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

Themis Matsoukas matsoukas at psu.edu
Wed Nov 29 14:52:47 EST 2006

On Nov 29, 2006, at 2:41 PM, Gary L. Gray wrote:

> 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. :-)

Three cheers for the engineers!


(Actually, I am a physicist trapped in an engineer's skin, but that's  
for another thread...)
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