LaTeX LaTeX handy mobile decoder

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scottdave

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Somebody on the Slack for one of my online classes shared this interesting mobile website where you can draw a mathematical symbol and get the LaTeX equivalent. http://detexify.kirelabs.org/classify.html
 

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Thanks for sharing, but it has been mentioned at PF before:
There's a website called detexify that's sometimes helpful, and I also have used the wikibook on LaTeX a lot.
Why not just start using Detexify? You draw a symbol and it will provide you with its LaTeX code.
Detexify. You can draw symbols and you get latex code from that.

http://detexify.kirelabs.org/classify.html
 

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Thanks for sharing, but it has been mentioned at PF before:
Cool. I did search for the term LaTeX before posting. Of course there were a ton of result hits from that.
 
Very cool, but in a lot of ways the simple symbol filter is much quicker unless of course you don't know what the symbol is called, but what are the odds of that?
 

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Ok. Looking at it, I don't see the point. It appears to search only for a symbol for which the LaTeX name contains the search term. So even if you know what the symbol is mathematically, it doesn't mean that the LaTeX is in anyway similar. And if you do know the name of the symbol, what are you doing on Detexify to start with :smile:
 

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