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Re: Installing the whole set of scientific packages

Am Wednesday 14 February 2007 03:51 schrieb Michael Gilbert:

> i think all the science metapackages should depend on tex (and
> associated packages) because it is useful in all scientific fields.

I disagree. While Tex is indeed very useful, the choice of tools should 
clearly be left to the user. At most a recommendation.

> also, i think the other fields should depend on mathematics.

Again, only if truly necessary. If someone wants math, they can select it 
for themselves.

Have fun,

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