February 04, 2004
Lisp For Great Science
On cmucl-help, Nicolas Neuss mentioned a short paper of his, “On Using Common Lisp In Scientific Computing”
Posted by jjwiseman at February 04, 2004 08:21 PM
What, a PDF file or HTML (or just plain text) is too pedestrian?
Postscript is a pretty standard format for scientific papers. Its not any kind of elitism. Gv works real well for *nix systems and there is ghost script for windows. so viewing shouldn't be any problem.
a document advocating Lisp written in an obscure, difficult-to-read semi-obsolete document format.
How delightfully appropriate!
Postscript "obscure, difficult-to-read semi-obsolete"? Man I'm getting old fast.
semi-obsolete? I have yet to find a printer which understands pdf, ps works fine for most.
The only problematic OS I know is Windows, as most *nix boxes and (new) Macs have postscript viewers out-of-the-box.
Why the moronic comments on PostScript it's been a standard format for years. Hey, HP laserjet printers shipping _now_ understand it fine. Quit hanging out with stupid. Get Acrobat Distiller and convert it (you do spend money on software, don't you ?)
There is absolutely no need to use Acrobat Distiller for generating PDFs. There's ps2pdf and vice versa utilities in ghostscript. Also, if you have a Mac, there is a Save as PDF button in every OS X print dialog.