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Old 02-28-2009, 12:33 PM   #1
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Smile Mathematical Word Processor / Editor


I am a LINUX Fedora User. I am also a part-time, amateur mathematician.
I need a LINUX-compatible Word Processor / Editor that supports Mathematical Symbols, for a paper I am writing, particularly:

o subscripts
o super-scripts
o summation symbol
o product symbol
o PI

and, if possible,

o Greek Alphabet

If you can identify such an Editor and tell me how I can obtain it, I would
be most grateful.
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Hi, almost every modern word processor has formulae editing capabilities and insert symbol features (read Openoffice and proprietary suites) For serious papers I'd recommend using the LaTex markup language. To use it, you can either use an editor designed for it such as LyX, or use any normal text editor and then "compile" LaTex documents into PDF...

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Old 02-28-2009, 12:49 PM   #3
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Well, I think any serious word-processor has such features. For sure openoffice writer has it (Insert -> Object -> Formula), then there's also WYSIWYM editors, which I would recommend more for truly scientific / mathematical papers such as lyx and texmacs, but it's a matter of taste ... you might not like them.

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for openoffice there is also an extension for math-stuff which is a set of makros that make it easier to use formulas. See
Latex however produces the best quality output.
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And I'll second/third/fourth =} the call for LaTeX, with or w/o LyX.



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