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<img src="http://www.forkosh.dreamhost.com/mimetex.cgi?\int_{-\infty }^{\infty }e^{-x^{2}}\;dx=\sqrt{\pi }"/>
```

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# LaTeX - based equations in gamedev.net forums

Started by grhodes_at_work, Feb 23 2010 11:55 AM

5 replies to this topic

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#1
Moderators - Reputation: **1361**

Posted 23 February 2010 - 11:55 AM

Folks,
There is a sticky thread in another forum that shows how you can embed fancy LaTeX-based equations in your forum posts. That functionality seems really beneficial to the math & physics forum so I'm linking to the other thread here. Here is a link to that thread:
LaTeX - math equations support?
There is another service available that can also do this. Here is an example using the other service:
And the HTML code to put in your post for that example is:
(Personally I find the image generated by the service mentioned in the other thread to be a bit prettier.]

Graham Rhodes Moderator, Math & Physics forum @ gamedev.net

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#5
Senior Moderators - Reputation: **11116**

Posted 18 January 2012 - 02:59 PM

Lucky, since the new forum breaks support for non-standard image file names, which means that we can't use *any* 3rd-party embedding service (including all the old latex posts).

Tristam MacDonald - Software Engineer @Amazon - [swiftcoding]

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#6
Members - Reputation: **143**

Posted 27 January 2015 - 11:55 AM

I came here looking for a way for embedding formulas in the posts. Gamedev now supports Mathjax, so Latex formulas can be easily embedded by enclosing them in double dollar signs ($$).

So writing this in the post:

$$\sqrt{(F{_{x}})^{2}+(F{_{y}})^{2}}$$

Results in this:

$$\sqrt{(F{_{x}})^{2}+(F{_{y}})^{2}}$$

Which is plain html (no img).

Edy / @VehiclePhysics