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KDHofAvalon 01-16-2009 01:03 PM

What is the best software for graphically representing equations?
 
I need software that will display equations as they are normally written, preferably with a GTK interface. It also needs to display more than one equation at once, and be able to print them.

pljvaldez 01-16-2009 01:17 PM

A guy at work uses a firefox extension - firemath.

I think there's one in OpenOffice.org (or go-oo.org).

Besides that, I think LaTeX (pronounced lay-tech) was developed with publishing Mathmatics in mind.

jailbait 01-16-2009 01:18 PM

You might take a look at Open Office Math:

http://www.openoffice.org/product/math.html

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KDHofAvalon 01-17-2009 12:17 AM

The only one that seems to do what I need is LaTeX, but I don't really have time to learn it at the moment. Thanks anyway.

linest 01-17-2009 01:20 AM

Maple?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by KDHofAvalon (Post 3411631)
The only one that seems to do what I need is LaTeX, but I don't really have time to learn it at the moment. Thanks anyway.

Maple is nice. Commercial, but nice.

http://www.maplesoft.com/

makyo 01-17-2009 07:16 AM

Hi.

When I think of mathematics and the best, I think of Mathematica:
Quote:

While many typesetting systems support the basic characters and layout of mathematics, Mathematica is unique in maintaining a true semantic representation. Coupled with many original algorithms, this gives Mathematica the ability to robustly typeset arbitrarily large formulas in real time, continuously linebreaking them in a semantically appropriate way. It also gives Mathematica the ability to convert between different notations and different display, presentation and input formats.

-- excerpt from http://www.wolfram.com/products/math...pesetting.html
cheers, makyo


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