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 Re: latexsearch.com: a new resource for mathematical typesetting Rasmus Villemoes <[log in to unmask]> Tue, 8 Feb 2011 11:52:08 -0500 text/plain (42 lines) Juergen Fenn <[log in to unmask]> writes: > Am 08.02.11 09:37 schrieb Juergen Fenn: > >> But unfortunately I did not get any code snippets from there, > > I have to correct this: You get the LaTeX source by simply copy and > pasting the formulae... it's as simple as that, e.g.: [snip; my eyes can't watch this] Oh my FSM. Is that actually supposed to _help_ anybody? I mean, if MeasureTheoryStudent2011 doesn't know how to get the abbreviation for "almost everywhere" included in an equation, and she finds this p^{\rm{i}} \left( {{\mathbf{x}} ( {\text{t}}),{\mathbf{u}} (t), t} \right) = 0,\quad {\text{a}} . {\text{e}}.\quad i = 1, \ldots l wouldn't it be much better if she just wrote "$$f(x) = 0, a.e.$$" in her hand-in, and then had a helpful TA explain one of the right ways of doing it. The above is certainly not one of them. If you post LaTeX code online, and especially if you post "millions of snippets", for others to learn from and be inspired by, I believe you have a certain responsibility that that code is not awful and misguiding. If students are exposed to code of the "quality" and unnecessary complexity on latexsearch.com, it's no wonder they turn elsewhere for typesetting math. Actually (and ideally), code snippets should not be published without being accompanied by a few explanations. Variants such as   f(x) = 0, \quad \text{a.e.}   f(x) = 0 \qquad \textrm{a.e.} could all be correct, depending primarily on a stylistic choice, but an explanation of \quad and \qquad and the (subtle) difference between \text and \textrm would be helpful. -- Rasmus Villemoes