display and manipulate math symbols?
kline at thought.org
Tue Feb 9 23:10:52 UTC 2010
On Tue, Feb 09, 2010 at 10:55:34PM +0100, Polytropon wrote:
> On Tue, 9 Feb 2010 21:04:41 +0100, Ond??ej Majerech <oxyd.oxyd at gmail.com> wrote:
> > As I guess the main reason for wanting to move symbols around visually
> > is so that you don't have to remember tons of TeX sequences, this
> > could be rather helpful.
> There was a tool called LyX; I have to admit that I never
> used it, but maybe it also contains a mouse-driven editing
> mechanism for formulas.
lyx is there, in ports/print/lyx. given all the work it takes to
create what i'm thinking of, it makes sense to do it via the
keyboard. --and even then, you may not get it right for several
tries. i was thinking of simple things like, say, the integral
from 0 to pi dxdy; ormaybe the nth root of x-to-the-yth power.
then i saw how messy thing can get and i understand why no one has
done this before!
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