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Babel: active code in Org-mode

Babel is Org-mode's ability to execute source code within Org-mode documents. If you are not familiar with Org-mode please take a moment to read the Org-mode homepage before continuing. Babel started life as Org-babel, an extension to Org-mode. It was integrated into the Org-mode core at version 7.0. The author of Babel is Eric Schulte. The secondary author is Dan Davison.

Tower of Babel

The Tower of Babel by Pieter Brueghel the Elder

And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do; and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Genesis 11:1-9

Babel Fish

The Babel Fish is small, yellow, and simultaneously translates from one spoken language to another.

– The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams

Documentation from the orgmode.org/worg/ website (either in its HTML format or in its Org format) is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License version 1.3 or later. The code examples and css stylesheets are licensed under the GNU General Public License v3 or later.