Turn lyx into a simulation lab-book (with clickable hyperlinks)

Lyx is pretty good with drag and drop support for images, but its pretty poor at linking to generic local files. Having tried (and failed) to find a half decent bit of lab-book software I hacked lyx about allow it to do the last 5% of what needed to be done to make it work properly.

Lab book example

A (poor) example of what this setup produces

If you set up two relativly simple sets of scripts then you can drag and drop files straight into lyx (via a drop target) and then right click on the hyperlink to launch it in windows (I’ve not tried this with a linux machine, the last set of scripts almost certainly won’t work).

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