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Use LaTeX for Mathematics
Authored by: Jamin on Feb 21, '11 09:41:53AM
An even handier solution than the full-blown LaTeX solution is to use LaTeXiT (standard in the mactex package mentioned above) an awesome little app that lets you not bother with all the details like the LaTeX headers and \begin{document} and all that, but instead just type in an equation and then typeset, and it gives you a beautiful little pdf (or jpeg or tiff or a variety of other formats) that has been cropped right down to your equation. This is how I put every equation and nearly every greek character into my slides.

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Use LaTeX for Mathematics
Authored by: smosit on Feb 22, '11 07:25:03AM

agreed. i just started using LaTeXiT a month or so ago for doing my calculus homework.. it's great! no set of keyboard shortcuts is going to create the kind of complex equations that i have to type up. here's link to a wikibooks page:

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Mathematics

it's very helpful for learning the necessary syntax.



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