Emacs Learning Instruction Program

The beta of ELIP, the Emacs Learning Instruction Program, is now stable enough for wide release.

ELIP is "flashcards on steroids" and provides learning via

- spaced interval recall (like SuperMemo) - Leitner "box" method - plain old flashcards

Modes are present for questions and answers in

- simple form - ellipsis form, generated from chosen text material - passage memorization form (i.e., memorize the Gettysburg address).

ELIP installation requires some EMACS 'smarts' and had EDB, the EMACS Database, as a prerequisite. This is all explained in the documentation.

The distribution comes with a small Hawaiian language database, a large Spanish vocabulary database, a large Esperanto vocabulary database, an Esperanto grammar database, and the "I Have a Dream" speech for learning by memorization.

There is a small, low volume mailing list available.

ELIP is found at


and comments, bug reports, ideas and suggestions are welcome.

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