## 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.)

I have more comments on my main blog.

#### 1 comment:

1. One wonders whether the same method could be used to determine that screwdriver users are stupider than hammer users. They are not the same tool, but, again, the end result is similar.

Dr. Boli avoids the issue by sticking with LibreOffice. Based on a sample size of one, he concludes that LibreOffice users are more intelligent and better dressed than users of any other text-producing software.