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shadowfiend
 3 years ago
Hidden secrets of the equation editor…
shadowfiend
 3 years ago
Hidden secrets of the equation editor…

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shadowfiend
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.10I'm currently converting our equation editor to CoffeeScript ( http://coffeescript.org/ ), which is reminding me of some of the features that are built into it. Shortcuts  Some of the advanced users probably type LaTeX directly into the reply box, but the equation editor actually provides some small aides even if you are proficient in LaTeX. In particular, for most macros, it removes the requirement of using the \. It also shortens the requirements for integrals with limits and provides some shortcuts for the symbols for Real, Natural, Integer, and Rational sets. So next time you pull up the equation editor, try typing this: int_0^3 2x^2 dx ~~~~ forall x in Real Hope you're pleasantly surprised :) Select and Go  Also notably, you can at any point select any text you've already typed and hit the equation button to see it in the equation editor. This will also convert anything like the above into real LaTeX. Question Marks and Tab  When you're in the actual equation editor and you click a menu item for a command that takes parameters, say \(\prod\), those parameters have ? set as placeholders. The first placeholder will always be selected, but you can also use the tab and shifttab keys to move between the question marks until you delete them.

Hero
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That would explain how people such as @myininaya and @jim_thompson5910 would post much faster than me.

myininaya
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Interesting. Am I not suppose to get the notification that @hero mentioned me?

myininaya
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Also when I go to notifications, it doesn't show he mentioned me.

myininaya
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Oh and cool @shadowfiend lol

Hero
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh, that's what you meant. I was scratching my head for a second there trying to understand what you wrote.

Hero
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I think you still have me blocked, right?

Hero
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Or is that just binary residue?

Hero
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0How many times have I pinged you and you never knew it? You probably don't even know.

myininaya
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1No to the first question,

myininaya
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1lol. Ignore everything I said. I had the notifications for mentions set to never.

lgbasallote
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the "lateces" changed fonts...is this the influence of that coffee? or is this all in my head and im the one under the influence of something :P

lgbasallote
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0try inputting that in the equations editor

myininaya
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1\[\int\limits_0^3 2x^2 dx \] See the thingmajiggers I circled.

myininaya
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1thingymajiggers* I knew I misspelled something.

saifoo.khan
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Looking forward to this.

shadowfiend
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.10Looking forward to? These are all features that are already in the system :)

Hero
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm confused about coffee script. It looks like something more for java than equation editor.

shadowfiend
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.10Notably, Java and JavaScript aren't the same thing. The equation editor is written in JavaScript, and we are porting that JS to CoffeeScript. That's irrelevant for you as users, though. That just happens to be why I was trawling through the equation editor code and remembering the little tricks I'd built into it.
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