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Mathematical symbols

  1. Sep 21, 2014 #1
    In the previous version of PF, there was some sort of list from which one can select mathematical symbols (for the LaTex layman). However, I can't seem to find this option in PF 4.0.
    Can someone please tell me where it got moved to (if not deleted)?
    This feature was extremely helpful and convenient for me.
     
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  3. Sep 21, 2014 #2
    Why not just start using Detexify? You draw a symbol and it will provide you with its LaTeX code.
     
  4. Sep 21, 2014 #3
    It's still not as convenient as having a drop-down list with a lot more symbols than you would need. I hope the admins look into the matter as soon as possible.
     
  5. Sep 21, 2014 #4

    Borek

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    Be sure we want these tools back as well. There are plenty of small things that need to be done, this is one of them. I am not saying we will copy identical approach, but having these symbols handy was always important.

    In the meantime - treat this situation as an opportunity to learn LaTeX, it is not that difficult ;)
     
  6. Sep 21, 2014 #5
    The popup latex symbol selector that we had before won't return. It was a custom plugin for that software that can't be ported over.
     
  7. Sep 21, 2014 #6
    Among the other changes that I have noticed is the absence of a link in my profile which takes me to the list of threads I have started since joining PF. I would be very grateful if you could help me out with this matter.
     
  8. Sep 21, 2014 #7
    I don't know whether that option is gone, or if it's perhaps moved somewhere I haven't looked in.
     
  9. Sep 21, 2014 #8

    Bandersnatch

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    Go to My PF->Your content
     
  10. Sep 21, 2014 #9
    I can only find the threads I started after the launch of PF 4.0.
     
  11. Sep 21, 2014 #10

    Bandersnatch

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    Hmm, it shows quite a lot more for me. Did you try clicking "find older posts" at the bottom of the listed posts?
     
  12. Sep 21, 2014 #11

    Fredrik

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    The most useful link of that sort is under "forums"-->" watched threads". Then click on "there may be more to view". This isn't just the threads you've started. For me it's every thread I've posted in, and not chosen to stop watching, but it depends on your settings.

    A list of all the threads you've started can be found with an advanced search. It's a bit more complicated than having a quick link for it of course, but how often do you want to see all the threads you've started? I don't think I've done that once in the past five years.
     
  13. Sep 21, 2014 #12
    The watched threads link is what I was looking for, thank you! :)
     
  14. Sep 29, 2014 #13

    jack action

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    This is a much needed feature. It is a readily available cheat sheet for quick reference that is needed.

    It is not because someone doesn't know latex, it's just that we don't necessarily write latex code all day long and have everything in memory.

    This should be a great start to create your own add-on.
     
  15. Sep 29, 2014 #14

    Fredrik

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    I don't think that it would be worth the effort to write a plugin.

    If you click the LATEX PREVIEW button below the editor, you will see a link that says "LaTeX Guide" in the lower right corner. That link will take you to a page that contains all the codes you need and an explanation of how to use them at Physics Forums.
     
  16. Sep 29, 2014 #15

    jack action

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    That is not a cheat sheet, it is a book on how to use Latex. You have to search way too much to find the frequently used symbols list and when you find it, there is no symbol, only a written definition. The only useful thing for a cheat sheet is a link hidden behind the word here at the end of that list which link to http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Wiki/index.php/LaTeX:Symbols [Broken]. I would prefer the LaTeX Guide link to go there directly.
     
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  17. Oct 14, 2014 #16
    Math symbols are back Click the sigma button in the editor. @Chestermiller
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2014
  18. Oct 14, 2014 #17

    TumblingDice

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    √ σκ
     
  19. Oct 14, 2014 #18

    jtbell

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    γρεατ! :D
     
  20. Oct 14, 2014 #19

    Mark44

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    ⊕1!
     
  21. Oct 14, 2014 #20

    Borek

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    Thanks.
     
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