[texhax] Re: writing and printing math problems
Karl Berry
karl at freefriends.org
Mon Jun 20 01:34:25 CEST 2005
Everytime I open a math book, I ask myself, what type of software do
they use to write these all problems and equations with?
TeX is a typesetting program, one of whose strengths has always been
handling math. It will likely take a little time to get familiar with
it, but it can certainly do a good job.
I am looking for Macintosh software to purchase or to download, to
write my own math problems and equations with? The type you find in
every math book.
If you have MacOSX, I suggest trying http://www.rna.nl/tex.html. For
links to additional intro resources, see http://tug.org/begin.html.
Once you have TeX installed and working, there are packages specifically
for handling exercises & answers (possibly even interactively via PDF or
JavaScript, although that can get complex). Here is one of the simpler
ones:
http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/exercise.html
Down the road, if that doesn't suit, for links to some of the others, go
to http://tug.org/ctan.html, put
exercise in the second input box, and click "Search Catalogue".
(Sorry, I can't give a direct url right now for some reason.)
Hope this helps,
Karl
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