[OS X TeX] Test Bank and dynamic math worksheets

Themis Matsoukas tmatsoukas at me.com
Sun Dec 30 22:41:28 CET 2012

My personal favorite is Mathematica. I would not recommend getting Mathematica just for this purpose, but if you are already using it for other things, it makes a very convenient choice.  The advantage is that you can perform fairly complicated actions such as produce random lists, loop through folders, cut-and-paste from existing files, write into new latex files, invoke shell commands, etc.

tmatsoukas at me.com

On Dec 30, 2012, at 2:47 PM, Nicole <gypsy1274 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I am a newbie at Latex and I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction.  I want to create a database of math questions that I can use to generate worksheets. My goal is to have 100 possible questions for each topic and choose a few at random each time a worksheet is created. I would also like the option of picking out a specific question for the worksheet. What I have now is several documents with these question written and I cut and paste the code into my worksheet  as needed. I would like to automate the process as much as possible. I've heard of R (a spreadsheet or statistical software?) but I don't know anything about it. Could someone tell me what languages/programs I would need and possibly recommend a book or two for learning how to use them?
> If this has already been discussed I'll be happy to read the thread, but I couldn't figure out how to search the archives. Perhaps someone could suggest a month and year that I could start looking?
> Thanks,
> Nicole
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