Customize Atom as a latex and markdown editor
Atom is rapidly becoming my 2nd favorite code editor (after RStudio). Thanks for being an open source project, many add-on
packages hosted on
github make it a very flexible tool. Here, I customized
Atom as a text editor for
markdown, i.e., to write this blog, and a
LaTex editor, i.e., to write my research papers.
To be clear, in this configuration, I am using a Mac system with
OS X El Capitan v10.11.6 and Atom
Editor Setting, check
Soft Wrap at preferred line length. By doing this, we can take advantage of multiple panels viewing of the editor.
- Install some
Syntax Themesfor your languages. I installed
LaTex. There are many other choices, which is the beauty of this editor.
- There is a build-in spelling check package to correct a spelling error. Click
cmd+:for recommendation. We can also install
File-icons. It is pretty beautiful for visualization (see below).
I like everything to be version controlled. Therefore, some github add-ons would be necessary.
Git-time-machineallows you to travel back in time. It shows visual plot of commits to the current file over time.
Merge-conflictsmay also worth to try.
With a build-in package
Markdown Preview, now I can be writing and viewing this blog post at the same time. What an awesome experience!
latextoolstends to provide all you needs for
LaTexediting. It can compile and view PDF files. And jump to the line.
linter-chktexprovides real-time stylistic checking as you write.
todo-showfinds all the TODOs, FIXMEs, etc. in your projects. Note only search key words in Capitan. It could be a useful tool for
Latexcommenting and editing.
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