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- I'm curious if there's a tool out there to work with symbolic expressions (defining, substituting, solving), but with a natural display using LaTex as opposed to a coding language.

For many of the problems in my engineering courses (as well as other STEM courses and maybe even in industry), much of the work is in algebraic manipulation of equations. These problems could be solved using by using symbolic expressions in a coding language like MATLAB. However, it is very clunky to copy those equations over and write the code to solve the problems, is prone to mistakes, and is much more difficult for others to see the steps. Is there an interface which has the basic functionality (defining variables and equations, substitutions, and solving in terms of a variable), but is natural to write and read in? I was imagining using something like Math Quill so the user can write the equations in directly. If it were a site, I think it would also be helpful to allow people to share and build off of what other people made on the site, and to allow people to export it as code.