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LaTeX implemented on forums
« on: December 03, 2007, 11:03:09 pm »
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Hi everyone,
 I've implemented LaTeX on these forums. Essentially, LaTeX is a markup language allowing you to format maths equations so they're all nice and stuff, and will help anyone who's posting equations in their post. To use it, simply use the [tex] BBCode in your posts.

Here's some examples:
Code: [tex]\sqrt{x^2+y^2}[/tex]
Output:

Code: [tex]\frac{-b\pm\sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a}[/tex]
Output:

Code: [tex]\int_{-10}^{10} 2x^2 dx[/tex]
Output:


Hope this is helpful for you guys. I'm still looking for some good LaTeX tutorials, there's one at http://www-h.eng.cam.ac.uk/help/tpl/textprocessing/latex_maths+pix/latex_maths+pix.html which seems quite good :)
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Re: LaTeX implemented on forums
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2007, 11:07:04 pm »
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I love AoPS's LATEX reference. It absolutely PWNS EVERYONE ELSES ;)

http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/LaTeX/AoPS_L_GuideSym.php

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Re: LaTeX implemented on forums
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2007, 11:07:59 pm »
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OH YEAH, love goodness ;) GOOD WORK FSN :) WD (Y)
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Re: LaTeX implemented on forums
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2007, 11:10:32 pm »
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Re: LaTeX implemented on forums
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2007, 11:14:14 pm »
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Re: LaTeX implemented on forums
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2007, 08:18:05 am »
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Re: LaTeX implemented on forums
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2007, 10:02:33 am »
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Goooooooooo Daniel! :P

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Re: LaTeX implemented on forums
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2007, 01:56:48 pm »
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To enforce spaces, use \mbox{}

For example:

Code: [Select]
\mbox{Hello world}


Code: [Select]
Hello world

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Re: LaTeX implemented on forums
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2007, 04:15:14 pm »
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Re: LaTeX implemented on forums
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2007, 07:03:29 pm »
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Wow, I just thought of a good use of LaTeX to protect from spam bots.

Instead of the not so pleasant: "username AT domain DOT com", you can avoid spambots and still have your emails look proper to humans:

Code: [Select]
[tex]\mbox{[email protected]}[/tex]

Since LaTeX is printed out as a picture file, spambots cant read it! :) I've now modified my tutoring ad to use this innovation :P

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Re: LaTeX implemented on forums
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2007, 07:04:39 pm »
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They still can, as the image's location contains the email address: http://stuff.daniel15.com/cgi-bin/mathtex.cgi?\mbox{[email protected]}

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Re: LaTeX implemented on forums
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2007, 07:20:30 pm »
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They still can, as the image's location contains the email address: http://stuff.daniel15.com/cgi-bin/mathtex.cgi?\mbox{[email protected]}
Yeah, that's a good point.
IMHO, not posting your email address is the best protection. ;)
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Re: LaTeX implemented on forums
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2007, 07:22:07 pm »
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Some may also have optical-character-recognition spiders, that can simply read the text in the image.

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Re: LaTeX implemented on forums
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2007, 07:24:53 pm »
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Hmm... I'll try to obfuscate it somehow then. I'll try to make my email pretty easy to read for a human, and I'll take my chances that there's no OCR spiders (pls)  >:(

EDIT:
Code: [Select]
[tex]\mbox{coblin}@\mbox{gmail}.\mbox{com}[/tex]

Here's my obfuscation attempt.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2007, 07:27:23 pm by coblin »

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Re: LaTeX implemented on forums
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2007, 09:46:16 am »
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Huh? If bots can't read CAPTCHA images, I think there's little chance they can read latex.

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