From: David Tweed <david.tweed_AT_gmail.com>

Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 10:01:19 +0100

Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 10:01:19 +0100

On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 12:56 PM, QUINTIN

Guillaume<coincoin169g_AT_gmail.com> wrote:

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*> Do you guys know a (working) typesetting system other than latex ?
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*> And a good soft to make presentations ?
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A key point is: do you need to typeset complicated mathematical

expressions? I'm not aware of anything that has such good built-in

support for automatically typesetting complicated mathematical

expressions and fonts containing the symbols as the TeX family. (Using

MathML is, I gather, capable of giving the same results but more

complicated.) Any wysiwyg thing based on selecting and fine-tuning

character and operator positions with the mouse WILL drive you crazy

when you decide to change notation in a large part of your document

for consistency reasons. Most powerpoint presentations that involve

math tend to use programs that create graphic images of equations

rendered by TeX code; never seen many OpenOffice presentations to know

if they do the same thing. So if you're writing mathematics you'll

probably have TeX/LaTeX installed anyway, so the question is whether

you want to add an additional typesetting system that you'll use for

other typesetting or not.

Of course, if you have no need to do mathematical expressions the

above consideration doesn't apply.

-- cheers, dave tweed__________________________ computer vision reasearcher: david.tweed_AT_gmail.com "while having code so boring anyone can maintain it, use Python." -- attempted insult seen on slashdotReceived on Thu Sep 03 2009 - 09:01:19 UTC

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