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May 5, 2019, 9:23:22 AM5/5/19

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Hi,

(Not sure if this is the correct forum for this question).

When I don't have access to paper and/or a large work surface (for example on a coach seat in an airplane): I try to compose my proofs using LaTeX.

So I copy the previous line -- cross out terms -- perform additional manipulations and continue till I hit a wall or finish the proof.

I'm half decent at LaTeX, but the syntax is so verbose that it becomes tiring.

I am thinking of using a more compact representation with some possible algebraic support from the underlying system.

I've been (briefly) checking out Sage and am delighted that I can convert stuff to LaTeX.

So I guess my question has the following parts:

1. Is Sage suitable for writing proofs?

2. Does it have any facilities to keep the arguments/steps in a proof format -- kind of like in LaTeX there is a proof typesetting option?

3. What tutorials should I look at for this type of work -- the stuff I wish to tackle first is mostly simple proofs from say an introductory course in analysis -- mostly delta/epsilon stuff.

Thanks!

May 5, 2019, 10:31:39 AM5/5/19

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On Sun, May 5, 2019 at 9:23 AM Meem <memmak...@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi,(Not sure if this is the correct forum for this question).When I don't have access to paper and/or a large work surface (for example on a coach seat in an airplane): I try to compose my proofs using LaTeX.So I copy the previous line -- cross out terms -- perform additional manipulations and continue till I hit a wall or finish the proof.I'm half decent at LaTeX, but the syntax is so verbose that it becomes tiring.I am thinking of using a more compact representation with some possible algebraic support from the underlying system.I've been (briefly) checking out Sage and am delighted that I can convert stuff to LaTeX.So I guess my question has the following parts:1. Is Sage suitable for writing proofs?2. Does it have any facilities to keep the arguments/steps in a proof format -- kind of like in LaTeX there is a proof typesetting option?

3. What tutorials should I look at for this type of work -- the stuff I wish to tackle first is mostly simple proofs from say an introductory course in analysis -- mostly delta/epsilon stuff.Thanks!

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May 6, 2019, 9:41:36 AM5/6/19

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On Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 10:31:39 AM UTC-4, David Joyner wrote:

On Sun, May 5, 2019 at 9:23 AM Meem <memmak...@gmail.com> wrote:Hi,(Not sure if this is the correct forum for this question).When I don't have access to paper and/or a large work surface (for example on a coach seat in an airplane): I try to compose my proofs using LaTeX.So I copy the previous line -- cross out terms -- perform additional manipulations and continue till I hit a wall or finish the proof.I'm half decent at LaTeX, but the syntax is so verbose that it becomes tiring.I am thinking of using a more compact representation with some possible algebraic support from the underlying system.I've been (briefly) checking out Sage and am delighted that I can convert stuff to LaTeX.So I guess my question has the following parts:1. Is Sage suitable for writing proofs?2. Does it have any facilities to keep the arguments/steps in a proof format -- kind of like in LaTeX there is a proof typesetting option?

Another open-source option you may find more congenial to your needs is Lurch - http://lurchmath.org

May 7, 2019, 8:42:30 PM5/7/19

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I am aware of it -- let me look at in greater detail.

Thanks!

On Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 10:31:39 AM UTC-4, David Joyner wrote:

On Sun, May 5, 2019 at 9:23 AM Meem <memmak...@gmail.com> wrote:Hi,(Not sure if this is the correct forum for this question).I'm half decent at LaTeX, but the syntax is so verbose that it becomes tiring.I've been (briefly) checking out Sage and am delighted that I can convert stuff to LaTeX.So I guess my question has the following parts:1. Is Sage suitable for writing proofs?Are you using sagetex? There's a manual here:

--3. What tutorials should I look at for this type of work -- the stuff I wish to tackle first is mostly simple proofs from say an introductory course in analysis -- mostly delta/epsilon stuff.Thanks!

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May 7, 2019, 8:42:47 PM5/7/19

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Thanks -- looks interesting

May 14, 2019, 5:52:14 PM5/14/19

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You might be interested in LyX as well. It's designed for typesetting, but simplifies a lot of math expressions in LaTeX.

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