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    trying to write with Tex

    Let's see: The number of my house is [math\] {\frac{1}{\sum\limits_{n = 1}^{\infty}{\frac{1}{n^2)\
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonio View Post
    Let's see: The number of my house is [math\] {\frac{1}{\sum\limits_{n = 1}^{\infty}{\frac{1}{n^2)\
    Well, this sucks...
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    Hello, tonio!

    Well, of course it doesn't work . . .


    Let's see: The number of my house is [math\] {\frac{1}{\sum\limits_{n = 1}^{\infty}{\frac{1}{n^2)\

    You must start with [tex] . . . and close with [/tex]

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonio View Post
    Let's see: The number of my house is [math\] {\frac{1}{\sum\limits_{n = 1}^{\infty}{\frac{1}{n^2)\
    Quote Originally Posted by Soroban View Post
    You must start with [tex] . . . and close with [/tex]
    Also, the TeX compiler is very fussy about insisting that opening and closing brackets should match up. In the expression {\frac{1}{\sum\limits_{n = 1}^{\infty}{\frac{1}{n^2)\ there are 8 opening braces and only four closing ones. If you correct this imbalance then you should find that the input [tex]\frac{1}{\sum\limits_{n = 1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{n^2}}[/tex] will produce \frac{1}{\sum\limits_{n = 1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{n^2}}.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opalg View Post
    Also, the TeX compiler is very fussy about insisting that opening and closing brackets should match up. In the expression {\frac{1}{\sum\limits_{n = 1}^{\infty}{\frac{1}{n^2)\ there are 8 opening braces and only four closing ones. If you correct this imbalance then you should find that the input [tex]\frac{1}{\sum\limits_{n = 1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{n^2}}[/tex] will produce \frac{1}{\sum\limits_{n = 1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{n^2}}.

    Thank you both very much for the input. I'm beginning to realize that writing in LaTex sucks big time! You've got to have hawk eyes to keep track of all those darn round, square, curly parentheses, the slashes and the whole thing...it's awful!
    Do you guys happen to know whether there's some program to write
    mathematics more or less like html or ASCII and the program then compiles it or translates into Tex?
    Thanx

    Tonio
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    writing TeX

    Hi Tonio,

    you could try LyX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonio View Post
    Thank you both very much for the input. I'm beginning to realize that writing in LaTex sucks big time! You've got to have hawk eyes to keep track of all those darn round, square, curly parentheses, the slashes and the whole thing...it's awful!
    Do you guys happen to know whether there's some program to write
    mathematics more or less like html or ASCII and the program then compiles it or translates into Tex?
    Thanx

    Tonio
    TeX/LaTeX is compiled from ASCII, since ASCII has such a restricted character set and is difficult to represent multiple line input is why LaTeX appears so difficult to you.

    But it takes only a few hours (using the tutorial and other resources) to become sufficiently proficient to use it on MHF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opalg View Post
    Also, the TeX compiler is very fussy about insisting that opening and closing brackets should match up. In the expression {\frac{1}{\sum\limits_{n = 1}^{\infty}{\frac{1}{n^2)\ there are 8 opening braces and only four closing ones. If you correct this imbalance then you should find that the input [tex]\frac{1}{\sum\limits_{n = 1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{n^2}}[/tex] will produce \frac{1}{\sum\limits_{n = 1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{n^2}}.

    In fact my house's exterior number is

    4\,\Gamma \! \left(\frac{1}{2}\right)^{\!\!4}\left(\sum\limits_  {n=1}^\infty\frac{1}{n^2}\right)^{\!\!-1} , and

    my apartment's number is -2e^{\pi i}\sum\limits_{n=0}^\infty\left(\frac{1}{2}\right)  ^{\!\!n}

    Tonio
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