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The "hacking for learning" paradigm in LaTeX — Some thoughts by a long-time LaTeX user

S. Parthasarathy

Abstract

This article argues a case for making hacking an accepted way of learning. It uses the example of LaTeX to show why hacking is not so bad as it is made out to be. It also gives some warnings on the down-side of hacking-for-learning.

Parthasarathy teaches discrete mathematics to undergraduate Computer Science students, at Hyderabad, India. He has branched into full-time teaching after a 25-year stint in the software industry. His association with LaTeX started in 1993, at the United Nations University, International Institute of Software Technology, Macau, where he worked with Prof. Dines Bjorner. His website http://algolog.tripod.com/nupartha.htm will give more specific details about him.


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