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Which tools can identify scholarly papers that use the same types of equations?

Many types of equations are being used in multiple contexts, so a search for specific formulas might be one way to identify scholarly papers that are conceptually related. Is any website or tool ...
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Inserting maple or macaulay script in a paper [closed]

I see many wonderful papers where the authors include some script written in Maple, Macaulay or other software that are needed for their proof. How do you insert that in your tex file?
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Polyglot note-keeping? [closed]

I sometimes give roughly the same course in different languages, and update my TeX notes (if any) each time. Keeping all sets of notes current is a pain (and doesn´t always get done). Does anybody ...
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Graph of dependencies from a Latex file [closed]

This question has been "manually migrated" to TeX-SX: http://tex.stackexchange.com/q/40200/86 Apologies if the question is not very appropiate for Mathoverflow. It seems to me more appropiate here ...
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Any viable modern LaTeX alternative for expressing mathematics? [closed]

Is there any viable (meaning working) modern LaTeX alternative for expressing mathematics? Or is LaTex the accepted standard?
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Recommended page layout settings for latex [closed]

I would appreciate input and thoughts on what a good page layout for a mathematical article looks like in latex. What would you consider good practice? What is your own personal preference? Which page ...
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Using bibtex files with coauthors [closed]

When working with different coauthors, I have always had some troubles in using bibtex effectively. Everyone has its own set of bibtex entries, with keys in their own favorite format --- for instance, ...
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Social Reading Platform for Math or LaTeX texts

Social reading is considered to be one of the big trends that could be catalysing learning by reading. Features could include: Highlighting or annotating paragraphs or single steps in a proof for ...
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What is a satisfactory way to format definitions in Latex?

There are several ways one may format a definition in latex, but each has their problems. Use the amsthm package, and the usual style for theorems. This will result in everything italicized. It is ...
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Online latex editor [closed]

I am not sure if this is a proper place for my question, but: can anybody recommend any good online latex editor? Anyone interested in this would probably benefit from the answers to this question ...
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Using LaTeX, how can I restate a theorem, with the same theorem number, later in a paper? [closed]

I am writing a paper, and would like to state the main results in the Introduction. Then, when I come to prove the main results in later sections, I would like to restate the theorem before ...
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Suggestions for wiki farm with good latex support

I've decided to start a wiki to do collaborative mathematics. However I don't have access or control over a server. So I need a wiki farm. I've tried out pbworks and wikidot, but their latex support ...
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Automatically extract a bibitem (not BibTeX!) from MathSciNet?

I am writing a small thing in which I am required to use manually formatted \bibitem entries rather than a BibTeX file. This takes a lot of time, and I probably get some of the formatting wrong. Is ...
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The (upper hat of) an octahedral diagram in (la)tex

I would like to draw an octahedral diagram in my paper; I would prefer to present it as the 'upper hat' + the 'lower hat' (as it is common in the texts on triangulated categories). Could anyone tell ...
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Accessing AMS fonts in LaTex

The document amsfndoc.pdf, available from the AMS website , has large tables of unusual fonts at the end. Can someone explain how I can access these fonts in a standard installation of LaTex? I use ...
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Why does the arXiv produce a messed-up DVI when the PDF is fine?

Historically, I've checked the quality of arXiv output by reading the PDF it creates; I learned today that this actually a serious mistake. If you look at the PDF and DVI for my most recent article, ...
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How do I see LaTeX math on any web page and in email?

This is a follow up to this closed question. I open a random page, such as something on arXiv at 8:05 p.m. EST, and I see all these dollar signs, and I sigh and I wish that I could see nicely ...
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Typesetting mathematics: how do {\em you} convert text into pdf?

Prompted by this question I would like to ask the community how they convert their mathematics into pdf files. In any given procedure for converting mathematics into pdf I am interested in two ...
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How to draw knots with Latex?

I am writing an exam for my students, and the topic is intro knots theory. I have no idea how to put knots into the file, but I know many MO users who can draw amazing diagrams in their papers. Can ...
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How do you make a good math research poster for a non-mathematical audience?

I have the opportunity to prepare a research poster for a non-mathematical, yet scientifically savvy audience, and I want to do it well. I have asked a few mathematicians, and I have heard the ...
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Sources for Bibtex entries

Does anyone know of a good place to find already-done bibtex entries for standard books in advanced math? Or is this impossible because the citation should include items specific to your copy? (I am ...
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Seeing math when viewing abstracts on arxiv.org [closed]

One very enjoyable feature of mathoverflow is that the math just works. You enter it using the usual LaTeX, and then the jsMath magic does the rest. One of the most frequent activities for many ...
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Modular Arithmetic in LaTeX

This question may end up [closed], but I'm going to ask and let the people decide. It's certainly the kind of question that I'd ask people at tea, and it's not one whose answer I've been able find ...
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What is the best graph editor to use in your articles?

Here is the criteria for a "perfect" graph editor: it should be able to perform an automated, but controllable layout one is able to make "manual" enforcements to nodes and edges locations when you ...
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Using TikZ in papers

I've started using TikZ for a paper I'm writing and am worrying that a journal might not accept the paper with inline TikZ. I had to update my PGF installation for all the examples to work and I'm not ...
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Periods and commas in mathematical writing

I just realized that I am a barbarian when it comes to writing. But I am not entirely sure, so this might be the right place to ask. When typing display-mode formulae do you guys add a period after ...
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Splitting book into chapters [closed]

I need a way to split output pdf-file (a book) into chapters on such a way that cross-references will survive. A simple example with a solution (based on answers below) can be found here
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Beamer printout [closed]

I have just created a presentation using beamer, and I want the "one" command at the top of the file that creates a printable version. It is true that I can recompile having searched for all the ...
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Typo/grammar checker for LaTeX [closed]

Anyone know a good grammar checker for LaTeX? I find that by the time a paper is ready for submission that my small typos are invisible to me, because I have looked at it so many times already. ...
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Tools for collaborative paper-writing

I personally use a revision control system (git) to manage my own paper writing, back things up, and synchronize between different machines. However, I've found most programmer's revision control ...
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Learning LaTeX properly

I have never learned how to use Latex properly. Whenever writing a paper, I use hacks to override behavior of the underlying template. What would be an intermediate to advanced book on learning how to ...
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Automatically updating PDF reader for Windows

So, when doing LaTeX, it is absolutely necessary for ones sanity to using a preview program which updates automatically every time you compile. Of course, any previewer designed for DVIs will do ...
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Latex Template for a Popular Math Journal

Can anyone offer a Latex template for a popular mathematics journal? It is easy to prepare a template for a technical journal with simple page layout but what I am looking for is something like the ...
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LaTeX based document editors

I'm afraid my first question isn't a math puzzle per se, but rather question of math "presentation" . Basically I've been out of school for a year or two - so I'm a bit out of practice in writing up ...