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Section 5.15 Building Output in CoCalc

CoCalc 1  has all the tools you need to author with PreTeXt. You will need an upgrade from a subscription to allow Internet connectivity, but at a minimum a colleague with a paid plan can spare you one, they are plentiful and meant to be shared.

  • Text editor: reasonably good, partially XML syntax-aware. It is also now possible to start a virtual VS Code session and use their powerful text editing capabilities.

  • git: installed (so you can clone/pull PreTeXt).

  • jing: installed, so you can do RELAX-NG validation.

  • : installed with many additional packages.

  • Python: installed, necessary for pretext script.

  • pretext: the CLI should be installed by default, although the version might lag. Assuming you have a paid subscription, you should be able to upgrade with pip install --upgrade pretext

  • PDF viewer: handed off to your browser.

  • HTML viewer: get a context menu on the cloud icon in the file view, and open in a new tab or new window.

  • pretext view web will allow you to view output through a python server.