[SciPy-dev] FYI: math in wikis

Robert Kern rkern at ucsd.edu
Tue Nov 23 00:46:16 CST 2004


Alan G Isaac wrote:
>>>###########################################################
>>>FYI, the LyX wiki now lets you write math (and other LaTeX expressions)
>>>using a plugin called
>>>       http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/MimeTeX
>>>Simply put, writing {$x=y$} on a wiki page results in that equation being
>>>rendered as an image. So it's now possible to get rather complicated
>>>expressions displayed on the wiki.
> 
> 
> What is the advantage of this over ASCIIMathML?
> http://www1.chapman.edu/~jipsen/asciimath.html 

One of the benefits of mimeTeX and the LatexWiki product that Joe 
mentioned is that it renders to an image and not MathML. MathML has less 
browser support than images. In particular, *my* browser, Firefox on the 
Mac, does not support MathML.  :-)

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