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MathJax

Ever longed for a simple way to type a mathematical expression in HTML just to realize there is no proper way for doing that? There is: MathJax (Thanks to JavaScript). All you have to do is to insert the following sniplet into the head of your html file.

<script type="text/javascript"
src="http://cdn.mathjax.org/mathjax/latest/MathJax.js?config=TeX-AMS-MML_HTMLorMML">
</script>


Here's an example of the Lorenz attractor (taken from the MathJax Demo page): \begin{align} \dot{x} &= \sigma(y-x) \\ \dot{y} &= \rho x - y - xz \\ \dot{z} &= -\beta z + xy \end{align}

The source:

\begin{align}
\dot{x} &= \sigma(y-x) \\
\dot{y} &= \rho x - y - xz \\
\dot{z} &= -\beta z + xy
\end{align}


You probably have to escape the two backslash characters \\ (the newline command). Works also for inline expressions like this $$e^{\imath \pi} + 1 = 0$$.

 Tags: tools, latex 2012/10/18