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Gripp
April 22nd, 2008, 11:49 PM
i'm looking for a linux program similar to Mathcad.
something that will show inline equations and perform the math based on predefines variables. even more i would like it to be able to show/hide entire sections. or maybe select what calculation are to be performed based on the information provided

it seems like LaTeX might be a good choice, only i'm not quite understanding how to get it actually perform the calculations, and i dont really like the idea of having to program everything (i'm not a programmer...)

polmir
April 23rd, 2008, 03:19 AM
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it seems like LaTeX might be a good choice, only i'm not quite understanding how to get it actually perform the calculations, and i dont really like the idea of having to program everything (i'm not a programmer...)
Latex is very simply.
ftp://ftp.gust.org.pl/TeX/info/lshort/english/lshort.pdf
http://www.tug.org/texlive/doc.html
http://www.tug.org/texlive/
http://www.tug.org/texlive/doc/texlive-en/live.html

Try lyx:

LyX is an almost WYSIWYG-frontend for LaTeX that runs under the X Window System. It makes the power and typesetting quality of LaTeX available for people who are used to word processors.


sudo apt-get install lyx

CalcTeX
October 22nd, 2009, 08:46 PM
For calculations in LaTeX you can use a CalcTeX package. You can creating a templtates within hiding parts too. For example:


this is text... and definition of a value $a:=\pi/2$ next
is possible to print a value $a$ and def. b value \[b:=sin(a)\]

Is possible creating calculations within units too.
For more info pls visit project's web http://sg.bzip.pl/CalcTeX
I'm author of this package and I'm ofen for help you.