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using_jedit [2017/06/01 15:46]
johnsoevans
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 This topics follows-on from http://​community.dur.ac.uk/​john.evans/​topas_academic/​jedit_main.htm This topics follows-on from http://​community.dur.ac.uk/​john.evans/​topas_academic/​jedit_main.htm
  
-A good editor can save weeks of time over a year. Editors such as jEdit and NotePad++ can be fully customized. We will concentrate on jEdit; it is full featured with macros, panes, syntax highlighting,​ column editing, automatic updating of changed files and many Plugins. A Plugin is an add-on that extends functionality. Learning an editor takes a few days. Fortunately and for a particular individual, much of the functionality ​of an editor ​is not needed and after some use only a small subset of functionality is actually used; thus don't be intimidated by the many options.+A good editor can save weeks of time over a year. Editors such as jEdit and NotePad++ can be fully customized. We will concentrate on jEdit; it is full featured with macros, panes, syntax highlighting,​ column editing, automatic updating of changed files and many Plugins. A Plugin is an add-on that extends functionality. Learning an editor takes a few days. Fortunately and for a particular individual, much of the functionality is not needed and after some use only a small subset of functionality is actually used; thus don't be intimidated by the many options.
  
 jEdit macros allow communication between other programs and itself. For example a macro can be written to load the TOPAS technical reference. Another macro can be written to create a new TOPAS input file. After a few dozen macros the editing of INP files and the running of TOPAS becomes much easier. Here's a screen shot of jEdit with an INP file loaded. ​ jEdit macros allow communication between other programs and itself. For example a macro can be written to load the TOPAS technical reference. Another macro can be written to create a new TOPAS input file. After a few dozen macros the editing of INP files and the running of TOPAS becomes much easier. Here's a screen shot of jEdit with an INP file loaded. ​

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