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Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 78.86.139.134] on August 22, 2008 12:56 AM
I third the LaTeX pimping. I write my lab reports using Lyx which is a word-processor-like GUI which writes LaTeX.

I'd also mention Gnumeric, which I find to be FAR easier to use than Excel (I'm a Physicist, your experience may differ). Sadly OpenOffice Calc is completely unusable at the moment, since error bars on graphs cannot be taken from a range of cells they have to all be set to the same value from a large-grained scale with an arbitrary (and far too huge) minimum. I haven't run into problems with Gnumeric over the years I've been using it on my course, so I definetly recommend it!

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