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### 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*.