July 08, 2009Easy Math TypesettingMy brother, who is a math teacher, is switching from Word to OpenOffice / Google Docs and is looking for a free solution for mathematical typesetting. We looked at a bunch of solutions, but then we realized that it is hard to beat the simplicity of a free and supereasy webbased solution: use Wolfram Alpha to produce typeset formulas as GIF files. You can write very natural formula text like r = sqrt(x^2 + y^2) or a = integral(sin(x)^2, 0, 1) and Alpha will automatically produce a beautifully typeset GIF within the results. Voila: Good enough for math homework! Update Feb 2010: now that the Google Chart Server supports TeX typesetting, things are even easier. Try the Math Formula Editor here. Posted by David at July 8, 2009 04:23 PMComments
My brother,thomas sabo who is a math teacher, is switching from Word to OpenOffice / Google Docs and is looking for a free solution for mathematical typesetting. We looked at a bunch of solutions, but then we realized that it is hard to beat the simplicity of a free and supereasy webbased solution Posted by: thomas sabo at October 7, 2010 09:07 PMPost a comment

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