Dr Nicola L C Talbot

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I am a chartered mathematician and computer programmer with experience typesetting using LaTeX (pronounced “lay-tek” or “lah-tek”). I am a member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and the TeX User Group. I'm an honorary lecturer at the School of Computing Sciences, University of East Anglia and am married to Dr Gavin Cawley. (Just to clear up any confusion over my name, my married name is "Mrs Nicola Cawley" and my professional name is "Dr Nicola Talbot".)


Programming Languages

My first introduction to programming was an undergraduate course in Modula 2 (1988–9). I then began learning BBC Basic from the Acorn manuals. I started learning C for my PhD (1991–5) and continued using it until the early 2000s, when I switched to Java. I’ve also used various scripting languages (mostly bash, Perl and PHP) and web languages (HTML, CSS and JavaScript). I started using LaTeX as a post-graduate to typeset my thesis. I have a number of open source applications available on GitHub and various LaTeX packages available on CTAN.





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