Just out of curiosity, why did the admins go with Latex over Mathml or something else?

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- May 24th 2010, 04:30 PMsuperdudewhy Latex?
Just out of curiosity, why did the admins go with Latex over Mathml or something else?

- May 24th 2010, 04:45 PMPlato
- May 24th 2010, 09:39 PMundefined
I looked up MathML just now, and I have to say, I would definitely not enjoy working with MathML source code. I can only imagine what continued fractions would look like... (Thinking)

- May 24th 2010, 10:18 PMDrexel28
- May 24th 2010, 11:51 PMBacterius
I concur with you, it actually writes the quadratic formula like this :

Code:`<math>`

<mrow>

<mi>x</mi>

<mo>=</mo>

<mfrac>

<mrow>

<mrow>

<mo>-</mo>

<mi>b</mi>

</mrow>

<mo>±</mo>

<msqrt>

<mrow>

<msup>

<mi>b</mi>

<mn>2</mn>

</msup>

<mo>-</mo>

<mrow>

<mn>4</mn>

<mo>⁢</mo>

<mi>a</mi>

<mo>⁢</mo>

<mi>c</mi>

</mrow>

</mrow>

</msqrt>

</mrow>

<mrow>

<mn>2</mn>

<mo>⁢</mo>

<mi>a</mi>

</mrow>

</mfrac>

</mrow>

</math>

Code:`x = \frac{-b \pm \sqrt{b^4 - 4ac}}{2a}`

Code:`x = (-b +- sqrt(b^2 - 4ac)) / 2a`

Also, check out what the authors said about MathML :

Quote:

While MathML is human-readable, it is anticipated that, in all but the simplest cases, authors will use equation editors, conversion programs, and other specialized software tools to generate MathML. Several early versions of such MathML tools already exist, and a number of others, both freely available software and commercial products, are under development.

- May 25th 2010, 04:24 AMSwlabr
- May 25th 2010, 11:14 PMsuperdude
I thought about it because MathML is backed by W3C.