[OS X TeX] Re: Best Equation editor

J. McKenzie Alexander jalex at lse.ac.uk
Thu Mar 16 05:10:36 EST 2006

> What is considered best often depends on what is on hand. I use  
> Mathematica extensively for data analysis and other purposes. So,  
> for me, given I am quite familiar with Mathematica and I have it on  
> hand, the best equation editor is Mathematica.

One thing to note - which is quite nice if you use Keynote - is that  
you can copy a displayed (formatted) equation from a Mathematica cell  
as a PICT, and paste that directly into Keynote.  The PICT graphic  
format is, if I understand correctly, one capable of handling both  
bitmap and vector formats.  And it just so happens that Mathematica  
will copy a vector format of PICT to the clipboard, unless you ask  
specifically for a bitmap.

What this means is that, if you don't mind the Mathematica fonts, you  
can use the Mathematica Front End (or Publicon, that works too) as a  
wysiwyg equation editor for Keynote.  The equations you paste in are  
smooth and can be scaled to any extent.



J. McKenzie Alexander
Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE

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