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December 4th, 2006, 12:46 PM   #1
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Latex?

Is there any way to use Latex in this forum? It would greatly mitigate the problems of showing an equation, which we are currently doing by using calculator notation and improvised conglomerations of symbols and words. It would help if we had a way to express ideas in mathematical notation.
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December 4th, 2006, 03:30 PM   #2
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True. Currently my Web Host does not allow to run cgi scripts on the server (only python) and I do not have shell access. Therefore, unless I translate my Latex tool into python (which I would be unable to do, since I do not know this language), I cannot install it on the server. However, once the forums are a little more populated, I will switch to another Web Host and will turn Latex on.

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December 4th, 2006, 05:55 PM   #3
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At the rate things are going, it looks like it's filling up at a good rate! ( It's nice to have a place where you can discuss problems. )
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December 4th, 2006, 09:33 PM   #4
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I'd also like to see LaTeX, especially if you could get a version that looks good like on PhysicsForums. Some LaTeX-ing programs have fairly ugly output.
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December 5th, 2006, 05:38 AM   #5
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We ought to have a pole, where users could say either:

1) Know how to use latex and want to have it.
2) Know how to use Latex and don't want it.
3) Don't know how to use latex, but want it.
4) Don't know how to use latex, and don't want it.
5) I haven't a clue what you're talking about.

Then we could get a feel for who uses it and who doesn't, and who thinks it would be helpful to have sometime in the future.
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December 5th, 2006, 05:43 AM   #6
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Well, my guess is that it would be much better with Latex enabled, no doubt. Besides, if someone doesn't like Latex, he or she wouldn't use it. I am for now waiting for a while before I change my Web Host ... if someone has a way to install Latex without cgi scripts and shell access, I am willing to try though ...
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December 6th, 2006, 09:41 AM   #7
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Yeah, Latex is great. It would increase in the posting of nicely typed problems and also their solutions.

You can get some ideas on here if you like:

http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Forum/

They have a LaTeX section and are quite nice.
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December 7th, 2006, 12:24 PM   #8
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However, once the forums are a little more populated, I will switch to another Web Host and will turn Latex on.

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In the meanwhile we could use smilies for math symbols.

Something like this: and this
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December 7th, 2006, 12:36 PM   #9
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Great idea! How do we go about doing that?
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December 8th, 2006, 02:33 PM   #10
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Take a look at this dutch forum: www.wetenschapsforum.nl
Copy some their smilies and upload them to this forum.
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