Taking Math notes

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  1. 7on macrumors 601

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    Is there a program out there that handles the specifics of Math characters and such for note taking in class?
     
  2. Studawg7 macrumors regular

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    there isnt much you can do (or that is quicker) other than paper and pencil for math notes (or buy a tablet pc). i dont know of any program for taking math notes. A math program like mathematica, maple, or mathcad could be used to take notes but thats not what they are made for really.
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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    I agree, low tech all the way.

    Maybe if the notes are simple enough something like http://itexmac.sourceforge.net/ might work OK. Definitely not something I would try in an advanced math/science class.

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  4. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Mac OS X's Character Palette has plenty of math symbols, so you could keep the Palette open while using a simple text editor. That choice has the advantage of being free, but you'd be entering info in a linear fashion, not arranging math symbols in two dimensions.
     

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  5. 7on thread starter macrumors 601

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    I found what I needed in the form of grapher. Yesterday it didn't work because of some missing fonts (I've had font problems recently). Anyway I've found that it does what I need (I can type equations in Grapher and copy and paste them to pages).
     

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  6. mwpeters8182 macrumors 6502

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    I still don't think anything comes close to writing by hand, especially with math/science courses. I don't know what class this is for, but in a lot of classes, you'll need to sketch stuff that isn't easily done with a computer.
     
  7. zakatov macrumors 6502a

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    Well, there's MathType. It can do about any scientific symbol imaginable. Good for projects, too cumbersome to take notes with, imo.
     

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