How can I type in Mathematic formulas.

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19 Sep, 2016 10:35 PM

Right now I am looking at having to save images of Wolfram Alpha

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by drewmccormack on 20 Sep, 2016 05:36 AM

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    There is no direct support for formula editing. Saving images with Wolfram is not a bad solution.

    One reason we don't offer this is that whatever we put in will never be as good as an app whose focus is formulas, like Wolfram Alpha. So from our perspective, it actually works better to use professional quality equation editing, just as you would want to use professional quality drawing apps for illustrations.

    Something we may add at some point is a simple drawing tool for making images. Is that something you think you would use to write equations, or would hand written equations not be of interest?

    Kind regards,

  2. 2 Posted by boristimp on 05 Oct, 2017 11:21 AM

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    Hmm, that would be cool and I'd prefer text based rendering too instead of images. Furthermore its kind of tortous to use an extra program or service just for that.

    Maybe supporting LATEX formulas would be a viable way to achieve this?

    ```{latex name-of-snippet, options}
        f(n) = n^5 + 4n^2 + 2 |_{n=17}
    Just my 2 cents

  3. drewmccormack closed this discussion on 06 Oct, 2017 06:40 AM.

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