Fog Creek Software
Discussion Board




Writing Mathematical Questions

What is the best method for writing mathematical formulas and equations to a web-site?

I was wondering if Visio supports mathematical symbols (like summation) and I can creat an image file?

Tasha M
Friday, August 15, 2003

MathML might be what you're looking for if simple sub and sup html tags don't work for you.

http://www.mathmlcentral.com/

I've never used it, so I don't know what kind of browser support it has.

Chris

Chris
Saturday, August 16, 2003

Go here:

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/

and try whatever they do... they have thousands of equations.  I'm pretty sure it's PostScript rendered as JPG or GIF.

Andy
Saturday, August 16, 2003

Waterloo Maple will output marginally-OK HTML.

Probably best to go with LaTex and then convert to PDF - it's what most people do.

timmy
Saturday, August 16, 2003

Http://www.mathtype.com

A pro version of the eq editor that comes with MS Office.

harvey Motulsky
Saturday, August 16, 2003

If you have Word you can use the Equation Editor (Insert->Object->Microsoft Equation). When done, copy/paste the object to a painting program (e.g. Paint) and save as a GIF/PNG/JPG. The results are not always optimal but might be "good enough".

Just me (Sir to you)
Saturday, August 16, 2003

I just tried using the Eq Editor in MS Word XP and sure enough, I was able to Save As an HTML document (instead of running it through the paint program) and it looked pretty darn good.

m
Saturday, August 16, 2003

I haven't tried them myself, but I've heard you can use a combination of Fuzz and Latex for this kind of thing.

http://web.comlab.ox.ac.uk/oucl/software/fuzz.html

Hope that helps.

Fernanda Stickpot
Monday, August 18, 2003

*  Recent Topics

*  Fog Creek Home