The goal is to get those formulas on the page as quickly as you are thinking of them. So that you can actually solve math problems, or experiment with the mathematics itself.
- What tools/programs/strategies/tips/tricks/etc. (or combination thereof) can be used to efficiently facilitate mathematics learning/experimenting ?
- Only using keyboard. (no paper, pen, etc.)
- No access to internet. (preferable, but not required.)
- Basic knowledge of LaTeX syntax and programs. (or how to find them)
- to use LaTeX, while you are still actively solving a math problem.
- can preview enough lines of math to focus on problem solving.
- to LaTeX quickly.
Experiments I have tried:
Using a text editor has the simplicity and speed of typing. Using things like pandoc or mathjax to render from markdown are awesome. However for active problem solving, having to constantly compile the code manually can break concentration.
Using online websites is good for live previewing, but requires internet access, and therefore isn't ideal.
Using a regular LaTeX program, which might be the way to go: when combined the proper extensions (I'm not sure which, or how to find them exactly.)
Using something like Lyx, which actually worked pretty well for active math solving... but it didn't seem to work well for typing code (maybe I just need to change the options?)
I almost want to create a program that is specifically designed for this... but I have a feeling that I'm not the first person to attempt this, and that there is already a solution out there.
O' tEx-change, Share upon me your LaTeX wisdoms! =D
(Thanks in advance to anybody who actually reads everything I just wrote here)