Has anyone played with this?

http://www.xm1math.net/phpmathpublisher/index.html

I used their online demo, and it seems to work fairly well, w/o requiring too much from the user.

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This would be a fantastic addition into Moodle if we could make it much easier for the user to input. I can see this being easier to use than TeX or algebra. I also like the PHP only need an no PERL.

Someone go crazy and CVS this as I still don not have the ability to first do no harm on my Moodle server yet.

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Very, very interesting... I am doing some work right now on Filters in general and the Tex filter in particular. I will have a play over the next few days and see if it looks useful...

Watch this space

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Superficially - the syntax looks more or less the same as LaTex - or a maths subset anyway. I think that there is every chance it could replace mimetex. I guess the need for the 'real' LaTeX renderer will remain as this has a more specialist use.

Watch this space

EDIT:

Superficially - the syntax looks more or less the same as LaTex - or a maths subset anyway. I think that there is every chance it could replace mimetex. I guess the need for the 'real' LaTeX renderer will remain as this has a more specialist use.

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Whether there is an advancement in this direction?

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Since this product requries of stydy of some notation it is not much better, than studiing Tex or Algebra notation or any other notation.

TeX is worldwide accepted standart. There is a lot of programms that help generation TeX formulas. Algebra filter is quite simple. As for me - it's much simplier to learn TeX notation once and use it everywhere. For the same reason i cannot use Openoffice Math - it doesn't support LaTeX notation.

If you are interesting in simpliet inserting of equations - you shoul try HTML editor that is used in moodle 2.0 - it supports much simplier editing with graphical interface

TeX is worldwide accepted standart. There is a lot of programms that help generation TeX formulas. Algebra filter is quite simple. As for me - it's much simplier to learn TeX notation once and use it everywhere. For the same reason i cannot use Openoffice Math - it doesn't support LaTeX notation.

If you are interesting in simpliet inserting of equations - you shoul try HTML editor that is used in moodle 2.0 - it supports much simplier editing with graphical interface

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i cannot use Openoffice Math - it doesn't support LaTeX notation.

Although it has gotten better about maintaining MathML.... I have opined on the OOo forums that the OOo equation editor should behave more like dragmath so that the results produced are selectable by the user and that it should allow users to create etxt expressions in multiple formats and display them properly via MathML.....

While LaTex may be a widely accepted standard, it can be difficult for students (hence for example asciimathml) and is not monolithic either.....

If we want math usage on the web to increase it seems to me that we need tools that make the process transparent and simple.... one issue I had with PHPMathPublisher is that it stores a separate image of every equation created..... this could get messy if used by students..... but I think the more important issue is that we have to get away from the static image and rely on MathML.

Quite a number of people have been pushing for inclusion of dragmath and asciimathml in Moodle 2. Mauno has developed some demonstration packages implementing a dizzying number of options. Please check the track for these and vote.

Although it has gotten better about maintaining MathML.... I have opined on the OOo forums that the OOo equation editor should behave more like dragmath so that the results produced are selectable by the user and that it should allow users to create etxt expressions in multiple formats and display them properly via MathML.....

While LaTex may be a widely accepted standard, it can be difficult for students (hence for example asciimathml) and is not monolithic either.....

If we want math usage on the web to increase it seems to me that we need tools that make the process transparent and simple.... one issue I had with PHPMathPublisher is that it stores a separate image of every equation created..... this could get messy if used by students..... but I think the more important issue is that we have to get away from the static image and rely on MathML.

Quite a number of people have been pushing for inclusion of dragmath and asciimathml in Moodle 2. Mauno has developed some demonstration packages implementing a dizzying number of options. Please check the track for these and vote.