# Re: Moving out Mac

• From: Nifty Hat Mitch <mitch48 sbcglobal net>
• To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list redhat com>
• Subject: Re: Moving out Mac
• Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 16:50:25 -0700

On Sat, Oct 16, 2004 at 06:24:37PM -0400, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> On Sat, 16 Oct 2004, Patrick McSwiggen wrote:
> > On Oct 15, 2004, at 8:48 PM, Roy W. Erickson wrote:
> > > What I want to do when I get home....
> > > -------------------
> > > I want to publish my math notes to the web and eventually through a
> > > publisher. So I need math formula capable s/w to help me do that. I'm
> > > still not satisfied with the basic stuff I see in OOffice.
> >
> > If you want to publish math (that doesn't look like cr** the way
> > anything produced by M\$ products does) you need to use TeX. If you are
> > not familiar with it, TeX is a markup language like HTML. E.g., the
> > fraction n/2 would be \frac{n}{2}. Unfortunately, I don't know of any
> > friendly interfaces on the Mac or linux. Scientific Word for windows
>
> Check out Kile and Lyx for GUI frontends for LaTeX.

There is the obvious put "math on the web".

http://www.ams.org/mathweb/
http://www.ams.org/tex/

And the less obvious issue of rendering math on the web.

http://lfw.org/math/

"The aim is to help the scientific community communicate their ideas
easily, and this implementation shows that it's possible even
without any support from browser software. You can insert
mathematical expressions directly into your HTML and have them
displayed like the image here, which is an example of the output
from the prototype renderer."

There is more... but the above will keep your fingers busy.

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