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#1 Cap'n Refsmmat

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:00 AM

Today I've upgraded the mathematics support on the SFN Blogs. We now use MathJax to display nicely-typeset equations directly in the browser, rather than generating fuzzy images which didn't always match with your blog themes. The MathJax output should look much, much nicer, and fits in with the surrounding text much better.

Your previous equations should already work perfectly with MathJax. In future posts, you can take advantage of new features, like using the LaTeX syntax for display equations:

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

to get display-size nicely-typeset equations. For mathematics within a paragraph, you can still use the $latex x^2$ syntax you're used to, or LaTeX-style \( x^2 \) syntax.

Let me know if you encounter any problems.

(Incidentally, these changes will soon be making their way to SFN!)
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#2 mississippichem

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 02:08 AM

Gotta love beautiful LaTeX. Never gets old.
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#3 ydoaPs

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:22 PM

(Incidentally, these changes will soon be making their way to SFN!)


When?
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#4 Cap'n Refsmmat

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:58 PM

I may be forced to go this route soon, just to make the LaTeX BBCode function at all. Apparently IPS is phasing out BBCode in favor of a pure WYSIWYG system.


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#5 Klaynos

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Posted 1 January 2013 - 07:19 PM

I may be forced to go this route soon, just to make the LaTeX BBCode function at all. Apparently IPS is phasing out BBCode in favor of a pure WYSIWYG system.


Seems foolish given th proliferation of mobile devices.
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