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 December 15th, 2006, 05:59 PM #1 Guest   Joined: Posts: n/a Thanks: LaTex Get that LaTex up and runnin'. Now.
 December 15th, 2006, 06:22 PM #2 Senior Member   Joined: Nov 2006 From: I'm a figment of my own imagination :? Posts: 848 Thanks: 0 I'm sorry, I just think that was a little rude. Do you want to take control of the forum and figure it out yourself? I think you would find that it's not quite as easy as that. Have you read "New Topic Suggestions"? http://www.mymathforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=1
 December 15th, 2006, 07:10 PM #3 Guest   Joined: Posts: n/a Thanks: No, it's not rude. It's called teasing.
 December 15th, 2006, 07:14 PM #4 Senior Member   Joined: Nov 2006 From: I'm a figment of my own imagination :? Posts: 848 Thanks: 0 I still encourage you to read that post, if you haven't done so. Well, any ideas? :P
 December 16th, 2006, 04:08 AM #5 Senior Member   Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 1,111 Thanks: 0 If it's just teasing, then you ought to use an emoticon so that everyone knows what you mean.
 February 13th, 2008, 06:02 AM #6 Senior Member   Joined: Dec 2007 Posts: 687 Thanks: 47 Hello, What about the LaTex on the website? Any news? I think the major problem is the host, right? Will cost much change the host? LaTex is almost a "must have" to discuss math.
 March 14th, 2008, 01:35 AM #7 Newbie   Joined: Mar 2008 Posts: 6 Thanks: 0 can sum1 tel me what is Latex?
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 Originally Posted by hobilla Can someone tell me what LaTeX is?[color=blue]*[/color]
LaTeX is a typesetting engine. Lamport designed it on the base of Knuth's TeX, which is a programming language used for typesetting and such. LaTeX still retains all of the TeX functionality, but it's not really used for anything but making text look good.

The purpose of LaTeX is rendering formulas, which usually look very bad in type.

A short equation is written inline, like if you wanted to mention that the form of a quadratic equation is $ax^2+bx+c$. Longer ones are done in the equation environment:
$x = \frac{-b \pm \sqrt{b^2 - 4ac}} {2a}$

Some math forums have a form of almost-LaTeX built in, using tags like [math], [tex], [itex], or the like. This one doesn't, at least not now.

[color=blue]*Wistful corrections incorporated.[/color]

March 14th, 2008, 07:55 AM   #9
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 Originally Posted by hobilla Can someone tell me, what is LaTeX?[color=red]*[/color]
Don't let Wistful™ correct you, use Punctu-Correct® instead!

Hmm... I think someone should write a macro fro making smileys in latex
Code:
\smileyclass[blush][red]{yellowcircle}
\begin{smiley}
\line{45}{5} & \blank & \line{135}{5}
\triangle[l-r-t] & \triangle[r-l-t] \\
\hline[c]{5}
\end{smiley}
Code:
coryknapp@pythagoras ~/>latex blush.tex
...{etc}

output written to blush.dvi
log written to blush.log
coryknapp@pythagoras ~/> open -a smileyview smiley.dvi

 June 9th, 2008, 02:52 AM #10 Senior Member   Joined: May 2007 Posts: 402 Thanks: 0 Re: LaTex $Woo\,-\,hoo!\,It\,is\,working!!$

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