LaTeX is free? Heck, I had to pay almost $50, out of my own pocket, to get MathType. Where can one download it? Guy
Michael Moy wrote:
> It's a bit clunky but legible. I think that I prefer LaTeX output as the > spacing can be better. One other big assumption is that the recipient will > be able to read a .doc file.
True. But I cannot read a LaTeX file.
> I don't know if WordPad will do or if you need MicrosoftWord to read a file > like this. This automatically comes up as a StarOffice application on my > home system. I don't think that I would be able to read this on my Sun > system though.
Can't answer either question. Can others?
> When you pick a development platform, you assume that everyone else will > have access to the same platform. With software, you can use a relatively > portable language like C and just about everyone will be able to do > development. It's not clear to me that everyone will have access to > Sketchpad and Word. Tex or Latex seems to be common for doing math > documents, perhaps because it is available on so many platforms and because > it is generally available for free or low cost.
Well, for us non-university-connected K-12 teachers, Word and Sketchpad are (I think) sort of becoming defacto math standards, whether we like it or not. I have never had anybody offer to send me a file in LaTeX. Sketchpad, yes.
> On Tue, 09 May 2000 20:31:32 Guy Brandenburg wrote: > >FWIW, I find that you can cut-and-paste great geometry illustrations > >using Sketchpad and Word, as well as MathType. I attach a sample. Please > >give me some feedback on whether this is legible to y'all or not. When I > >print these out for my students' worksheets, handouts, quizzes, tests > >and so on, they look rather professional, even in my own, obviously > >unbiased opinion. > >Guy Brandenburg