David recently pulled in a couple of changes to make OB-SML happy with Emacs’ package manager, SML-MODE 6.4, and Org Babel. For you reproducible research junkies, this is super-cool. It is already out on Marmalade.
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.
JabRefis an open source bibliography reference manager. The native file format used by JabRef is BibTeX, the standard LaTeX bibliography format. JabRef runs on the Java VM (version 1.5 or newer), and should work equally well on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.