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Software for Research, Part 4: LyX and LaTeX

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One of the perennial jobs for researchers, is producing production quality documents. This task often becomes more complicated than it should be due to the tools applied to it. Just as applying a blunt chisel to a good piece of wood will produce an amateurish result, using a blunt program will produce a substandard document (or …

Software for Research, Part 2: Sozi for Presentations

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Today I'll introduce you to a wonderfully simple piece of software that should free you from using Powerpoint or other outdated presentation software. It's called Sozi.

Software for Research, Part 1: Firefox and Extensions

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Over the next few weeks, I'll be presenting a digest of some essential software for research. As with all researchers, I have my biases. I hope that beyond that, there may be some pearls of usability for people wondering how to solve that problem. So, on to part 1: Firefox and it's extensions.