latex implementation

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  • Amaroq Softfur

    LaTeX? Hmm...
    I think while they're at it, they should implement Wolfram Mathematica~

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  • PrblyNot

    Having a way to type equations would be really useful.

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  • phone-zee

    please do this. I am a mathematician and would love to be able to talk about math with my mathematician friends.

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  • Rodo

    I would love this. I needed it now, so I found this post xD

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  • joshuas3

    Could be toggled with a forward-slash command, like `/latex ...`. Seeing as most bots that implement it by rendering the result server-side use node.js, it doesn't seem _too_ difficult to implement in the Discord client.

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  • ImperatorS79

    This could look like mathim and only include the math part of latex.

    I agree this would really be a plus since I always have to use latex2png ^^.

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  • Commander GreyFox

    i think this would be good if there was an educational edition of discord, then teachers could have servers and kids could help eachother with their homework and ask the teacher questions while they aren't at school. it would also be a good way for a sick kid to get their homework or notes when they're out for the day

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  • Derkades

    It wouldn't be very hard to add, they just need to include https://katex.org/

    For the formatting, I'd suggest using $ $ for inline and $$ $$ for block comments (like in the Joplin note app). Example:



    Some inline $\vec{v}$ vector.

    Block for big equation:
    $$
    \vec{a} = \vec{b} \times \begin{pmatrix}0 & 1 \\ 2 & 3\end{pmatrix}
    $$


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  • bob666

    There is MathBot https://top.gg/bot/mathbot
    I can’t believe this Feature request will happen as it would be effectively deciding to pivot to what is essentially an education focus when games are such a lucrative domain (and they are killing it).

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  • Puerøsøla

    There's also TeXit https://top.gg/bot/510789298321096704

    It would be nice if this actually happened though. Bot solutions are all well and good, but they aren't as natural as in-text solutions.

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  • Sprax

    Also, you can only use Bots on servers. Having it in private chat or groups would be awesome too.

    I don't see any problem in implementing this to be honest :/

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  • tillahoffmann

    If you're happy to use tampermonkey or greasemonkey, you can use the following script to render equations on discord (see below for an example): https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/396801-mathcord

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  • ImperatorS79

    "I can’t believe this Feature request will happen as it would be effectively deciding to pivot to what is essentially an education focus when games are such a lucrative domain (and they are killing it)."

    What ? Once it is done it is done, you just need to redirect some commands to a pre-existing small latex equation renderer (It has been proven in this thread that they exist). It will not shift the focus of the program don't be crazy. It just a cool add for people who are gamer and student, teacher, reseacher, whatever .

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  • spdegabrielle

    Software is never ‘done’ if you want it to keep working. It always requires continual maintenance. That said- I’d be happy to be proven wrong because of all the benefits you mention.

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  • ImperatorS79

    Well, unless you modify so much the program every update that you break everything each time, once a fonctionality is done you do not have so much to do.

    You could even use mathjax https://www.mathjax.org/ (Discord is web based, am I right ?) and have literally nothing to do.

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  • Enevevet

    I really think mathjax would be welcome, especially with covid-19 and all the virtual classes that are being created. It just takes two line to implement MathJax at least on web/desktop application, isn't ?

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  • sheephunt2000

    KaTeX would be better than MathJax, given how much less intensive it is; FB Messenger uses KaTeX in their implementation.

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  • Enevevet

    The thing is that MathJax let you modify the renderer and so you can easily display plain source equation which is really more convenient for equation communication and modification.

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