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Long-time R user, new Stata user, occasional Stan user, and currently learning Scala. Data Scientist at ERI, an incredible company where we do everything from fraud detection and visualization, to training and and text mining.


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awarded  Yearling
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answered Technical Writing Software
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comment Technical Writing Software
LyX will let you use LaTeX in a much better environment. I'm not sure that DocBook is the end-all that you think. Still, I have a suggestion that I'll put as an answer.
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Teacher
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comment What breaks suspension of disbelief?
@Sam: The "enhanced photo" thing does get me, since I work with images all day. But somehow it seems less egregious than this super-holographic thing. Maybe it's just been done so much we accept it, or maybe we can take a magnifying glass to a printed photo and look closer, and maybe that provides some external consistency. For me.
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answered What breaks suspension of disbelief?
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comment “In the” vs “At the”
I'd agree. "In the beginning of the book" could be anywhere in the first couple of chapters. "At the beginning of the book" sounds like within the first chapter, perhaps even the first few paragraphs.
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answered Why does using this “-ing” verb construction make my writing weaker?
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comment Rules and resources for scientific writing
@Paul de Vrieze: Many university researchers are poor teachers, too, and both writing and teaching are communicating arts. But I'd also say that many researchers are simply following the boring conventions of their subculture: if it's written in the passive voice and with qualifications wherever possible, it must be rigorous.
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awarded  Supporter
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comment Good Outlining Solutions For OSX?
+1 for Scrivener. I wish I'd had it years ago. (I may not have been happy with pre-2.0, though, to be honest.)