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Need help finding software

  1. Jun 14, 2005 #1
    Where can I get a software which could display mathematical and physical expressions? I need it. Thanks.
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  3. Jun 14, 2005 #2

    James R

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    What do you mean by "display"?

    Your web browser can display mathematical expressions.

    Are you looking for a word-processing kind of application so you can WRITE formulae?

    If so, MS Word includes an equation editor (not very good, but it works). If you're serious, LaTeX is a good option. Alternatively, can buy various packages which do that kind of thing.
  4. Jun 14, 2005 #3


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    If it's the other "display" can start for example from the one below ... if you got something specific people can flood you with recommendations.

    http://www.csc.fi/math_topics/Software.html [Broken]
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  5. Jun 14, 2005 #4
    ehh, something that can let me type out these expressions and print it.
  6. Jun 14, 2005 #5


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    "Ranking" IMO :

    1) LaTeX http://www.latex-project.org/ (I'm using MikTex with TeXnicCenter since last week or so)
    2) MathType http://www.dessci.com/en/products/mathtype/
    3) Word's etc. default eq. editor

    .... depends quite a bit on what you need .... heavy duty stuff and 'best' print out 1), want the 'best' integrable to word 2) ... need to do a few here and there can do e.g. with the word default editor.
  7. Jun 14, 2005 #6
    Thanks for your reply. Ill give it a try!
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