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Equation Editor

The equation editor is a simple dialog that allows you to insert equations into a page using latex.

In order to be able to use this plugin you must have latex installed and the following two commands must be available on your system: "latex" and "dvipng". You can control the look of the equations using the special template "_Equation.tex". The only variable that can be used in this template is "equation", which will be replaced with the content from the dialog.

Dependencies: This plugin requires a Latex suite to be installed as well as the "dvipng" application. In specific the "latex" and "dvipng" commands should be available in the system path.


Some quick examples of the latex math syntax. For a complete reference see the links below:

c = \sqrt{ a^2 + b^2 }

\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{1}{x} \, dx

f(x) = \sum_{n = 0}^{\infty} \alpha_n x^n


\hat a  \bar b  \vec c  x'  \dot{x}  \ddot{x}