Gilles Castel
Mathematics PhD student at KU Leuven. Interested in mathematics, software development, Vim, Unix, design.
Apr 7, 2022 8 min. read

My Mathematics PhD research workflow

Earlier this year I started a PhD in pure mathematics at KU Leuven in Belgium and in this blog post I discuss my research workflow. I talk about how I take daily notes, both handwritten ones and ones in LaTeX and how I handle references, featuring a way to instantly add clickable references to my notes.

Sept 15, 2019 9 min. read

How I manage my LaTeX lecture notes

Over the past few years, I’ve been developing an efficient way to structure and organize my LaTeX lecture notes. In this blog post, I’ll explain my current solution. I’ve talked about taking notes and drawing figures before, which makes this the third post in a series explaining my note taking setup.

Apr 26, 2019 12 min. read

How I draw figures for my mathematical lecture notes using Inkscape

In my previous blog post, I explained how I take lecture notes using Vim and LaTeX. In this post, I’ll talk about how I draw figures for my notes using Inkscape and about my custom shortcut manager.

Mar 16, 2019 15 min. read

How I'm able to take notes in mathematics lectures using LaTeX and Vim

A while back I answered a question on Quora: Can people actually keep up with note-taking in Mathematics lectures with LaTeX. There, I explained my workflow of taking lecture notes in LaTeX using Vim and how I draw figures in Inkscape. However, a lot has changed since then and I’d like to write a few blog posts explaining my workflow.

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