Tag Archives: Emacs

Scripting with Emacs

Sebastian Wiesner over at lunarsite has an excellent tutorial on scripting with Emacs. By “scripting with Emacs” he means we'd like to have a shell script containing some Elisp or a reference to a file containing some Elisp into which … Continue reading

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The info-display-manual Command

The prolific Bozhidar Batsov has another nice Emacs tip. If you want to want to look up an Info manual and know its name you can use the info-display-manual command to go right to it. This probably doesn't save much … Continue reading

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Emacs Rocks! Episode 15

After 19 months, Magnar Sveen is back with episode 15 of Emacs Rocks!. Emacsers everywhere will rejoice, I'm sure. This episode is a demonstration of Pavel Kurnosov's restclient package. It's a very handy and simple way of exercising HTTP REST … Continue reading

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Sharp Quote and Emacs

Artur Malabarba has some good advice on sharp quoting Elisp functions. It's common for Elisp programmers to use a single quote (i.e the quote form) to mark functions. Malabarba explains why it's better practice to use #' (i.e. the function … Continue reading

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Using Emacs and Org Mode for a Journal

Howard Abrams has an excellent post on journaling with Emacs and Org Mode. The post documents how his use of Org Mode evolved over time so you can see what (at least for him) worked and didn't work. That's very … Continue reading

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Org Mode and Reproducible Research

EmacsNYC has another great video up. This time, its Evan Misshula talking about Org-mode and reproducible research. Misshula is a graduate student in Criminal Justice at CUNY who does a lot of statistical research on Criminal Justice matters. Like me, … Continue reading

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Emacs on Git

It's been a long time coming but as of today, Git will be the official repository for Emacs. It's easy to miss what a monumental achievement this is. It would be easy to shrug off the news with a so … Continue reading

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Building gnuplot on OS X

As part of my on-going efforts to get my new MacBook Pro set up with my normal working environment, I tried to compile gnuplot. The first problem was that libpng and libgd were not installed so there was no png … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Dark Side. We Have Macros

Jason Lewis over at Practical Elegance has an entertaining duo of posts on moving to Emacs. Like me, he was a long-time Vim user and when he moved to Emacs, he went all the way and didn't use evil-mode. As … Continue reading

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Why Lambda?

Thankful Monster explains something I didn't know. Very interesting. So that's where lambda comes from. I always just kind of thought it was picked at random. pic.twitter.com/wAY1PYN73B — Gerascophobia (@itsbeardo) October 25, 2014

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