LaTeX for the forums?

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Should the board implement LaTeX markup?

Poll ended at Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:11 pm

Yes.
2
100%
No.
0
No votes
I don't see a need.
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No votes
What is LaTeX?
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Total votes : 2

LaTeX for the forums?

Postby Donovan Ready » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:11 pm

I have it available already, but wanted to check with the members to see if there's any need or use for it here.

If the answer is yes, I have a tutorial page I can link to.

Here's a couple of examples:



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x=\frac{-b\pm\sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a}




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\png
      \definecolor{blueblack}{RGB}{0,0,135}
      \color{blueblack}
      \begin{picture}(4,1.75)
        \thicklines
        \put(2,0.01){\arc{3}{3.53588}{5.8888}}
        \put(.375,.575){\line(1,0){3.25}}
        \put(1.22,1.375){\makebox(0,0){\footnotesize$ds$}}
        \put(.6,.5){\makebox(0,0){\footnotesize$x=0$}}
        \put(3.36,.5){\makebox(0,0){\footnotesize$x=\ell$}}
        \dottedline{.05}(1.0,.575)(1.0,1.10)
        \put(1.0,.5){\makebox(0,0){\footnotesize$x$}}
        \dottedline{.05}(1.5,.575)(1.5,1.40)
        \put(1.5,.5){\makebox(0,0){\footnotesize$x+dx$}}
        \put(1.22,.65){\makebox(0,0){\footnotesize$dx$}}
        \dottedline{.04}(0.6,1.12)(1.25,1.12)
        \put(1.0,1.14){\vector(-1,-1){.45}}
        \put(.58,0.83){\makebox(0,0){\footnotesize$T$}}
        \put(.77,1.05){\makebox(0,0){\scriptsize$\theta(x)$}}
        \put(1.18,1.16){\makebox(0,0){\scriptsize$\theta(x)$}}
        \dottedline{.04}(1.5,1.41)(2.1,1.41)
        \put(1.5,1.44){\vector(4,1){.67}}
        \put(2.22,1.59){\makebox(0,0){\footnotesize$T$}}
        \put(1.95,1.45){\makebox(0,0){\scriptsize$\theta(x+dx)$}}
      \end{picture}
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Re: LaTeX for the forums?

Postby Doug Coulter » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:38 pm

Donovan, for those who don't know what it is, could you put in an example like the one you sent me?
Posting as just me, not as the forum owner. Everything I say is "in my opinion" and YMMV -- which should go for everyone without saying.
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Re: LaTeX for the forums?

Postby Donovan Ready » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:16 pm

I did. The first example above.

Here's the tutorial: LaTeX tutorial.
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Re: LaTeX for the forums?

Postby johnf » Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:56 am

Donovan
Just did a Google
I'm all in favour
But I think this is not what you mean
But Still good on the eyes
https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=LaTex ... ruhnjX3cTM:

And yes ther is some LaTeX in there
:mrgreen:
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Re: LaTeX for the forums?

Postby Doug Coulter » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:19 am

Tee hee. I'll have to ask Tara who is coming for the week if she brought any plastic to unwrap her from.
The pics would start the bits here on fire, so I won't post those.
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Re: LaTeX for the forums?

Postby Donovan Ready » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:12 pm

John, you can actually add pictures of women in latex to LaTeX markup, but as Doug says, it'll make the pixies angry. :lol:
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Re: LaTeX for the forums?

Postby Donovan Ready » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:57 pm

Since so many people are using the tutorial, I went ahead and made it live. Notice the new bbCode button in the posting form.
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Re: LaTeX for the forums?

Postby Doug Coulter » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:03 pm

Cool. It didn't seem to break anything. If I ever catch more OCD I'll use it instead of scanning my crummy hand drawings.
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