# Difference between revisions of "Help:Mathematical Symbols"

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− | POV-Wiki | + | POV-Wiki has the standard [[mediawikiwiki:Extension:Math|MediaWiki math extension]] installed, which allows the use of a subset of LaTeX syntax. |

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==Inserting Formulas== | ==Inserting Formulas== | ||

− | Inserting | + | Inserting math markup is done using <code><nowiki><math>...</math></nowiki></code> tags. For example, to display the following quadratic formula |

:<math>x=\frac{-b\pm\sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a}</math> | :<math>x=\frac{-b\pm\sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a}</math> | ||

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==Consistent Use of <nowiki><math>...</math></nowiki>== | ==Consistent Use of <nowiki><math>...</math></nowiki>== | ||

− | It is strongly advised that <nowiki><math>...</math></nowiki> be used around ''all'' mathematics added to this wiki, even if the assistance of | + | It is strongly advised that <nowiki><math>...</math></nowiki> be used around ''all'' mathematics added to this wiki, even if the assistance of markup is not required (e.g. if the formula could be displayed using standard HTML). This will assist when exporting the wiki into other formats, such as PDF. |

− | ==Advanced Use of | + | ==Advanced Use of LaTeX== |

− | Advanced use of | + | Advanced use of LaTeX is beyond the scope of this help page. Instead, we recommend you consult the comprehensive [[wikipedia:Help:Displaying_a_formula|reference on Wikipedia]]. |

[[Category:Help|Mathematical Symbols]] | [[Category:Help|Mathematical Symbols]] | ||

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## Latest revision as of 06:41, 11 April 2021

POV-Wiki has the standard MediaWiki math extension installed, which allows the use of a subset of LaTeX syntax.

## Inserting Formulas

Inserting math markup is done using `<math>...</math>`

tags. For example, to display the following quadratic formula

you could use the markup

`<math>x=\frac{-b\pm\sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a}</math>`

## Consistent Use of <math>...</math>

It is strongly advised that <math>...</math> be used around *all* mathematics added to this wiki, even if the assistance of markup is not required (e.g. if the formula could be displayed using standard HTML). This will assist when exporting the wiki into other formats, such as PDF.

## Advanced Use of LaTeX

Advanced use of LaTeX is beyond the scope of this help page. Instead, we recommend you consult the comprehensive reference on Wikipedia.