[Haskell-cafe] Do you trust Wikipedia?

Dipankar Ray dipankar at jfet.net
Thu Oct 18 20:57:55 EDT 2007


I think that an email to Tim Gowers would yield LaTeX source for the pdf 
articles in his Princeton Companion to Mathematics, in case it has 
articles on topics you care about:


On Thu, 18 Oct 2007, Stefan O'Rear wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 19, 2007 at 02:45:45AM +0200, jerzy.karczmarczuk at info.unicaen.fr wrote:
>> PR Stanley writes:
>>> One of the reasons I'm interested in Wikipedia and Wikibook is because
>>> you're more likely to find Latex source code used for typesetting the
>>> maths.
>>> Latex is the one and only 100% tool right now.
>>> A lot of publishers use Latex but try to get anything from them in
>>> electronic form.
>> I don't understand you. WHAT YOU WANT?
>> 1. Many articles in Wikipedia typeset math formulae as *images*, you don't
>>  really see the LaTeX sources. Some formulae are typed through plain HTML.
> Don't forget that PR Stanley is blind.  Latex page sources are
> infinitely superior to unadorned images of unknown providence.
> Stefan

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