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August 16, 2011 8:16 PM   Subscribe

iTex2Img converts LaTeX equations into images online.
posted by Upton O'Good (13 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite

 
excellent, thanks
posted by Confess, Fletch at 8:35 PM on August 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


http://www.codecogs.com/components/equationeditor/equationeditor.php

http://thornahawk.unitedti.org/equationeditor/equationeditor.php
posted by cupcake1337 at 8:41 PM on August 16, 2011


iTex2Img is cool. Could have used that on a project a while ago.


FYI - Sorry, we can't find "thornahawk.unitedti.org". Please check the spelling of the web address.

First link was fine though.
posted by lampshade at 8:55 PM on August 16, 2011


I showed that to a cow-orker just now, and he showed me this tool where you draw the symbol and it gives you the Tex.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 9:27 PM on August 16, 2011 [13 favorites]


I used things like this and LaTeX2html for years, and wasn't ever quite satisfied. Then I discovered that the world of web browsers has finally caught up, and now I think mathjax.org is the very best thing since sliced bread. Seriously, if you want/need to put math on the web you should check it out.
posted by freebird at 9:42 PM on August 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Prompted by this, I tried to look for a LaTeX to ASCII converter. First I found the following link, which doesn't do what I want, but could be useful to someone else. It takes mathematical formulas as plain text and renders them on webpages. Link: ASCIIMathML

The I discovered a tool to render equations from LaTeX-like markup into ASCII art, which was what I was after. This is something I've occasionally wanted to have, and it's nice to know one exists in case I ever need one again. Link: asciiTeX

(Note that these are something I've newly discovered. They seem good, but I have not tried to use them yet.)
posted by tykky at 2:12 AM on August 17, 2011 [3 favorites]


Google also has an api as part of their chart API which will render TeX equations:

http://code.google.com/apis/chart/infographics/docs/formulas.html
posted by kothar at 2:57 AM on August 17, 2011


...I think mathjax.org is the very best thing since sliced bread.

I was using that as a WP plugin for a while but it had some problem I can't remember. I should go back.

...this tool where you draw the symbol and it gives you the Tex.

That is awesome and awesomely useful, but....it can't find π. I've drawn it twice and it keeps finding Π. ...no wait, it got it on the third one. I had to draw it super-curvy.
posted by DU at 4:31 AM on August 17, 2011


This is real neat, as is i_am_joe's_spleen's link above. Thanks.
posted by middleclasstool at 5:29 AM on August 17, 2011


I used this page at ScienceSoft to learn LaTeX.
posted by Quonab at 8:17 AM on August 17, 2011


You guys rock. Anyone have any tips for learning sweave?
posted by stratastar at 1:26 PM on August 17, 2011


I'd recommend MathJax myself.

Btw, I've personally had the best luck doing file conversion by first using TeX4ht to produce an html/xhtml file, but you must usually repair that html file using perl scripts, xslt, etc., rewrite its css file, and some manual corrections.
posted by jeffburdges at 1:44 PM on August 17, 2011


I use the codecogs one a lot since that's the only one I've found that's quick and easy and spits out PDF.
posted by cRamsay at 11:04 PM on August 17, 2011


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