Detexify: I downloaded this today – an application that allows you to draw a symbol and it tells you the LaTeX code for it. How cool is that? Though I haven’t actually found a need to use it ‘in anger’, I just love the idea!
I have already pointed out how German language books dominate in LaTeX and now I have found another area where German-language books suggest that the Germans are well-ahead of English speakers in their use of FOSS. I can find three books on kernel virtualisation (KVM) in German: KVM kurz & gut KVM Best Practices: Virtualisierungslösungen… Read More The Germans are coming (possibly)
I have been in touch with Anslem Lingnau, the author of the (German-language) LaTeX Hacks: Tipps und Techniken für professionellen Textsatz – and he tells me that while he would love to see an English translation of his book there seems to be no sign of one forthcoming. Indeed a quick scan seems to suggest… Read More LaTeX and O’Reilly
Update: Graphs now fixed Exams are coming and so I am starting to reread text books and the like in preparation. One of these is Andrew Tanenbaum‘s excellent Computer Networks. Now, it’s not really relevant to the questions I may get asked and I am about to display some mathematical vulnerability here, but I just… Read More Fourier Series: before I begin…
I owe Professor Paul A. Rubin another apology – turns out I can display LaTeX natively in a wordpress.com blog after all – as the following wave equation shows: Related Articles LaTeX frustration… (cartesianproduct.wordpress.com) Ambidextrous alignment in LaTeX (ask.metafilter.com)
Binary trees are seen and used frequently in computing science and computing. They are a good abstraction for many naturally occurring relationships (most of our mathematics is based on binary operations, for instance) and have O(log n) complexity (ie if you went from searching a tree of 1000 elements to a tree of 100,000 elements… Read More Red-black trees
I use LaTeX (LyX as the front end) to generate the occasional bits of mathematical script that appear here. Is it bad to admit it gives me a small thrill to see how the LaTex is transformed into something mathematical – makes me feel like a proper scientist/mathematician. Well, I’ve done it now… WordPress.com will… Read More Smaller PNG graphic files from your LaTeX