Bug Is there a problem with the latex?

1. Apr 20, 2009

Matterwave

A lot of threads I've been looking at doesn't display the Latex code. It just says: Latex code: blahblahblah. All underlined. What's wrong?

2. Apr 21, 2009

Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
We have a notice up at the top of the page.

3. Apr 21, 2009

Matterwave

Ah, shows me for not reading notices. :P

Thanks.

4. Apr 22, 2009

Sparky_

I no longer see the announcement but I can't post Latex code and have it look correct.

I've even tried to cut and paste older Latex lines that look fine but the new "preview" do not look correct.

As far as you know - is Latex working now? is the problem on me?

5. Apr 22, 2009

Greg Bernhardt

latex is still down, sorry

6. Apr 22, 2009

Sparky_

no problem

Thanks

7. Apr 23, 2009

caseyjay

Is Latex still down? I can't seem to produce right Latex despite I thought what I typed was compliant to Latex code.

8. Apr 23, 2009

Hootenanny

Staff Emeritus
Yes, unfortunately, LaTeX is still down. We are aware of the problem and hopefully chroot will be able to resolve it soon.

9. Apr 23, 2009

CompuChip

lol @ people keeping asking if LaTeX is still down.

If you type something correct between tex-tags and it doesn't show, it's still down. If it does show, it's up again :)

10. Apr 23, 2009

tiny-tim

where are we?

I thought the bronx was up, and the battery was down.

11. Apr 24, 2009

snoopies622

12. Apr 24, 2009

tiny-tim

need to re-type?

Hi snoopies622!

I'm fairly sure you'll need to re-type it …

I think the server looks for a thingy created at the time of posting, and of course it won't be able to find one.

Alternatively, edit now, using extra symbols and the X2 and X2 tags.

13. Apr 24, 2009

snoopies622

Re: need to re-type?

I'm sorry; I'm not sure what this means. Not using LaTeX? Can one make a decent looking fraction without it?

14. Apr 24, 2009

Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
Re: need to re-type?

Decent enough, yes. I just go for plain and simple, like: 1/2
But what tiny tim means is: 1/2

15. Apr 24, 2009

tiny-tim

how vulgar!

Hi Moonbear!
You call it a plain and simple fraction …

some people call it vulgar!!
Honestly, I never thought of that!

That's quite neat!

16. Apr 24, 2009

Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
Re: how vulgar!

Well, I never thought of it until I read your post here. :rofl: We'll call it a collaborative effort, then!

17. Apr 25, 2009

CompuChip

Re: how vulgar!

Patent pending... ?

18. Apr 25, 2009

snoopies622

Thanks all, but I think I'll just wait for the LaTeX to return. I hope the problem is fixed soon.

19. Apr 27, 2009

chroot

Staff Emeritus
Testing...

$E=mc^2$

20. Apr 27, 2009

chroot

Staff Emeritus
$\LaTeX$ is back up. I'm still not a fan of the font, though, so I'm going to try tweaking a few more things.

- Warren

21. Apr 27, 2009

Kurdt

Staff Emeritus
Thanks chroot!

22. Apr 30, 2009

CompuChip

$$\mathrm{Y^A{}_Y}, \text{ it } = \cup p \text{ again!}$$

23. May 10, 2009

nyrychvantel

Must we use LateX? Can't we switch to other language such as Wikipedia's one?
Well i notice some restrictions in LateX,
firstly, the mathematics symbols are sometimes too small and may cause confusion,

such as this, $$\mathop {\lim }\limits_{x \to \infty } \sum\limits_{x = 1}^N {\left( {{a_1}{b_{n + 1}}} \right)\frac{{{\partial ^2}}}{{\sqrt {\frac{{n!}}{{r!\left( {n - r} \right)!}}} }}}$$

Is that x-1 or x=1 ?

secondly, LateX doesn't know how to position itself in a suitable manner.
from the above example, the sentence "such as this" should position at the same line as lim x->$$\infty$$ , instead of above it. Another example $${x^2}\frac{\partial }{x}$$
In wikipedia, all equations are automatically adjusted to fit into the middle of the sentence for better viewing experience.

Sorry, these are just my random grumble....

ok i feel better now after my grumble.

24. May 11, 2009

CompuChip

AFAIK, Wikipedia is using LaTeX.
In your first expression, it is x = 1. From the context it makes sense, if you have any doubt just click on it and check it.
Even inline, you can write lim x -> $\infty$ and $x^2 \frac{\partial}{\partial x}$ very well if you just use itex tags instead of tex.

That said, if it takes a lot of server resources and - agreed - doesn't always look great, I am noticing that many sites, such as http://planetmath.org/encyclopedia/PropertiesOfRiemannStieltjesIntegral.html [Broken] which seems to work rather nicely except for some messages at the top when not all recommended fonts are installed.

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25. May 11, 2009

fluppocinonys

Since PF is one of the most renowned science forums in the web currently, I thought the standard required would be higher.

I hardly use LateX now unless necessary.
Even if I have to use mathematical language to better illustrate my question, I normally use MathType® and save it as .GIF, then upload it to tinypic.com
Such as this,

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