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June 16th, 2016, 08:04 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Jun 2016 From: india Posts: 2 Thanks: 0  Any software to convert math expressions to simple text format
I am looking for a software to convert mathematical expressions from a neat math like representation to a simple text representation. Example: . 2 .. 2 x + y  should be converted to (x^2 + y^2) / 2*x 2x Please ignore the dots here. It is x squared + y squared divided by 2x. Is there any software to do this conversion for all types of math expressions including integrals and derivatives etc.? thanks. Last edited by musigma; June 16th, 2016 at 08:07 AM. 
June 16th, 2016, 10:34 AM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: May 2016 From: USA Posts: 632 Thanks: 257 
You mean like $\dfrac{x^2 + y^2}{2x}.$ One such piece of software is LaTeX, which is supported on this site. But that is not plain text. So I am not sure whether I am even addressing your question. 
June 16th, 2016, 01:34 PM  #3 
Math Team Joined: Jan 2015 From: Alabama Posts: 2,486 Thanks: 628 
I think musigma is asking for software that would accept, or read in some way, "$\displaystyle \frac{x^2+ y^2}{2x}$" and output "(x^2+ y^2)/2x". I can't imagine there would be any use for software that would go in that direction.

June 16th, 2016, 08:15 PM  #4 
Newbie Joined: Jun 2016 From: india Posts: 2 Thanks: 0 
@Country Boy: The form of input expression that both of you have mentioned is correct. That is the requirement. I exactly do not know how my program can read such neatly formatted expressions. I have it in PDF, Word documents and HTML files. Should I convert Word, PDF documents or HTML files to some other format before I can read these expressions in them.? Thanks. Last edited by musigma; June 16th, 2016 at 08:32 PM. 

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