It is quite difficult to find a PC program that you can use to write mathematical equations, especially if you are only interested in the writing and not solving of said equations. While you find some programs for that job, most are either too complex (LaTeX) or not that suited for the job.
Math-o-mir is different as it provides you with the means to easily jot down math equations in the program interface. While it may still take ten or so minutes before you grow accustomed to the program, it is not difficult to use. Just keep in mind that it won't solve equations for you, it only lets you write them down in its interface.
Before we look at how this is done in detail, I'd like to discuss why you may want to use a PC program at all.
While there are many reasons for that, I'd like to mention some that seem practicable:
The program opens up with an empty screen. You find various elements on the left that you can use to write down your equations. You will use a mixture of keyboard input, including numbers and letters, and mouse input to create equations in the application. The small rectangular shaped parts of each sidebar element display alternatives for that item on the screen.
A click on the plus icon's rectangle displays more than 20 different elements that you can add instead of the plus sign. This includes minus, modulo, Boolean operators and other symbols that you can use in your equations. It will take some time to get accustomed to that layout and you will likely spend some time in search of a symbol in the beginning.
The program uses a grid-based system to automatically align elements on the screen. As you can see from the example above, it is possible to add text to the paper as well which can be useful if you want to add explanations to an equation or other important information.
Math-o-mir is an easy to use program to write mathematical equations on your PC (or Linux with Wine). It is not as complex as LaTeX, Microsoft Office or Open Office and that is a good thing as you can use it right away without having to learn to use the program's functionality first.
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