Emacs is in essence just a text editor, but in reality it is much more than that, its a fully functional, highly customiseable, work environment.


Emacs has modes in which its behaviour is customised to the work that you are doing, whether that is running an interactive shell, Sweaving with the statistical software R, editing latex files, or managing your tasks using org-mode.


I discovered Org-Mode after having used Emacs for about eight years and within a day I was wishing I'd discovered it earlier. Its a mode for using text files to organise your ToDo lists, Agendas, task completion, logging time spent on tasks and much more. The most appealing thing about it, for me at least, is that it can be configured to work with android using MobileOrg so that I can keep a record and use tasks of things to do on the go. Combined with Tasker I can even dictate notes to MobileOrg which then syncs these to my computers via Dropbox! How cool is that!

Emacs Speaks Statistics (ESS)


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