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RE: st: RE: OT: your favorite math equations editor


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: OT: your favorite math equations editor
Date   Thu, 18 Mar 2004 11:38:06 -0000

I'm interested to hear that. I was alluding to MS Word. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of Daniel
> Feenberg
> Sent: 17 March 2004 20:52
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: RE: OT: your favorite math equations editor
> 
> 
> 
> On Wed, 17 Mar 2004, Nick Cox wrote:
> 
> > By "equation editor" you may mean some add-on software designed
> > to compensate for the inadequacies of word processing
> > software in this respect. (To be fair, does any word processor 
> > claim excellence on this criterion?) I can't comment on those, 
> > as I've never used any. However, I know that many people have 
> > struggled with the fact that their word processor uses different 
> > systems for displayed equations and in-text mathematics, so that 
> > even on a simple level it is difficult if not impossible to use
> > identical fonts. That may be folklore; however, 
> > I've never heard of a satisfactory solution to this problem 
> > except not using a word processor to prepare mathematical
> > documents. 
> 
> Word Perfect has had a very nice equation editor since 1989 
> (version 5.1).
> It does use the same fonts/mechanism for inline and displayed 
> equations,
> and it makes editing complex multilevel equations rather 
> simple. You can
> write out the equation in linear format "{a sub b} over {c sup d}" and
> it handles everything. You can edit the linear form, and the displayed
> form changes to match, very much like TeX, but instant.

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