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Mathdeck a program suite for managing the computations involved in writing displaying, and grading mathematical based homework problems.

Project Description

Mathdeck is a program suite for managing the computations involved in writing, displaying, and grading mathematical based homework problems. It is written to abstract away computations so that other responsibilities such as managing users and grades can be left to more apt systems such as online course management systems.

Intended features

  • Tool suite and standard spec for writing homework problems.
  • A system for displaying problem files.
  • A system for measuring how close a proposed solution is to a predefined solution and offering suggestions for improvement to lead a student in the right direction.

Programming Goals

  • Clear developer API.
  • Clear and comprehensive documentation.
  • Comprehensive test suite.
  • Creating problems should be as easy as possible for people who are mathematically inclined and would be able to pick up the basics of python in a couple days.
  • Python 2.7+ and 3+ support

Support

Source files are hosted on Github and PyPI.

Documentation source files are found in the docs/ folder within the source. Compiled documentation files are hosted on Read the Docs.

Issues are hosted on Github Issues.

Discussion is on Google Groups.

Requirements

  • Python 2.7+
  • Sympy 0.7.5+ (for writing and checking problems)
  • Jinja2 2.7.3+ (for displaying problems)

For developers

It’s recommended you first use the python package “virtualenv” to create a separate virtual environment before installing. To install mathcheck for development purposes run python setup.py develop in the command line in the root of the project folder (the folder with setup.py). To run the tests run python -m unnittest discover (requires python 2.7+) in the root folder.

About the name

Mathdeck is short for math display and check, the program’s two main functions.

License

Mathdeck is licensed under the BSD 3-Clause license. See LICENSE file for more details.

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