[OS X TeX] TeX and the wild wild world out there

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Wed Nov 29 14:41:08 EST 2006

On Nov 29, 2006, at 2:30 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:

>> This at least may explain why I see so many engineering papers in  
>> Word but still find most mathematicians and physicists I come  
>> across using TeX.
> Another explanation might be that engineers are not as vain as  
> mathematicians and care more about the substance than about the look.

Being an engineer who does a fair bit of mathematics, I can tell you  
that engineers are no more (or, probably, less) worried about the  
content of their papers than are mathematicians. It is really a  
matter of culture -- most engineers are not exposed to LaTeX and most  
mathematicians are. Physicists, on the other hand, are another story  
altogether. :-)

All the best,
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