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Cham
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Random maths/physics equations

Postby Cham » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:12 pm

I'll have to write a small report or paper-like document with dummy text in a single column, to show a kind of "model" to undergraduate students in sciences (so they know how to present their analysis at the end of their semester). Of course, I know how to create such a dummy document with Lorem Ipsum/verbatim text.

However, I would like to also add a few random maths and physics formulae in that dummy document, with a few empty figures, tables and graphics. I already have several examples I could throw into that document, but is there any way to randomly generate equations and formulae in LaTeX (using a package of some sort) ? And what about random figures, tables of data and graphics ?

There are several random paper generators out there, all based on LaTeX :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_generator
https://pdos.csail.mit.edu/archive/scigen/
http://thatsmathematics.com/mathgen/

But they usually don't offer much customization (I need a single column, not two columns), and the maths are way too funky! I also have to create the document in French (even if it's all random Lorem Ipsum!)

Any idea?

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Postby Johannes_B » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:13 am

Package blindtext provides things for maths, along with french text.
Package mwe provides dummy pictures.
The smart way: Calm down and take a deep breath, read posts and provided links attentively, try to understand and ask if necessary.

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:10 am

Yes, the blindtext package provides random math in text.

However, math and physics are wide fields. Equations may be too simple or too hard. I suggest: choose famous math theorems or famous equations, choose famous physics stuff. One can google for "famous equations" or take them from Wikipedia, there they are in LaTeX code so you can easily use them.

Also images, a package can hardly match all peoples taste. Just choose a category at http://texample.net/tikz/examples/ and there you have pictures with source code.

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