[seqfan] Re: MathJax
Neil Sloane
njasloane at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 21:41:04 CEST 2014
That would not be so good, because when you are searching the database you
want plain text, not latex. Plain text is primary.
Latex, math jax, mathML, ..., are secondary
On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 3:28 PM, Charles Greathouse <
charles.greathouse at case.edu> wrote:
> > One big problem, though, is the fact that the database is so dynamic,
> with a sequence possibly having multiple edits on a given day, so the wiki
> a-pages might be nearly impossible to maintain with any real accuracy.
>
> Yes -- keeping two versions in sync is a losing proposition. Two entirely
> separate versions would no doubt drift apart -- and take more work to
> maintain.
>
> The furthest I'd want to go would be something like
>
> %F a(n) = (n + log n)/(log log n) + O(sqrt(n)).
> %Ftex a(n) = \frac{n + \log n}{\log\log n} + O(\sqrt n).
>
> where everything is kept together, but that still has the possibility for
> drift. Another possibility (ignoring the massive conversion issues for a
> moment) would be to keep TeX lines only and have an automatic conversion to
> plain text. This is quite successful for simple formulas but I'm not sure
> how well complex formulas are handled.
>
> Charles Greathouse
> Analyst/Programmer
> Case Western Reserve University
>
>
> On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 2:31 PM, L. Edson Jeffery <lejeffery2 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > >We've often talked about this subject in the past.
> > >But the problems seem impossible to solve.
> >
> >
> >
> > If the overhead would not be too high, then there is one possible
> > "solution," if you want to call it that. The system could generate a page
> > on OEIS wiki corresponding to each sequence in the database, for example
> > like oeis.org/wiki/A000041. Interested contributors could then edit a
> page
> > using a combination of html and tex to create the content contained in
> the
> > different %-sections of a sequence while carefully typesetting the
> formulas
> > or equations wherever they appear, as can be done with any OEIS wiki page
> > currently. Users should use each author's original notation whenever
> > possible.
> >
> > A disclaimer by oeis.org regarding accuracy of the content would likely
> be
> > necessary, since errors might be frequent, users might disagree about
> > notation, there could be many inconsistencies as is already the case with
> > notation in the sequence database, etc.; and OEIS editors would not be
> able
> > to monitor page content at all. One big problem, though, is the fact that
> > the database is so dynamic, with a sequence possibly having multiple
> edits
> > on a given day, so the wiki a-pages might be nearly impossible to
> maintain
> > with any real accuracy.
> >
> > Ed Jeffery
> >
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