M-v" and "M-w", among others. Your answer was really helpful and solved my problem in seconds. Thank you!
Aug
9
answered emacs keybinding
Jun
28
comment Can I have LaTeX-style floats in Word?
right click on the figure, go to properties, and check the tabs. I am using a mac and I don't remember what the tabs are, but there will be one of them which will give you options of how to have your figure, and one (or most of them) will be float style if I am not mistaken.
Jun
23
comment Aquamacs overrides my custom-set-faces options
Have you tried asking this question at stackoverflow.com ?? Emacs users tend to "hang out" there more often, and I am sure someone would be able to help you....
Jun
19
answered Aquamacs overrides my custom-set-faces options
Jun
5
comment When did my LaTeX files become TeX files?
I updated the answer, I hope it helps :)
Jun
5
revised When did my LaTeX files become TeX files?
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