# A question about math and equation support

This software seems to use a wiki like interface. Is there any support for the entering of equations? I'm trying to use this as a digital lab notebook of sorts and I'd like to be able to have this functionality.

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- Last query:
- 2011-09-21

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- 2011-09-21

Jendrik Seipp (jendrikseipp) said : | #1 |

You can enter latex equations with the '' and ''' markup (2 and 3

single-quotes). 2 single quotes for a one-line formula and 3 single

quotes for a paragraph:

''$a^2$''

'''

$$\sum_{i=1}^{n} i = \frac{n \cdot (n+1)}{2}$$

$$a^2 + b^2 = c^2$$

'''

The formula will however only be rendered in the latex export, not in

the preview or html or pdf export.

Would it be possible to implement the mediawiki functionality (see below) so these could be rendered in the RedNotebook Preview?

http://

Thanks,

M

On Sep 21, 2011, at 09:20 AM, Jendrik Seipp <email address hidden> wrote:

> Your question #171904 on RedNotebook changed:

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> Status: Open => Answered

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> Jendrik Seipp proposed the following answer:

> You can enter latex equations with the '' and ''' markup (2 and 3

> single-quotes). 2 single quotes for a one-line formula and 3 single

> quotes for a paragraph:

>

> ''$a^2$''

>

> '''

> $$\sum_{i=1}^{n} i = \frac{n \cdot (n+1)}{2}$$

> $$a^2 + b^2 = c^2$$

> '''

>

> The formula will however only be rendered in the latex export, not in

> the preview or html or pdf export.

>

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Jendrik Seipp (jendrikseipp) said : | #3 |

The mediawiki math functionality is mediawiki specific and requires an

additional program that converts the formula into an image. Probably in

some future RedNotebook version it will be possible to enter and preview

latex formulas directly. For now you can use latex formulas for latex

exports or MathML for html exports. MathML is only rendered correctly in

firefox at the moment though. Here is an example (untested):

'''

<math xmlns="http://

<mrow>

<mo>+</mo>

<mo>=</mo>

</mrow>

</math>

'''

If you enter this (with the single quotes) in RedNotebook and export it

to html then open it in firefox you should see a² + b² = c².

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