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Recently I have been using a program called caoutchouc which allows me to write latex with ease, by integrating the asciimath syntax.

TLDR it allows you to write somthing like this sum_(i=1)^n i^3=((n(n+1))/2)^2 and it simply get's formatted as we would want, like so:

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I am wondering if something like that exists in latex that would allow me to take advantage of the asciimath syntax or equivalently simple syntax for writing math.

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    If you give it an opportunity, ConTeXt, another format based on TeX, has asciimath support integrated: pragma-pod.nl/general/manuals/mmlprime.pdf – user193767 May 8 at 14:03
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    you can use a pre-processor such as the one you found, but the latex \sum_{i=1}^n i^3=\left(\frac{n(n+1)}{2}\right)^2 is hardly more complicated than the asciimath, and is a lot more flexible in choice of available commands – David Carlisle May 8 at 14:12
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ConTeXt has asciimath support, to use it in a document you have to load a module first.

To insert a formula pass the code as argument to the \asciimath command.

\usemodule[asciimath]

\starttext

\startformula
\asciimath{sum_(i=1)^n i^3=((n(n+1))/2)^2}
\stopformula

\stoptext

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