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Vim – Boost Your Productivity through Multimodal Editing

2018-12-10 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Speaker: Paul Schwerdtner (TU Berlin)

We will give an introduction into Vim, an editor that enables you to “Edit Text at the Speed of Thought” [1] by eliminating highly inefficient mouse-usage from your editing workflow. Instead of having to aim for the position you want to change with the mouse, you can express the desired sentence, word, or character using a huge yet extendable set of commands, which keeps your hands on the keyboard and your mind in focus. However, this is just one of Vim’s many advantages over regular editors. Repetitive tasks that can be quite annoying, error-prone, and a big waste of your precious time turn into fun little brain teasers in Vim.
After the quick intro we will cover a few important plugins and showcase Vim’s efficiency for programming in MATLAB and composing Latex documents.

[1] Drew Neil: Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought. The Pragmatic Programmers. 2015


Vim – Boost Your Productivity through Multimodal Editing


4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
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Daniel Bankmann


MA 313