[OS X TeX] Test Bank and dynamic math worksheets
schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Sun Dec 30 17:43:03 EST 2012
On Dec 30, 2012, at 2:47 PM, Nicole wrote:
> I am a newbie at Latex and I'm hoping someone can point me in the
> right direction. I want to create a database of math questions that
> I can use to generate worksheets. My goal is to have 100 possible
> questions for each topic and choose a few at random each time a
> worksheet is created. I would also like the option of picking out a
> specific question for the worksheet. What I have now is several
> documents with these question written and I cut and paste the code
> into my worksheet as needed. I would like to automate the process
> as much as possible. I've heard of R (a spreadsheet or statistical
> software?) but I don't know anything about it. Could someone tell me
> what languages/programs I would need and possibly recommend a book
> or two for learning how to use them?
> If this has already been discussed I'll be happy to read the thread,
> but I couldn't figure out how to search the archives. Perhaps
> someone could suggest a month and year that I could start looking?
There is of course Nicola Talbot's probsoln package which is on CTAN
Other than that and as far as I know, there are several handmade
"LaTeX systems" to create exams, etc but I don't recall there ever
being a thread about this.
One of these is by a Frenchman, Alain Matthes, who was/is on this
list. As I remember it, it is a rather polished one.
But I don't know anything about it. The reason I didn't use it back
then was because the style of questions was not what I needed.
I am pretty sure someone else also mentioned making exams in passing,
less than a year ago, while asking about something latex.
Another one, for what it is worth, is by another Frenchman, myself,
based on probsoln but probably more than a bit idiosyncratic. You can
download it from
and it is described in some detail in
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