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Offline Andrey Ivashov  
#1 Posted : 08 September 2021 00:27:00(UTC)
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New Beta SMath Studio 0.99.7921 is available!

Tiny, powerful, free mathematical program with WYSIWYG editor and complete units of measurements support.

It provides numerous computing features and rich user interface translated into about 40 different languages. Application also contains integrated mathematical reference book.

SMath Studio boxCalculation of Gravitation Acceleration exampleExample of animation on the WorksheetExtensions Manager toolOpened math Reference BookSMath Viewer output to Autocad exampleSMath Studio on iOSSMath Studio on iPad

Application can be easily extended based on your needs. Built-in Extensions Manager tool allows to get access to hundreds official and third-party resources of the following types: usage examples, plug-ins, SMath Viewer based applications, snippets, interface translations, interactive books, handbooks and tutorials.

Changes introduced in current build

Improvements

  • SMath Studio splitted to SMath Solver & SMath Writer;
  • Application icons and splash screens updated;
  • Separate set of icons created for supported file formats;
  • *.smw file type introduced for SMath Writer documents;
  • Autodetection of units input implemented in TextRegion.

Corrections

  • Fixed critical issue happens on snippet adding.

Miscellaneous

  • Cursor in MathRegion is now hidden if selection is shown;
  • Refactoring.

Download

Software icon SMathStudioDesktop.0_99_7921.Setup.msi (Date: 2021.09.08; File size: 2.72 MB) - 1791 downloads
Software icon SMathStudioDesktop.0_99_7921.Mono.tar.gz (Date: 2021.09.08; File size: 1.79 MB) - 243 downloads
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Offline Andrey Ivashov  
#2 Posted : 08 September 2021 00:54:50(UTC)
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Finally, SMath Studio splitted to two different applications: SMath Solver and SMath Writer.
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SMath Solver
This is a new name to what was previously called SMath Studio. This application allows user to be focused on calculations.

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SMath Writer
Created for work with rich text which includes math. Has Ribbon menu built-in and interface tuned for best experience in documentation and text formatting.

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SMath Studio
This is a name which gathers Solver and Writer in a single package.

Both applications supports their own file formats: Solver - *.sm, Writer - *.smw. If you have created Documents in SMath Studio using previous program versions please just change an extension manually.

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This beta release of SMath Studio package contains Solver/Writer inside.

Please note: Solver has no any significant changes, so one can continue using it in production, but Writer is an alpha version of what I've started to work on. Writer requires more time from me to be polished to have all the same features as currently available in Solver.

Let me know what you think.

Best regards, Andrey Ivashov.
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#3 Posted : 08 September 2021 18:56:39(UTC)
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I guess Document Mode is not working on Linux, yet.
At least I couldn't make it run, it even kills the parent terminal.
I didn't encounter any problem with Solver though.

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Offline Andrey Ivashov  
#4 Posted : 08 September 2021 23:47:32(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: overlord Go to Quoted Post
I guess Document Mode is not working on Linux, yet.
At least I couldn't make it run, it even kills the parent terminal.


Thank you for this info! I will check Writer on Linux.

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#5 Posted : 14 September 2021 15:37:21(UTC)
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Thank you Andrei for this work.
SMath Writer is a great idea. It can be used to create high quality scientific documents like LateX and other scientific word processors like TeXmacs, Scientific Workplace, LyX and MathCha.
To achieve this goal, consideration should be given to adding environments or things like that that meet scientific typography standards such as:
- title, author, summary, section, sub-section, sub-sub-section environments
- online equations
- equations with automatic numbering
- theorem, lemma, axiom, proof, corollary, remark environments
- exercise, problem, question, solution, answer environments
and so on...
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#6 Posted : 15 September 2021 21:32:38(UTC)
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Andrey, plugins EXCEL I/O and Clipboard Region don't seem to work after this update.
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#7 Posted : 17 September 2021 18:19:17(UTC)
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Andrey,
Can you explain the separation of the program or a link if you already did (I could not find it). I have not been as active on the form lately. Why "Writer" as a separate program? I know you were playing with something similar in the plugins. Curiosity more than everything. I seem to have missed a lot of NEW features along the way ...
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#8 Posted : 18 September 2021 00:55:43(UTC)
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Since there is SMath Writer now, document mode is deprecated.
If there is no practical benefit of this option, it can be removed.
This suggestion is just for cosmetic purpose by the way.
No harm shall be done if it stays.

Regards

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Offline Andrey Ivashov  
#9 Posted : 22 September 2021 09:10:01(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: overlord Go to Quoted Post
Since there is SMath Writer now, document mode is deprecated.
If there is no practical benefit of this option, it can be removed.
This suggestion is just for cosmetic purpose by the way.
No harm shall be done if it stays.


I decided to leave this checkbox as is for now because there is theoretical possibility to use different text-region plug-ins as a base of the text rendering engine. Currently we have updated TextRegion which is designed to work in Document Mode, but we also have Writer plug-in developed by Davide which can be updated to support document mode as well.
This means that if Writer plug-in will be ready to be used as a base text rendering engine this checkbox will give us a possibility to change text engines for SMath Writer.

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Offline Andrey Ivashov  
#10 Posted : 22 September 2021 09:44:43(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: ElSid Go to Quoted Post
Can you explain the separation of the program or a link if you already did (I could not find it). I have not been as active on the form lately. Why "Writer" as a separate program? I know you were playing with something similar in the plugins. Curiosity more than everything. I seem to have missed a lot of NEW features along the way ...


Hello.

An actual reason of this separation can be found here: https://en.smath.com/for...20002_Document-mode.aspx



In short words:

Historically SMath Studio is used to perform calculations and then export results (copy/paste, as images or as pdf) to include them in MS Word document or other similar applications. Because: no built-in text formatting (hard to express), all regions are positioned absolutely (hard to compose & update), interface is too different from the popular text processors (stopper for beginners). Now imagine something like MS Word with full-featured embedded math calculation like in SMath Studio. This is why we need SMath Writer.

But I do not want those who like to work with old-style SMath worksheets to fill pain because of migration to the new Document mode. That is why we have SMath Solver.

Personally I think that SMath Writer has a very interesting future when it will be ready as a full-functional text processor with full-featured calculation capabilities.

Important note: 99% of the code is shared between Solver and Writer which means that changes to the Solver will improve Writer and vice versa. So Solver will never be deprecated - we just have two different interfaces now.

Best regards.
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