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#1
May1512, 08:41 PM

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I want to make my own math notes in the same style as this. Anyone know the program that is used?
It is the easiest to read font I have ever read in my life! http://www.math.cornell.edu/~bterrell/dn.pdf 


#2
May1512, 09:01 PM

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There is a program in Windows 7 called Math Input Panel that allows you to draw mathematical notation on a panel and it translates it into math characters, this seems to be, or else has an identical end result, as in your link.
In my experience it is somewhat cumbersome with a mouse/touchpad, but if you have a drawing tablet it would mostly likely be extremely helpful. 


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May1512, 09:17 PM

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How to write Math notes?
No I have never heard of Latex.. I'll check it out though! Any chance anyone knows what font this guy is using?



#5
May1612, 02:10 AM

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This is standard latex, default Computer Modern font. MotoPayton, I suggest learning latex, it's pretty easy and it's mathematician's musthave knowledge.



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#8
May2412, 04:42 PM

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Mathematica is quite nice for making pretty looking notes, most 'hard to keyboard' characters can be done by pressing :esc: stuff :esc:, a definite integral is done by :esc:dintt:esc:, once you get used to it you can write stuff up pretty quickly I usually just use a graphics tablet alongside smoothdraw, khanacademy style! 


#9
May2412, 06:03 PM

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Practically 100% of people who write mathematics papers use Latex. It takes a little while to get used to, but when you've got it, it's fantastic.
If you are planning on writing quite a bit of maths, it's well worth the effort of learning how to use it. 


#10
May2412, 06:28 PM

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http://detexify.kirelabs.org/classify.html You write the symbol, and out pops the latex code. I refer to it all the time :) Oh, from what I recall, it doesn't work in internet explorer as your drawing doesn't appear. If you really want to cheat, you can also use microsoft word 2007 or later. The equation editor can be toggled by "alt (and) =" and most latex commands work for shortcuts. What's nice about word is that it's a wysiwyg, though the typeset isn't quite as nice at latex. 


#11
May2412, 08:50 PM

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ty buddy Also Mathematica let's you copy your nicely written text as latex, it's pretty handy too. 


#12
May2512, 04:20 AM

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In general, you can guess the latex code for most symbols though  most of it is quite intuitive. And, of course, the above doesn't help you in how to format your latex correctly  I'd suggest some of the online tutorials and a look at some of the common latex tips to get going. One other point is that you can create new commands for symbols, I think, if you don't like the original code. 


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