MATHSCOPE Part I: A Proposal for a Mathematical Manipulation-Display System

Unknown author (1963-11-01)

Mathscope: A compiler for two-dimensional mathematical picture syntax. Mathscope is a proposed program for displaying publication-quality mathematical expressions given symbolic (list-structure) representations of the expressions. The goal is to produce 'portraits' of expressions that are sufficiently close to conventional typographic conventions that mathematicians will be able to work with without much effort -- so that they do not have to learn much in the way of a new language, so far as the representation of mathematical formulae is concerned