[Haskell-cafe] Do you trust Wikipedia?

Dan Weston westondan at imageworks.com
Thu Oct 18 21:37:04 EDT 2007

Some content I have found beneficial in the past when I have stumbled 
into misunderstandings:


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.
> 2. MOST journal publishers who recommend LaTeX give you the appropriate
>  .cls files. Kluwer, Journal of Functional Programming, etc. Sometimes
>  the attached manuals contain formulae. Whom did you ask, and what did
>  you want?
> 3. LaTeX is NOT the one and only one. Texts which should be printed, OK,
>  I format in LaTeX. Presentations on screen, my lectures, seminars, etc.
>  I format in MathML, and I show using Mozilla, etc., standard navigator.
>  Of course, making MathML by hand is like eating oysters with shells.
>  I recommend then the script of Peter Jipsen
>  http://www1.chapman.edu/~jipsen/mathml/asciimath.html
>  which permits you to write your formulae intuitively, and fast. And
>  reasonably well, although the comparison with LaTeX would be difficult.
> 4. The LaTeX community name is Legion. You don't need Wikipedia to find
>  everything about, all examples you ever would need. Ask concrete
>  questions.
> 5. I don't understand what has it to do with 'trusting' Wikipedia or not...
> Jerzy Karczmarczuk
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