- Pressing Command-y creates a new equation at the insertion point and gets you into equation mode. You can click into existing equations or use the cursor keys to walk into an equation from left or right.
- Use the four cursor keys to efficiently navigate within formulas. Cursor left moves cursor to the left. Cursor right moves the cursor to the right. Use cursor down to dive into a selected part e.g. a fraction part. Use cursor up to come up again if you are deep in the innards of a complex part with lots of subcells, e.g. a matrix.
- Press return to leave an equation and get back to normal text mode
- Never press space or tab while in equation mode. Cassiopeia spaces identifiers and operators automatically.
- The equation editor in its current form is optimized for single character identifiers. This means if you press the two keys a and b in succession Cassiopeia creates two identifiers and assumes you mean to multiply them. This design decision was made since 99.9% of the identifiers in the literature are single character identifiers and because expressions can be entered very efficiently following this route (no need to give a terminating character behind every entered identifier).
- Use suffixes to denotate and distinguish identifiers if a single character seems insufficient, e.g.
A multichar identifier part was introduced with version 1.4.0. Ctrl-q <multiple characters> <Return> inserts such an atomic multichar identifier part, e.g. Rate. Not making use of this part but instead just typing the four characters results in four one-char identifiers being multiplied.
As of v1.3.5 a palette with almost all available symbols and parts can be raised with Command-Shift-P. A part or symbol can be inserted into an equation by doubleclicking on an entry on the palette or by invoking the key sequence shown in the second column. To get a greek alpha you would have to press Ctrl-g, release all keys and then press a (for alpha).
If you miss a part or symbol on the palette or in the list below please send us a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. This helps us to improve Cassiopeia.
Inline formulas are automatically rendered in a flat form.
If you doubleclick on such an expression the differentation is executed. If you do not need automatic differentiation (symbolic algebra) you can alternatively note the expression using a fraction part like so.
The partial d can be entered as follows
You can also type
and then enter any character of your choice to complete the partial diff expression, e.g. Ctrl-g a for alpha.
and want to add integration limits. Do so by clicking into the equation and then using cursor up to select just the integral
and then press Ctrl-y.
Click into the limit cells and enter limit values.
Note, these parts can be upgraded to their determined counter parts using the quick stroke Ctrl-y (see quick stroke section).
Binomial coefficients can be entered with the keystroke Ctrl-i b.
Note that you get a green flag over the equation operator to indicate incompatibility between the left and the right side for the last two equations until you open the context drawer with Command-Shift-C and explicitly set suitable identifier classes for A and B.
You can efficiently set an identifier class for a complete range of identifiers as shown below.
|12.02.2015||Cassiopeia 1.4.1 released|
|21.01.2015||Cassiopeia 1.4.0 released|
|14.05.2013||LaTeX and HTML Generation|
|08.05.2013||Example Paper released|
|26.04.2013||Co-editing in a workgroup|
|16.04.2013||Equation Editor Quick Reference|
|04.04.2013||Links and Bibliography|
|07.03.2013||Installation and Setup|
|30.05.2013||Installation and Setup|
|29.05.2013||Installation and Setup|
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