## Wednesday, December 31, 2014

### $$\sf\LaTeX$$ vs. Word

Who's doing the half-time show?

According to research by psychologists, a controlled experiment of $$\sf\LaTeX$$ vs. Word found that $$\sf\LaTeX$$ users were slower and made more mistakes. Needless to say, they had pathetically-small sample sizes (10 in each group). This might be related to their goals, since they apparently wanted research published as fast as possible and the time needed to gather and test an adequate sample would interfere with that. (In other words, this is the scholarly equivalent of an all-nighter.)

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