latex

wiki of the future?

Last weekend I have been watching, reading and playing around with Ward Cunningham's Smallest Federated Wiki. As usual he is a great designer and aims to simple, effective, understandable and useful tools!

LaTeX on Blogger again

MathJax.Hub.Config({tex2jax: {inlineMath: [['$','$'], ['\\(','\\)']]}}); My previous post about LaTeX  on Blogger reported that the solution described there did not work anymore... Now I found a new solution based on mathjax. So let's try it straight away with inline math, like the great equation \(e^{-2\pi}\), and with displayed math like the following:

LaTeX on Blogger

An inline snippet of LaTeX \(e^{\pi i}+1=0\) in blogger (from https://watchmath.com/vlog/?p=438 but it now, Oct 2010, shows crap!). You can as well have it in display style \[e^{\pi i}+1=0\].

Scons and noweb

I was curious to see how I could integrate noweb and Scons. You can download my little Sconstruct for this, Sconstruct.example. It defines two builders. NoWeave is used to produce TeX or LaTeX documents, while NoTangle extracts the non-document artefacts, i.

LaTeX, Python and Literate Programming

In my spare time (a couple of hours per weekend…!) I am implementing calcal, a Python version of calendrica-3.0.cl, the Common Lisp implementation of the calendars from N. Dershowitz, E. M.

My Giants

I am probably too selective, anyway my models for computer science/software engineering (one of them would disagree on both definitions) are just two: Donald E. Knuth and Alan Kay. The first one continues to surprise me with the depth, clarity and joy of his works: from TeX (well, I use LaTex but it does not exist without TeX) to The Art of Computer Programming to Literate Programming.