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#+begin_abstract
-As a beginning graduate student in the social sciences, what
-sort of software should you use to do your work? More importantly,
-what principles should guide your choices? This article offers some
+As a beginning graduate student in the social sciences, what sort of
+software should you use to do your work? More importantly, what
+principles should guide your choices? This article offers some
answers. The short version is: write using a good text editor (there
are several to choose from); analyze quantitative data with R or
Stata; minimize errors by storing your work in a simple format (plain
text is best) and documenting it properly. Keep your projects in a
-version control system. Back everything up regularly and
+version control system. Back everything up regularly and
automatically. Don't get bogged down by gadgets, utilities or other
accoutrements: they are there to help you do your work, but often
waste your time by tempting you to tweak, update and generally futz
-with them.
+with them. To help you get started, I provide a short discussion of
+the [[http://kjhealy.github.com/emacs-starter-kit/][Emacs Starter Kit for the Social Sciences]], a drop-in set of useful
+defaults designed to help you get started using Emacs (a powerful,
+free text-editor) for data analysis and writing.
#+end_abstract
** Introduction

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