Re: MathematicaTeX

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg36568] Re: MathematicaTeX*From*: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>*Date*: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 01:13:25 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: Universitaet Leipzig*References*: <alnvf9$7p8$1@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi, you mean the inverse of TeXForm[] ? For what ? A TeXpert && Mathematica guru && MathLink expert has a TeX frontend, that translate a TeXNotebook (that is a TeX file with some Mathematica Input/Output environments) and send the input cells to a kernel and insert the output into the final TeX file ... The most of the remaining work like creating hyperlinks to references and figures is done my LaTeX and pdfLaTeX, with help of CTAN and some macros one generate almost every layout *and* I have more than 20 books about TeX/LaTeX (including Don Knuths excelent manuals) but I have not a single book about the Mathematica Frontend. The way is not to teach TeX to the frontend, the way is to teach TeX a bit Mathematica. And a TeXpert will never switch from his beloved TeX to the Frontend and it's typesetting -- that's why he is a TeXpert. Regards Jens Selwyn Hollis wrote: > > Recent threads about word processing and typesetting have got me > dreaming again... > > Wouldn't it be nice if someone developed a package that provided a > function like this: > > DisplayTeX[ " some TeX code " ] > > which would cause the kernel to generate PostScript for the typeset > text, to be displayed by the front end? > > I doubt that WRI will ever consider this, but surely there's someone out > there who's both a TeXpert and a Mathematica guru who can do it. No > doubt there's money to be made. > > Probably just a pipe dream... > > --- > Selwyn Hollis