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Let me be the guy that brings this article in: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal....

"LaTeX users were slower than Word users, wrote less text, made more typesetting, grammatical, and formatting errors"




Also, the usual rebuttal to that article. http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/219581. Anything that did not perfectly reproduce the typesetting of a reference document, they counted as a typesetting error. Any word placement at the end of one line as opposed to the start of the next, for example. The sort of thing that LaTeX handles automatically, and better than humans.


Murphy's law in action, there was a correction made to the paper you quote, so I clicked through to see what was corrected:

Notice of Republication

This article was republished on March 30, 2015, to correct the sizing and placement of the figures; none of the article content was changed. The publisher apologizes for the original layout errors. Please download this article again to view the corrected version. The originally published, uncorrected article and the republished, corrected article are provided here for reference.


> made more typesetting

Agh, I keep on making the mistake of doing homework directly to LaTeX. It seems that you're able to think directly from the page but it ultimately slows you down. I know way too much about mathematical typesetting as it is -- before I start making up rules about how Expectation should be \mathsf{E} and writing huge custom command files.

This one exam I started doing all the exercises in the book into LaTeX. As an aspiring mathematician, I need to learn to better appreciate pencil and paper.




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