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Old 06-08-2004, 01:23 AM   #1
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Software to make equations/formulae


Is there any software in which I can make math and scientific equations easily. I want the usual superscript, subscript, arrows, and symbols of Calculus, Greel letters and the rest of the works

I tried KFormula, but it takes a long time to make formulae using it.

Any ideas?
 
Old 06-08-2004, 02:49 AM   #2
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Tex/Latex is the greatest of all math typsetters. Its packages are found in the t/ directory of Slackware. Learning how to use it properly might take you some time, but you will find the effort worth your while if you do a lot of this kind of typesetting.
 
Old 06-08-2004, 11:09 AM   #3
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Is it already there with slackware? I cant find it anywhere (I had done a full install of slack). Also, whats the t/ directory that u have mentioned?
 
Old 06-08-2004, 11:20 AM   #4
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open a terminal and type tex, latex, or lambda (there's more I think) for latex.
 
Old 06-08-2004, 11:26 AM   #5
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Thanks, I have it running. Now I just have to figure out how to use it.
 
Old 06-08-2004, 11:34 AM   #6
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I meant, it's in the "t" package series, disk set, or whatever it's called. You don't have to worry about it since you did a full install. I think the main package is called tetex -- check out the documentation in /usr/doc/tetex-<version>. There's also tons of stuff availabe online. You can probably find a quick-start tutorial if you google for it. Does anyone know a good one?
 
Old 06-08-2004, 11:37 AM   #7
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There's also a WYSIWYG front-end called Lyx. I tried it and didn't like it, as I prefer to type in the code myself (at least, back in the days I was using it), but you can give it a try.
 
  


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