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Reproducible Research, Literate Programming, and Inter-Language Programming with Babel

Babel is about letting many different languages work together. Programming languages live in blocks inside natural language Org-mode documents. A piece of data may pass from a table to a Python code block, then maybe move on to an R code block, and finally end up embedded as a value in the middle of a paragraph or possibly pass through a gnuplot code block and end up as a plot embedded in the document.

My current approach is to use multiple languages, build scripts, intermediate files to share data, and finally weaving it together inside of LaTeX. The babel way looks intriguing, with excellent support (via Emacs modes) for numerous languages. Very exciting.

Here is a writeup that may speak to readers in a way good for them to hear it.


  1. Leslie Huyan wrote:

    I am interested what it is…

    Monday, November 4, 2013 at 01:12 | Permalink
  2. Leslie Huyan wrote:

    I want to get further intro about it. shall I just subscribe the email list?

    Monday, November 4, 2013 at 01:13 | Permalink
  3. Grant wrote:


    Install it and try it out.

    Monday, November 4, 2013 at 13:26 | Permalink

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