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?

Posted by: Allan on February 5, 2004 10:47 AM

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.

Posted by: Eric on February 7, 2004 09:26 AM

a document advocating Lisp written in an obscure, difficult-to-read semi-obsolete document format.

How delightfully appropriate!

Posted by: Joe Lisp fan on February 9, 2004 10:33 AM

Postscript "obscure, difficult-to-read semi-obsolete"? Man I'm getting old fast.

Posted by: Michael Hudson on February 10, 2004 03:23 AM

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.

Posted by: Engelke Eschner on February 10, 2004 05:07 AM

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 ?)

Posted by: on February 11, 2004 05:42 PM

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.

Posted by: Jaap Weel on February 20, 2004 02:31 PM
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