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Old 02-12-2006, 11:22 PM
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Default An Introduction to MimeTex

For those who wish to format math questions on the web using super and subscripting, try using the Tex tags. Tom has been kind enough to import MimeTeX to this site. One thing I cannot yet do with it is make those clever angle brackets for terms certain.

You may see some good samples of how this works at the
MimeTex Site , which is a public domain site and I don't believe I am hotlinking.

Here's a basic intro. superscripts

x^2
ex:

Greek Letters
\mu
ex:

Subscripts are done by _. You can put both into a sum or integral. \sum is for summation and \int is for integration. Put special functions like sine, cos and log with backslashes before their name to typeset them correctly.
\infty is infinity
ex:

ex: if

More examples can be found on the website, where you can click on an expression and see the tags that generate it.

Grouping can be done with curly braces.

ex:

I hope this brief introduction, combined with the link, will make posting math questions on the web a little bit clearer and easier.
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Thanks, nd, that's all what I needed to know. Mostly for AO purposes but I'm sure I'll put the rest to use.
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You can also read about LaTeX here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaTeX if you follow all (or most) links at the bottom, you should have a much better idea as to how to use it. A lot of math faculty uses LaTeX or something similar to write all their papers / class notes. Some universities even have classes on how to use it.
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A lot of math faculty uses LaTeX or something similar to write all their papers / class notes.
i was under the impression it was the standard. that is more than "a lot". it's pretty fun to use, and works really really well.
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i was under the impression it was the standard. that is more than "a lot". it's pretty fun to use, and works really really well.
LOL you're responding to a post almost a year old?
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which is odd. for the life of me I can't imagine how I found it. I usually just use the new posts search and go through them.

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Was this thread not stickied before?
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Some more examples...


Certain annuity-due:

\ddot{a}_{\overline{n}|} =

Complete life expectancy:
\overset{\circ}e_x =

Temporary life expectancy:
\overset{\circ}e_{x:\overline{n}|} =
Continuous term insurance:
\bar{A}_{\overset{1}x:\overline{n}|} =
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When I first saw the title for this thread, I thought it said "An Introduction to Mime Tax". Thought it was going to be hilarious. That is all.
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hokay, this is what I have been looking for! Thanks!
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