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#1 2015-08-09 20:26:57

Tangram
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Registered: 2014-07-25
Posts: 12

Asciimath

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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#2 2015-08-09 20:56:34

bobbym
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From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 109,606

Re: Asciimath


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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#3 2015-08-09 23:06:49

Tangram
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Registered: 2014-07-25
Posts: 12

Re: Asciimath

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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#4 2015-08-10 14:19:57

bobbym
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From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 109,606

Re: Asciimath

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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