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Suggestion Graphical Options in Posts

  1. Sep 10, 2011 #1
    I don't know much about latex but I don't see a way to post graphs on posts. I think, given the heavy picture and graph usage in math and science, it'd help communicate some things better.
     
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  3. Sep 10, 2011 #2

    jtbell

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    If you can upload an image (GIF, JPEG, PNG) of the graph to an image-hosting service, you can use the "Insert Image" button when writing a post. Then the image displays as part of the post.

    If you can't or don't want to use an image-hosting service, you can use the "Attach File" option when writing a post. This uploads the file to PF's server, and displays a small thumbnail image at the bottom of the post. To see the full-size image, click on the thumbnail.
     
  4. Sep 12, 2011 #3

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  5. Sep 16, 2011 #4
    Ahh ok, was hoping you guys could imbed Wolfram Alpha or something into posting capabilities, prnt scr is a bit annoying.
     
  6. Sep 16, 2011 #5
    There is an option that has been discussed between staff, but to use it requires users to basically know javascript. Wolfram Alpha is not an option because the API fees start at five figures.
     
  7. Sep 16, 2011 #6

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    I have mentioned this earlier, but is geogebra not an option?? It's very intuitive to use, but it might not be possible to embed it in posts?
     
  8. Sep 16, 2011 #7
    Looks live a Java applet. I'd like to stay away from that.
     
  9. Oct 7, 2011 #8

    rude man

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    When I answer a question the "post quick reply" window comes up, but there is no button for replying with a jpeg or pdf. Copy/paste does not work even with a WORD file copy.
     
  10. Oct 7, 2011 #9
    Correct, quick reply does not offer attachment options. Click the regular "new reply" button for such options.
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2011
  11. Oct 7, 2011 #10

    Borek

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    Or click "Go Advanced" if you started to type your post in the quick reply window.
     
  12. Oct 7, 2011 #11

    rude man

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    Thanks Borek, that sounds good.
     
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