W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-math@w3.org > June 2014

Re: Questions about Elementary Math

From: William F Hammond <hammond@csc.albany.edu>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:21:30 -0400
To: Daniel Marques <dani@wiris.com>
Cc: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>, Grégory Pakosz <gpakosz@myscript.com>, <www-math@w3.org>
Message-ID: <i7k384sbxh.fsf@hilbert.math.albany.edu>
Daniel Marques <dani@wiris.com> writes:

> A little bit out of topic, but just wandering whether exists a proper LaTeX package to
> render 'elementary math'.

There are at least two issues I see.

First, the layout of a pedagogical presentation such as, for
example, the division algorithm for positive integers,
varies somewhat from locale to locale.

Second, there is the question of whether one wants "dynamic
interpretation", i.e., use of an engine for working out the
displayed content -- along the lines of David Carlisle's
\longdiv{}{} previously mentioned in this thread.  If not,
then one would be asking for commands to assist with
rendering the computational steps when the author supplies
the data.  The latter method poses a risk that the entered
data may not be entirely consistent.

                                    -- Bill
Received on Thursday, 26 June 2014 01:21:57 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 6 January 2015 21:27:47 UTC