Category Archives: Research Methods

Posts about analytical approaches of all kinds as well as posts about finding, evaluating, and using information.

Vim for Digital Humanists: Editing Academia’s Incomprehensible Prose at the Speed of Thought

Vim is one of the most popular text editors for editing code, but it can also serve as a powerful tool for humanists writing/editing prose. With Markdown and Pandoc, plain text academic research has now become a viable option allowing your work to not only be sustainable but available everywhere. Unfortunately, Vim has a notoriously difficult learning curve. In this session, we will examine the cons and benefits of Vim for writing prose, look at basic commands, go through “vimtutor” together, overview some popular plugins, learn how to edit Vim settings, and of course, disparage Emacs.