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**Tangram****Member**- Registered: 2014-07-25
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Not sure what the forum uses for rendering math expressions, but I've just discovered Asciimath. There's a short tutorial where you can try it out here:

http://www.wjagray.co.uk/maths/ASCIIMathTutorial.html

Although not as comprehensive as Latex, it's VERY easy to use. No need to remember any complex syntax, just enclose the math between backticks (`) and use the simple and intuitive syntax. E.g.

The solution to

`ax^2+bx+c=0`

is

`x = (-b+-sqrt(b^2-4ac))/(2a)`

asciimath is supported by Mathjax (https://www.mathjax.org/). Just add the following in the HEAD section of the html file:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://cdn.mathjax.org/mathjax/latest/MathJax.js?config=AM_HTMLorMML-full"></script>

That's it!

What gets us into trouble isn't what we don't know; it's what we know for sure that just ain't so! - Mark Twain

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Or, try codecogs. http://latex.codecogs.com/eqneditor/editor.php

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**Tangram****Member**- Registered: 2014-07-25
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Hi bobbym,

Yes, codecogs is good, but I was thinking of asciimath as a possible forum feature to make it easier for members to enter math expressions ( rather than Latex ). But I suppose if Latex or mathml is already in place there wouldn't be much point.

What gets us into trouble isn't what we don't know; it's what we know for sure that just ain't so! - Mark Twain

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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I like mathjax too.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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