### 1 Introduction

#### 1.1 What is the goal of the **ToricVarieties** package?

**ToricVarieties** provides data structures to handle toric varieties by their commutative algebra structure and by their combinatorics. For combinatorics, it uses the **Convex** package. Its goal is to provide a suitable framework to work with toric varieties. All combinatorial structures mentioned in this manual are the ones from **Convex**.