Creating a Python (ie personalized to my workflow) layout #13

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mattharrison opened this Issue Apr 5, 2013 · 1 comment

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Hi. Thanks for the cool project. I'm a heavy python, emacs, restructured text and sometimes javascript user. I'd like to collect my typing data and use it see what happens. (I have an ergodox keyboard, which has a similar layout to the kinesis).

A couple questions:

  • Do I need to write my own code to generate freq_types?
  • Any plans to optimize left hand thumbs?
  • Since I'm using emacs I might want to optimize layout for the control and meta keys (possibly others). What are your thoughts on that?
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michaeldickens commented Apr 5, 2013

Hi,

I'm glad you're interested! I'll address each of your questions in turn.

Do I need to write my own code to generate freq_types?

Not necessarily. You need to collect your typing data and then make two
files: one is a list of characters and their frequencies, and the other
is a list of digraphs and their frequencies (in the same format as the
allChars.txt/allDigraphs.txt files). I already have a C program that can
take a file and generate these lists, so I can send it to you if you want.

Any plans to optimize left hand thumbs?

Not in the near future, although I would like to do this eventually.

Since I'm using emacs I might want to optimize layout for the control
and meta keys (possibly others). What are your thoughts on that?

On my Kinesis, I use the default Mac layout
(http://www.kinesis-ergo.com/images/cont-above-hands-blk630x390.jpg)
with option on the right-command key, ctrl on the option key, and
command on the ctrl key. This can be a little inconvenient for emacs
because it makes the ctrl key hard to reach. If I used emacs more often,
I would probably put ctrl on the easy-to-reach right side button and
meta on the harder-to-reach left-side button. I would keep ctrl and meta
on the thumb keys, but I'd suggest you put them in a few different
places and see what's most comfortable for you.

Michael

On 4/5/13 6:19 AM, matt harrison wrote:

Hi. Thanks for the cool project. I'm a heavy python, emacs,
restructured text and sometimes javascript user. I'd like to collect
my typing data and use it see what happens. (I have an ergodox
keyboard, which has a similar layout to the kinesis).

A couple questions:

  • Do I need to write my own code to generate freq_types?
  • Any plans to optimize left hand thumbs?
  • Since I'm using emacs I might want to optimize layout for the
    control and meta keys (possibly others). What are your thoughts on
    that?


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