[time-nuts] Skilled Math Editor(s) Needed

Magnus Danielson magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Wed Jan 3 02:20:53 EST 2018


Hi Perry,

I have done the exercise on another book.

The copyright holder released the material under Creative Commons
license, so that helped to remove any issues and let us focus on the
content.

We put it on github and from the OCR original I did a translation into
LaTeX. Even on the third or is it fourth run-through we still fix OCR
issues and original faults.

The benefit of using github and a good license is that we got folks
joining us as we where working, some have done minor contributions and
others have just joined the theme, contributing on stuff they feel they
can contribute. One for instance just reviews text, but oh what he
contributes to clean things out. It turns out to have been a very
efficient way of operating. For some stuff I have done some
heavy-lifting to resolve issues, and others have then come in to clean
up stuff. I have then tried to have people focused on the right tasks.
Others come in to focus on the layout of the book, being skilled in
Layout and LaTeX.

This is the way forward for projects like this.

Cheers & 73,
Magnus SA0MAD

On 01/03/2018 02:41 AM, Perry Sandeen via time-nuts wrote:
> HI,
> At the request of a TN member (who wishes to remain anonymous)I started to reproduce:
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> The Quantum Physics of Atomic Frequency Standards Volume 1By Jacques Vanier  Division de Physique,Conseil National de Recherches, Ottawa and Claude Audoin  Laboratoire de I’Horloge Atomique, CentreNational de la Recherche Scientifique, Universite Paris Sud, Orsay. From aphotocopy he had.
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> I tried to do this as its used price will cost you yourfirst born child.
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> The original copyright was 1989.  The copyright has expired and the document isnow in the public domain
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> So I digitally reproduced and translated it into AmericanEnglish in March 2016.  Additionalliberty in editing was taken. Many paragraphs contained more than one subjectso using standard writing guidelines they were split up for an easierunderstanding of the concepts being presented. 
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> Many formulae had to be transferred images, and are veryclear, as re-typing would have delayed this project to infinity. Lastly, textwas transferred by OCR. Many drawings had to be edited using PhotoShop  Elements as the originals were smeared. 
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> I spent about 200 hours doing this.
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> Some formula symbols were not accurately reproduced.  I don’t have the math ability needed toretype most formulae. No material was added or deleted
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> I can send to all who wish it a DVD with the 800+ Mbytes ofraw data and the partial (5%) I have accomplished.
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> Due to permanent changes in my life I will never be able tospend time on this again. I just don’t want delete the material.
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> Regards,
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> Perrier
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