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Saturday 19 November 2005 at 6:57 pm | In Articles | 2 Comments

I can’t resist repeating a quote from Trevor Hawkes’ Blogging Mathematics

    We are number -e^{i\pi}

sometimes seen on mathematics students’ T-shirts.

Warwick blogs (who host Blogging Mathematics) have recently added \LaTeX using MimeTeX to their blogs so that students and staff can blog about mathematics.

Warwick was one of the first universities to offer blogs to their staff and students and, since they have such a strong mathematics tradition (and it’s my alma mater – hi Trevor :)), it’s nice to see a maths facility.

If you want to add mimeTeX support to your blog then LatexRender (used by this blog) has an option to do so (WordPress can use the plugin at Using LaTeX in WordPress). It is better to have the full \LaTeX support that LatexRender also offers but that may not be possible for many bloggers, as it requires \LaTeX, ImageMagick and Ghostscript on the server.

Another way is to install these programs on your own computer, generate the images, then upload to the server. LatexRender for Windows is a new program to help Windows users to do this.


Wednesday 9 November 2005 at 10:51 pm | In Articles | 4 Comments

Posters to forums often have signatures that are amusing and/or witty (though some are just plain daft). Few though are mathematical, but this one posted on Art Of Problem Solving’s Forum made me smile:

    The number you have dialled is imaginary. Please rotate your phone by 90 degrees and try again.

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