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Tired of needing to come up with synonyms for 'Therefore,' in your mathematical writing? Ponder no longer! This LaTeX package provides a macro to carefully select one of a multitude of choices.

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latex-therefore

Tired of needing to come up with synonyms for 'Therefore,' in your mathematical writing? Ponder no longer! This LaTeX package provides a macro to carefully select one of a multitude of choices.

As an example, please see sqrt_two.pdf.

This project was inspired by the thread at http://www.reddit.com/r/math/comments/1gov71/mathematical_writing_synonyms_for_therefore/ particularly

lucasvb: Someone should collect these into a macro.
    perpetual_motion: We need a command that would just insert one at random.

If you have suggestions for more phrases to include or want to write another example proof, feel free to fork/pull the repo. If you're not on GitHub, feel free to email me your additions at bgschiller@gmail.com.

Usage

Download the file therefore.sty to the directory where your LaTeX file is. In the preamble, put

\usepackage{therefore}

Wherever you would otherwise laboriously choose a synonym for 'Therefore', simply type

\Therefore there are an infinite number of primes

Notice that there is no trailing comma after \Therefore. This is because some of the transitions, such as 'And verily it goes that', do not require commas. If one is needed, it will be part of the expansion.

The macro will expand differently with each compile. The choice of seed used each time is documented in your_file.log. For example,

many lines of output here
...
Random number generator initialized to 379457
...
more lines of output here

If there is a result you particularly like, you can choose it by passing a seed=379457 option to the package:

\usepackage[seed=379457]{therefore}

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