Poetry and Maths

marca@ncsa.uiuc.edu (Marc Andreessen)
Date: Tue, 25 May 93 08:55:55 -0500
From: marca@ncsa.uiuc.edu (Marc Andreessen)
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Subject: Poetry and Maths
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"Peter Lister, Cranfield Computer Centre" writes:
> This brought me on to mathematical expressions. There is real
> requirement for these in technical documents, and at the moment all I
> can do is include a bitmapped image screen dump in a document, or link
> a dvi document containing a compiled TeX expression and hope that the
> browsing end has xdvi. Not good when the TeX source is circa twenty
> bytes. What's the general opinion?

The general opinion, I think, is that TeX's syntax should be used.
That equates to a LOT of work.  Anyone feeling particularly wealthy


Marc Andreessen
Software Development Group
National Center for Supercomputing Applications