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December 15th, 2006, 04:59 PM   #1
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LaTex

Get that LaTex up and runnin'. Now.
 
 
December 15th, 2006, 05:22 PM   #2
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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
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December 15th, 2006, 06:10 PM   #3
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No, it's not rude. It's called teasing.
 
December 15th, 2006, 06:14 PM   #4
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I still encourage you to read that post, if you haven't done so.
Well, any ideas? :P
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December 16th, 2006, 03:08 AM   #5
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If it's just teasing, then you ought to use an emoticon so that everyone knows what you mean.
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February 13th, 2008, 05:02 AM   #6
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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.
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can sum1 tel me what is Latex?
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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]
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March 14th, 2008, 06:55 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
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