Does anyone have experience with a good open source equation editor for online use? I'm not interested in WYSIWYG (What are the Open source WYSIWYG Independent Web Equation Editors available on LaTeX/MathML), just a nice point-and-click solution for inputting things like $\frac{}{}$ etc.

  • I'm not sure this question is on topic for the site, since our focus is on using the TeX family of applications, not the broader topic of applications that use TeX-like syntax. However, if all you want to do is enter LaTeX math code and have it rendered, the MathJax site has a demo page. Commented May 16, 2013 at 13:05
  • Hi @MatthewLeingang - it's a question about how to enter syntactically-correct TeX into web browsers. MathJaX is good for displaying the results of that process. Unfortunately the demo site seems to be down at the moment so I can't check whether they have a nice editor there as well! Commented May 16, 2013 at 13:12
  • @JoeCorneli: give us something to work with? What are you trying to do here? You tell us you want to be able to input things like your $\frac{}{}$, but without knowing why, we can't help. Do you want to produce graphics, covert to another language, or what? Are you looking to have something you can use to test equations? Ah, whatever, I'll try an answer. Commented May 19, 2013 at 18:38
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    @LostBrit - I am indeed looking for something I can host myself. The UI from the SciWeavers tool you pointed out is nice, but the tool isn't open source. Commented May 19, 2013 at 21:36

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If you really want point and click functionality that builds up your latex code for you, try http://www.sciweavers.org/free-online-latex-equation-editor.

Alternatively, if you want to type in the source yourself and see if it compiles, try something like http://www.writelatex.com.

  • The sciweavers thing is indeed a lot like what I have in mind, but it's not open source. Commented May 19, 2013 at 21:28
  • @JoeCorneli in that case, please see my comment to your original question. I definitely don't understand what you are looking for! Are you looking for something you can host yourself? Maybe you could answer that original comment and then people will have a better idea. Commented May 19, 2013 at 21:32

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