[dev-context] faking mathalignments

Thu Aug 10 18:24:20 CEST 2006

```On Thu, 10 Aug 2006, Hans Hagen wrote:

>> Hans,
>>
>>    Can you cook up something along the lines of fakeformula for math
>> alignments. I need a few variations to show different math alignment
>> features. I am using a rather verbose naming scheme and syntax to convey
>> the idea.
>>
> a starting point showing how to do it

Thank you. I should be able to extend it for other constructs. I'll
ask for more help when I run into trouble.

>
>> 1. fakemathalignment
>>
>> \fakemathalignment[alternative=a,lines=2] %Maybe random number of lines
>>
>> should give
>>
>> \NC XX \NC = random number XX + XX \NR[+]
>> \NC XX \NC = random number XX + XX \NR[+]
>>
>> where XX is a \fakerule of random width.
>>
>> \fakemathalignment[alternative=b,lines=2] should give
>>
>> \NC XX \NC = random number of XX + XX   \NC XX = random number of XX + XX
>> \NR[+]
>> \NC XX \NC = random number of XX + XX   \NC XX = random number of XX + XX
>> \NR[+]
>>
>> that is two blocks (maybe keep the number of blocks configurable).
>>
>> 2. fakemathlinearequations
>>
>> \fakemathlinearequations[columns=4,lines=2,alternative=a]
>>
>> should give
>>
>> \NC XX \NC + XX \NC + XX \NC = XX \NR[+]
>> \NC XX \NC + XX \NC + XX \NC = XX \NR[+]
>>
>>
>> \fakemathlinearequations[columns=4,lines=2,alternative=b]
>>
>> \NC XX \NC + \NC XX \NC + \NC XX \NC = \NC XX \NR[+]
>> \NC XX \NC + \NC XX \NC + \NC XX \NC = \NC XX \NR[+]
>>
>> that is each operator should be in a column of its own.
>>
>> 3. fakemathsplitformula
>>
>> Another variation
>>
>> \fakemathsplitformula[lines=3]
>>
>> \NC XX \NC= random number of XX + XX \NR
>> \NC    \NC= random number of XX + XX \NR
>> \NC    \NC= random number of XX + XX \NR[+]
>>
>> \fakemathsplitformula[lines=3,alternative=b]
>>
>> should give
>>
>> \NC XX = \NC random number of XX + XX \NR
>> \NC      \NC + XX + XX                \NR
>> \NC      \NC + XX + XX                \NR[+]
>>
>>
>> 4. fakemathmatrix [lines=3,columns=3]
>>
>> \NC XX \NC XX \NC XX \NR
>> \NC XX \NC XX \NC XX \NR
>> \NC XX \NC XX \NC XX \NR
>>
>> 5. fakemathcases[lines=3]
>>
>> \NC XX \NC XX XX (2-4 random XX) \NR
>> \NC XX \NC XX XX (2-4 random XX) \NR
>>
>> These are all that I can think of at the moment :-)
>>
>> Thanks,
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