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LaTeX Where did the sandbox go?

  1. Apr 12, 2016 #1
    I would like to practice with LaTex and the link to the sandbox is no good. Point me in the right direction?
     
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  3. Apr 12, 2016 #2

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    What link are you talking about?
     
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    Hmm . . . I wanted to try overleaf, but the free plan doesn't give you that much :(
     
  7. Apr 12, 2016 #6

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    Huh?? I've written many assignments and research papers using overleaf. I never paid a single thing.
     
  8. Apr 12, 2016 #7

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    Well, I’ve created a lot of free accounts that only gave 1GB of data and I used it all up in less than a month.
    I suppose documents are different from image files, though.
     
  9. Apr 12, 2016 #8

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    Yeah sure, if you're planning to use overleaf to save images or to make a LaTeX document that's basically an image book, then you'll use it up fairly quickly. Right now, I have 20 LaTeX documents on my overleaf account. Many of which have about 10 images. I'm not even close to filling up 1/3 of the 1GB requirement.

    On my computer, I also have an entire probability course with about 400 (low-quality) images and 2000 pages. Its size is 25MB. So trust me, 1GB is a lot of space in this context.
     
  10. Apr 12, 2016 #9

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    Yeah, okay. Guess I'll give overleaf a go then!

    (400 low-quality images?? That's nothing! :smile:)
     
  11. Apr 12, 2016 #10

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    I'm not sure what kind of text you are going to write with more than 400 images.....
     
  12. Apr 12, 2016 #11

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    Ah, you misunderstood. The previous accounts I made had nothing to do with LaTeX. I have no intention of adding images to LaTeX documents, either. I was just talking about images in my PC in general--I’m constantly creating new ones it slowing down my computer greatly.
     
  13. Apr 12, 2016 #12
    Another possibility is http://www.sharelatex.com
    Lately I've encountered their documentation when doing searches for issues. (Along side stackexchange ofcourse)
    I used it as well and it's quite handy. Although I do use offline editing for big documents, dual screens don't work with sharelatex as far as I can see.
     
  14. Apr 13, 2016 #13
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    If you wish to practice writing LaTeX or test some code, a sandbox is available http://www.physicsforums.com/mathjax/test/preview.html [Broken]. Please do not create threads just to practice LaTeX

    This one.
     
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    Sorry this has been offline for a bit.
     
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    Oh! Well, I didn't even know that something on PF like that existed o_O
     
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    If you want to practice LaTeX on PF, just start a post and click the "Preview..." button to see what it looks like. All the work is done on your computer via Javascript, so PF's servers don't take a performance hit for it. (at least that's my understanding of it) Just don't hit the "Post Reply" button if you don't actually want to post it!
     
  18. Apr 14, 2016 #17
    Thanks JT.
     
  19. Apr 14, 2016 #18

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    Quarky, I'm puzzled. In what way do images slow your computer down? I have well over 200,000 images on my computer, many of them full sized right out of the camera, and it has no effect on the speed of my computer, which is why I'm wondering what's happening with your computer.
     
  20. Apr 14, 2016 #19

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    Well, my images are huge (sometimes twice as large as photos from a camera) and most of them are in really high resolution. Besides that, the original images’ file extensions support layers so I can edit them (which takes up more space) and then I have copies of each and every file in a more common file extension like .jpg or .png. If there is something I’m doing wrong, I’d really like to know.

    But I guess I can’t blame my slow PC entirely on images. Maybe I’ve got too many programs and downloads, too?

    It takes a long time for things to load properly.
     
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  21. Apr 14, 2016 #20

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    There is nothing about what you describe that should slow your computer down in any way OTHER than that if you are a loading a large multiple-layer image into an image manipulation program then it will take longer than loading a simple non-layered smaller image. In other words, the number and size of all the JPG or PNG files on your computer have nothing to do with general CPU or I/O speed except when loading/storing a specific image.

    EDIT: to add one thing, my statement above has at least one exception and that is that if you are running Windows and have indexing turned on then the more files you have, the more it is true that the automatic indexing process slows your computer down, but this is a truly trivial amount --- I mention it only to remain technically correct.
     
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