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inflector
2010-Oct-19, 04:28 PM
It seems that this forum doesn't support embedded latex. This surprised me as the text versions of the formula are impossible to read by comparison to the normal math versions. Other science forums I frequent have special tags like: [LATEX], [TEX] or [ITEX].

See: http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php/108688-cosmological-time-dilation?p=1805743

[EDIT: This should have been the first post, not the one above: http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php/108688-cosmological-time-dilation ]

for a particularly egregious example of the difficulty caused by the lack of a graphical formula representation.

Are there any plans to support embedded latex and the [LATEX], [TEX] or [ITEX] tags?

I've seen some usage of external latex servers via the [IMG] tag, so that seems to be a common workaround here. Is this an approved method?

If not, what is the current recommended method for writing formulas here?

grapes
2010-Oct-19, 04:59 PM
It seems that this forum doesn't support embedded latex. This surprised me as the text versions of the formula are impossible to read by comparison to the normal math versions. Other science forums I frequent have special tags like: [LATEX], [TEX] or [ITEX].

See: http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php/108688-cosmological-time-dilation?p=1805743That's post #27 of that thread, right? Weirdly enough, I'd say that's not the worst example you could find, even in that thread. :)
I've seen some usage of external latex servers via the [IMG] tag, so that seems to be a common workaround here. Is this an approved method?
Sure.

Here's an old thread about the same question: http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php/92942-Symbols

inflector
2010-Oct-19, 06:17 PM
That's post #27 of that thread, right? Weirdly enough, I'd say that's not the worst example you could find, even in that thread.

Yes, I meant to link to the thread itself.

Thanks for the pointer to the old thread. I did a search on Latex but found way too many references. Didn't think to search for "symbol" in the title.

pzkpfw
2010-Oct-19, 06:22 PM
It's also noted in the frequently asked questions thread: http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php/72891-Frequently-asked-questions

inflector
2010-Oct-19, 06:27 PM
Thanks, pzkpfw, I saw the usage of the external latex servers but somehow didn't find the FAQ. I'm sure I read it earlier as I did read the FAQ when I first joined, I must have forgotten it was there. Thanks for pointing your post there out.