Tools for Academic Writing in the Digital World

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Tools for Academic Writing in the Digital World

  1. 1. TOOLS FOR ACADEMICWRITING IN THE DIGITAL WORLD Markus Kainu March 22, 2013 You can access these slides at markuskainu.fi/digitalization Press the E c p key to see all slides. sae
  2. 2. MY APPROACH TO PRODUCING SCIENTIFIC DOCUMENTS Tietokone tutkijan apuvälineenä Free and Open Source Software and OS Emphasis on both, paper and beyond paper publishing Borrowing from computer programming practises Reproducible Reseach
  3. 3. CONTENT1. Why?2. What?3. Introducing Markdown markup language4. Introducing Pandoc document converter5. Introducing
  4. 4. 1. WHY?
  5. 5. 1. Paper as a primary platform for publishing IS threatened, BUT writing as a primary tool is NOT threatened2. Digital formats open new possibilities for presenting your data
  6. 6. THERE IS A NEEDto rethink (among several other things) the very basiccustoms of text writingto be able to publish your stuff online and control yourprojects
  7. 7. 2. WHAT?
  8. 8. A WORKFLOW FOR PRODUCING articles slides blog posts lecture materials etc.
  9. 9. BASED ON PLAIN TEXT
  10. 10. 2. INTRODUCING MARKDOWN MARKUP LANGUAGE
  11. 11. “ Markdown is a text-to-WHATEVERconversion tool for writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to- write plain text format, then convert it WHATEVER. Slightly modified from: daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/ ”
  12. 12. TITLE BLOCK%tte il%nm ae%dt ae
  13. 13. HEADINGS#frtlvlhaig is ee edn # scn lvlhaig # eod ee edn
  14. 14. LISTS-ble ls ult it-ble ls ult it bullet list bullet list1 nmee ls . ubrd it1 nmee ls . ubrd it 1. numbered list 2. numbered list
  15. 15. IMAGES AND LINKS !tte(tp/dibl.3aaoascmues651sresos4 [il]ht:/rbbes.mznw.o/sr/17/cenht/234mrdw.n)49/akonpg [esni Snmt(tp/wwh.i Hlign aoa]ht:/w.sf) Image title Helsingin Sanomat
  16. 16. 3. INTRODUCING PANDOC DOCUMENT CONVERTER
  17. 17. About pandoc
  18. 18. SYNTAX Conversions#hm tlpno - dcmn.d- dcmn.tl adc s ouetm o ouethm#pf dpno dcmn.d- dcmn.d adc ouetm o ouetpf#dc oxpno - mrdw - dc dcmn.d- dcmn.ox adc f akon t ox ouetm o ouetdc#eu pbpno dcmn.d- dcmn.pb adc ouetm o oueteu Basic Academic spices-tc -o-nme-etos -ubrscin-bbigah=itxbb -ilorpybbe.i-vral ln:ins -aibe agfnih
  19. 19. DEMO
  20. 20. SOFTWARE ENVIRONMENTInstalling Pandoc - takes about n. 30sInstalling Latex - takes about n. 60 min
  21. 21. FILES AND FOLDERSTwo files document.md bibtex.bibfigure-folder with two figures stalingrad_battle.png coe.png Download the demo.zip
  22. 22. SCRIPTS FOR CONVERSION pno dcmn.d- dcmn.d -bbigah=itxbb adc ouetm o ouetpf -ilorpybbe.i pno - dcmn.d- dcmn.tl-bbigah=itxbb adc s ouetm o ouethm -ilorpybbe.i pno - mrdw - dc dcmn.d- dcmn.ox-bbiga adc f akon t ox ouetm o ouetdc -ilorpybbe.ih=itxbb pno dcmn.d- dcmn.pb adc ouetm o oueteu
  23. 23. HOW THIS SLIDESHOW WAS MADEThis slideshow was made using a combination of reveal.js and Pandoc .

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