future of mpl documentation

I didn't notice since Safari 3.1.1 renders it as:

   sin(xn2)

   <integral>-<inf><inf>ei<phi>1+x2ei<phi>1+x2

where <char> is the write symbol, but all symbols are the same size and no spacing
or other layout.

It looks okay in Firefox 2.0.0.14 (though it did complain about missing the mathml
fonts).

IE 7 displays the xml tree.

  - Paul

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On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 06:12:15PM -0400, Darren Dale wrote:

http://dale.chess.cornell.edu/~darren/temp/XPaXS/reflectivity.xml#matrix-method

There is a "show source" link on the left that shows the original ReST wource
for the current page, here is the math markup:

:math:`sin(x_n^2)`

.. math::

   \int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\frac{e^{i\phi}}{1+x^2\frac{e^{i\phi}}{1+x^2}}

The latex file also renders the equations nicely.

I don't mind using latex for math where is really helps but I think we
should try to keep it to a minimum, since it appears mathml in the
browsers is poorly supported. I also want to keep the docstrings as
human readable as possible. I know that in some cases latex *adds* to
the human readability, but in other cases it detracts, so we want to
balance the elegance of the final pdflatex generated PDF output with
the reality that many will be seeing the docs either in plain text or
improperly rendered HTML. If it can be done easily enough with ascii
math art, we should prefer that.

JDH

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On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 6:08 PM, Paul Kienzle <pkienzle@...537...> wrote:

It looks okay in Firefox 2.0.0.14 (though it did complain about missing the mathml
fonts).

IE 7 displays the xml tree.

John Hunter wrote:

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On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 6:08 PM, Paul Kienzle <pkienzle@...537...> wrote:

It looks okay in Firefox 2.0.0.14 (though it did complain about missing the mathml
fonts).

IE 7 displays the xml tree.

I don't mind using latex for math where is really helps but I think we
should try to keep it to a minimum, since it appears mathml in the
browsers is poorly supported.

jsMath!

   http://www.math.union.edu/~dpvc/jsmath/

It's unfortunate that whenever "LaTeX math on the web" gets brought up, MathML is what everyone thinks of.

I guess someone has to write the docutils code for it, though.

--
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

this has *your* name written all over it

JDH

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On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 9:21 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@...149...> wrote:

jsMath!

  http://www.math.union.edu/~dpvc/jsmath/

It's unfortunate that whenever "LaTeX math on the web" gets brought up, MathML
is what everyone thinks of.

I guess someone has to write the docutils code for it, though.