Re: How complete a TeX system is Mathematica?
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- Subject: [mg89632] Re: How complete a TeX system is Mathematica?
- From: "Steve Luttrell" <steve at _removemefirst_luttrell.org.uk>
- Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 06:37:16 -0400 (EDT)
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Like you I got fed up with Scientific WorkPlace a few years ago, and then planned to switch to Mathematica. However, I discovered that Mathematica does NOT do LaTeX without a lot of extra work by the user - this is still true nowadays. What you need to buy is Wolfram's Publicon (http://www.wolfram.com/products/publicon/index.html) which does all the LaTeX you want, and then lots more besides. In February 2008 I asked Wolfram technical support what sort of effort they were making in updating Publicon (which is still at only version 1.01, though very good despite its eccentricities), and I got this reply from Yan Zhuang: "...we're still working on publicon. We all got sidetracked trying to finish M6, but now we're starting up again. We are actively coding a 1.1 release, and after that we will be integrating it into Mathematica as a paclet to exploit v6 features, and also as a stand-alone app, Publicon v2." Well, that sounds quite promising. I especially like the promise of improved integration with Mathematica, because currently you have to be quite careful when transferring unusually formatted material from Mathematica to Publicon. I never regretted making the switch from Scientific WorkPlace to Publicon, and I really look forward to the Publicon/Mathematica unification. Stephen Luttrell West Malvern, UK "Aaron Fude" <aaronfude at gmail.com> wrote in message news:g2qhdd$8kb$1 at smc.vnet.net... > Hi, > > I'm writing a textbook and I am wondering whether it can be done > entirely in Mathematica. I have always used Scientific Workplace, but > I am now fed up with all the annoying things in it. > > Can someone point me to an example of a book written in Mathematica? > Also, is there support for BibTeX? > > Many thanks in advance, > > Aaron >