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PreTeXt for small documents

July 15 to July 19, 2024

at the

Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio

organized by

Oscar Levin, Chrissy Safranski, and Jason Siefken

This workshop, sponsored by AIM and the NSF, will be devoted to expanding the utility of PreTeXt for authoring stand-alone course materials and research manuscripts. PreTeXt is a powerful tool for authoring open source textbooks since it can create accessible and interactive online versions, as well as other output formats. However, it is not yet widely used for other types of mathematical documents. The goal of this workshop is to identify the features that are missing from PreTeXt that would make it the tool of choice for these other documents types, and to begin to implement them.

The main topics for the workshop are

  • Determine the steps to eliminate barriers for authoring research manuscripts in PreTeXt.
  • Identify features, document types, structures, and processes which would encourage the use of PreTeXt for authoring individual course assignments, exams, and other course materials.
  • Improve ease of use of PreTeXt, both to better enable new users to get started and to make PreTeXt a good choice for these small documents.

This event will be run as an AIM-style workshop. Participants will be invited to suggest open problems and questions before the workshop begins, and these will be posted on the workshop website. These include specific problems on which there is hope of making some progress during the workshop, as well as more ambitious problems which may influence the future activity of the field. Lectures at the workshop will be focused on familiarizing the participants with the background material leading up to specific problems, and the schedule will include discussion and parallel working sessions.

Space and funding is available for a few more participants. If you would like to participate, please apply by filling out the on-line form no later than May 1, 2024. Applications are open to all, and we especially encourage women, underrepresented minorities, junior mathematicians, and researchers from primarily undergraduate institutions to apply.

Before submitting an application, please read the description of the AIM style of workshop.

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