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[http://mnemosyne-proj.org Mnemosyne] is an open-source, cross-platform flashcard program that uses a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaced_repetition spaced repetition] algorithm for maximizing learning efficiency.
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[http://mnemosyne-proj.org Mnemosyne] is an open-source, cross-platform flashcard program that  
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uses a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaced_repetition spaced repetition] algorithm for maximizing learning efficiency.
  
 
It is inspired by the proprietary [http://www.supermemo.com SuperMemo] and comparable to [[Anki]], but with a stronger focus on a minimalist, distraction-free UI and simple but flexible work-flow.
 
It is inspired by the proprietary [http://www.supermemo.com SuperMemo] and comparable to [[Anki]], but with a stronger focus on a minimalist, distraction-free UI and simple but flexible work-flow.
  
Mnemosyne is written in Python 2 and uses the [[Qt]] toolkit. Currently there are two branches available:
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Mnemosyne is written in Python 2 and uses the [[Qt]] toolkit.
* Mnemosyne '''1.x''' ''(2003 - 2010)'': Stable legacy release; uses Qt 3
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* Mnemosyne '''2.x''' ''(since 2008)'': Currently in beta phase (but already usable for end-users); uses Qt 4
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==Installation==
 
==Installation==
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Unofficial Mnemosyne packages are available in the [[Arch User Repository]]:
 
Unofficial Mnemosyne packages are available in the [[Arch User Repository]]:
* '''1.x''' (stable): {{AUR|mnemosyne}}
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* {{AUR|mnemosyne}} (latest stable version)
* '''2.x''' (beta): {{AUR|mnemosyne-bzr}} (installs the latest development revision from trunk)
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* {{AUR|mnemosyne-bzr}} (latest development snapshot from trunk)
  
 
===Manual Installation===
 
===Manual Installation===
  
Instructions for manually building from source can be found on the official Mnemosyne website:
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For manual compilation and installation, you can get a tarball from the [http://www.mnemosyne-proj.org/download-mnemosyne.php official download page] and follow the instructions in the accompanying README file.
* '''1.x''' (stable): http://mnemosyne-proj.org/help/installation.php
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* '''2.x''' (beta): http://mnemosyne-proj.org/hacking.php
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===Configuring===
 
===Configuring===
  
Most of the options in Mnemosyne are available directly in the user interface. A few infrequently-used options are accessible through a config file located at {{ic|~/.mnemosyne/config.py}} ('''1.x''') or {{ic|~/.config/mnemosyne/config.py}} ('''2.x''').
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Most of the options in Mnemosyne are available directly in the user interface. A few infrequently-used options are accessible through a config file located at {{ic|~/.config/mnemosyne/config.py}}.
  
 
=====Size of mathematical formulae=====
 
=====Size of mathematical formulae=====
  
If you would like to decrease the rendering resolution of mathematical formulae (default 200 dpi, which is rather large on most screens) to better fit with normal text, open the file {{ic|~/.mnemosyne/latex/dvipng}} ('''1.x''') or {{ic|~/.config/mnemosyne/config.py}} ('''2.x''') and decrease the number following the -D option in the line that looks like:
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If you would like to decrease the rendering resolution of mathematical formulae (default 200 dpi, which is rather large on most screens) to better fit with normal text, open the file {{ic|~/.config/mnemosyne/config.py}} and decrease the number following the -D option in the line that looks like:
  dvipng -D 200 -T tight tmp.dvi
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  dvipng = "dvipng -D 200 -T tight tmp.dvi"
  
 
==Other Resources==
 
==Other Resources==
  
 
The Mnemosyne website offers:
 
The Mnemosyne website offers:
* User-contributed [http://www.mnemosyne-proj.org/taxonomy/term/13 plugins]
 
* User-contributed sets of cards
 
 
* Official [http://mnemosyne-proj.org/help/index.php documentation]
 
* Official [http://mnemosyne-proj.org/help/index.php documentation]
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* User-contributed [http://mnemosyne-proj.org/old/taxonomy/term/10 plugins]
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* User-contributed sets of cards
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
  
 
* [[Anki]] - another open-source flashcard program using spaced repetition
 
* [[Anki]] - another open-source flashcard program using spaced repetition

Revision as of 18:49, 11 August 2013

Mnemosyne is an open-source, cross-platform flashcard program that uses a spaced repetition algorithm for maximizing learning efficiency.

It is inspired by the proprietary SuperMemo and comparable to Anki, but with a stronger focus on a minimalist, distraction-free UI and simple but flexible work-flow.

Mnemosyne is written in Python 2 and uses the Qt toolkit.

Installation

Installing from AUR

Unofficial Mnemosyne packages are available in the Arch User Repository:

Manual Installation

For manual compilation and installation, you can get a tarball from the official download page and follow the instructions in the accompanying README file.

Configuring

Most of the options in Mnemosyne are available directly in the user interface. A few infrequently-used options are accessible through a config file located at ~/.config/mnemosyne/config.py.

Size of mathematical formulae

If you would like to decrease the rendering resolution of mathematical formulae (default 200 dpi, which is rather large on most screens) to better fit with normal text, open the file ~/.config/mnemosyne/config.py and decrease the number following the -D option in the line that looks like:

dvipng = "dvipng -D 200 -T tight tmp.dvi"

Other Resources

The Mnemosyne website offers:

See Also

  • Anki - another open-source flashcard program using spaced repetition