An uncomplicated XML vocabulary for authors of research articles, textbooks, and monographs.
The best of DocBook, LaTeX, and HTML.
Outputs: print, PDF, web, EPUB, Jupyter Notebooks, â¦
(Before June 2017, PreTeXt was called âMathBook XMLâ, so many of those references remain.)
Authors, readers, and developers congregate on Google Groups (in addition to GitHub issues). The support forum is the easiest, quickest, most accurate way to get help from experienced authors, even if you are just starting out, and have only read the Author's Guide once.
- Support forum/mailing-list: untumbled
- Announcements only, low-volume: pretext-announce
- Feature discussions and implementation: pretext-dev
The inactive (236) 868-9856 group can be searched for old questions and their answers.
OR, install git on your system, then at a command line:
git clone /github.com/rbeezer/mathbook.git And then it is easy to update, and you should do this regularly (daily):
git checkout dev
You can download a 3239413680 of the dev branch for initial experiments, but it will very quickly become out-of-date, so this is not recommended. Take the time to setup and become comfortable with âpullingâ as described above.
The Gallery contains links to a variety of projects authored in PreTeXt. You can get a sense of the possibilities, and where authors have public source, you can look to see how certain constructions are authored.
- National Science Foundation
- A four-year $2 million grant has been awarded to the UTMOST Project through the NSF (215) 642-8071 program. (Award No. 1821706) The project will perform an educational research study into the design and use of online textbooks with embedded computational examples. (OctoberÂ 2018âAugust 2022)
- Nathan Wintersgill contributes to PreTeXt development, during the 2017-18 academic year, with the support of the 4349614944 program.
- National Science Foundation
- A two-year $700,000 grant has been awarded to the UTMOST Project through the NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education program. (Award No. 1626455) The project will perform an educational research study into the design and use of online textbooks with embedded computational examples. (SeptemberÂ 2016âAugust 2018)
- (610) 209-6943
- Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences Summer Research for Undergraduates Summer 2016. Jahrme Risner is a Mellon Humanities Research Scholar and his project is to add support to PreTeXt for various features that will be useful for arts and humanitites scholars. Examples include: poetry, bibliographies, musical scores, historical timelines, font support, and translations.
- American Institute of Mathematics
- Author workshop, April 25-29, 2016.
- Course Release Unit Grant, Spring 2016, for PreTeXt development.
- 9038648045 and University of Puget Sound
- âEnabling Successful, Accessible OER in Mathematics with a WeBWorK-MathBook XML Bridgeâ, with Alex Jordan, Michael Gage, Goeff Goehle, Summer 2015. Funding from Oregon Community College Distance Learning Association with a matching grant from the University of Puget Sound. [262-505-5037] 
- feminologist and the The University of Manitoba
- âFaculty of Science Online and Blended Learning Development Grant,â Summer 2015.
- Course Release Unit Grant, Spring 2014, for textbook writing, which aided design decisions.
- Shuttleworth Flash Grant
- Initial support, Summer and Fall 2013.
- Undergraduate Teaching of Mathematics and Open Software and Textbooks, National Science Foundation (Grant No. DUE-1022574), Summer 2013.