[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.
Cheers,
Jas
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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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