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February 14, 2009

WordPress LaTeX

Filed under: social — Hailin @ 9:02 am

Mathematicians use WordPress quite a bit for publishing math research and notes.  In fact today I just helped to fix some LaTeX issues on Terence Tao (陶哲軒)  math blog.  I’ve always regarded math as the highest, purest form of human intelligence.  Tao is one of the most famous young mathematicians in the world today, so when Matt asked me to help him, I was more than pleased and worked late into Friday night to fix those issues.

Note: LaTeX support is available on WordPress.com blogs.

On your self-hosted WordPress blog, you need to install LaTeX plugin.

18 Comments »

  1. Yes. The code is the second above that displays correctly as shown, the only inconvenience being A, B, C, a, b, c are displayed instead of A, B, C, a, b, c.

    It seems to me that to solve fully this situation the picture environment would have to be recognized and handled here.

    Comment by Américo Tavares — February 28, 2009 @ 1:17 am

  2. Dear Hailin,

    At last I managed to “simulate” the picture environment. Following your advise I replaced the letters, e.g. $A$ by \textit{A}.

    This code

    $\setlength{\unitlength}{0.8cm}\begin{picture}(6,5)\thicklines\put(1,0.5){\line(2,1){3}}\put(4,2){\line(-2,1){2}}\put(2,3){\line(-2,-5){1}}\put(0.7,0.3){\textit{A}}\put(4.05,1.9){\textit{B}}\put(1.7,2.95){\textit{C}}\put(3.1,2.5){\textit{a}}\put(1.3,1.7){\textit{b}}\put(2.5,1.05){\textit{c}}\end{picture}$

    displays as

    \setlength{\unitlength}{0.8cm}\begin{picture}(6,5)\thicklines\put(1,0.5){\line(2,1){3}}\put(4,2){\line(-2,1){2}}\put(2,3){\line(-2,-5){1}}\put(0.7,0.3){\textit{A}}\put(4.05,1.9){\textit{B}}\put(1.7,2.95){\textit{C}}\put(3.1,2.5){\textit{a}}\put(1.3,1.7){\textit{b}}\put(2.5,1.05){\textit{c}}\end{picture}

    Anyhow I still think that in order to use the LaTex picture environment without modifications it would have to be supported by WordPress.

    Comment by Américo Tavares — March 1, 2009 @ 1:13 am

  3. Good evening Hailin,

    Is there any chance that we could have TikZ/pgf available on WordPress so we could easily create diagrams and images?

    Comment by phdmath — February 23, 2010 @ 10:49 pm

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    Comment by Vendissurne — April 23, 2010 @ 2:45 pm

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