tag:help.shinyfrog.net,2010-08-24:/discussions/bear/5010-support-for-latex-for-mathematical-equations
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2018-02-16T09:45:05Z
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2016-12-17T02:26:40Z
2016-12-17T02:26:41Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>I've been migrating my notes from Ulysses over to Bear and have
noticed there is no support (that I could find) for displaying
mathematical equations using LaTeX. This is a feature supported by
Ulysses, and as a software engineer that works with AI and machine
learning, it would be great to be able to see some of my
algorithms' equations within my notes in the way I can in
Ulysses:</p>
<p><a href="https://ulyssesapp.com/blog/2016/11/eline-explains-5/">https://ulyssesapp.com/blog/2016/11/eline-explains-5/</a></p></div>
Michael Diolosa
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2016-12-17T12:00:24Z
2016-12-17T12:00:24Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>Hi MIcheal,</p>
<p>yes, Latex/MathJax is on our todo list.</p>
<p>Cheers.</p></div>
Danilo Bonardi
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2016-12-18T15:11:45Z
2016-12-18T15:11:46Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>Awesome! glad to hear it, looking forward to having that
feature!</p></div>
Michael Diolosa
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2017-03-22T21:22:20Z
2017-03-22T21:22:22Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>I was wondering if your still pursuing this</p></div>
AndrĂ©s Duarte
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2017-03-23T08:45:29Z
2017-03-23T08:45:29Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>@andrés Yes it is.</p></div>
Danilo Bonardi
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2017-04-07T13:28:31Z
2017-04-07T13:28:31Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>Same here -- I currently struggle to incorporate equations in my notes. Look forward to having that feature and kindly keep as posted.</p></div>
Jareality
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2017-04-08T22:55:32Z
2017-04-08T22:55:32Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>I'm also impatiently waiting for LaTeX equation support. So far the most convenient Markdown editor with equation support I've found is Typora. But Typora is only that - a text editor, and I need a note-taking app.</p></div>
Iliyan
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2017-04-13T22:38:10Z
2017-04-14T02:45:52Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>Support for LaTeX would really make Bear stand out to university students who take digital notes - personally, support for math equations would turn Bear into my notebook of choice.</p></div>
steviexie
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2017-05-18T04:15:39Z
2017-05-18T04:15:43Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>Agreed. As a university student I find myself using Bear to take notes for a lot of my classes but I'm prevented from totally moving over to it by the lack of math mode.</p></div>
Gareth
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2017-05-18T07:50:42Z
2017-05-18T07:50:42Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>I am a theoretical researcher and plan to use Bear to take notes for projects. It is important for me that the math equations can be input using a LaTex string and display nicely. Thanks!</p></div>
Yixin
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2017-05-25T21:51:25Z
2017-05-25T21:51:25Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>+1 I think mathjax support will put this note app way ahead of any other software out there.<br>
At the moment, the only alternative giving well structured, functional latex/mathjax support with WYSIWYG is Typora, which have implemented it very well.</p>
<p>However Typora lacks the organizational support of Bear.</p>
<p>Having this feature will make Bear a killer-app. There is a large community of theoreticians/mathematicians/technical writers or others that are in constant search for a good organizational solution for mathematical and technical notes.</p></div>
Jonathan
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2017-05-29T01:19:02Z
2017-05-29T01:19:03Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>+1 Seems like there's no note app that does everything - bear is the easiest to use, just that it's missing LaTeX</p></div>
Daniel
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2017-06-06T00:33:07Z
2017-06-06T00:33:08Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>I would love to use Bear to replace my current Evernote and LaTeXit combo, but until it supports latex equations (consider using the KaTex.js or MathJax.js libraries) I cannot consider migrating.</p>
<p>I am waiting excitedly to jump the Evernote ship and board Bear.</p></div>
Chris
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2017-06-16T03:21:02Z
2017-06-16T03:21:06Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>If you're going to integrate latex and mathjax, I think supporting asciimath <a href="http://asciimath.org/">http://asciimath.org/</a> alongside latex, makes alot of sense; especially for people who aren't familiar with latex.</p>
<p>Asciimath is hugely simpler to use, and integration is already built into MathJax :) This would be awesome, and I'd be super keen to try it!</p></div>
Saivan Hamama
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2017-06-16T03:25:23Z
2017-06-16T03:25:23Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>Despite what the person in the last comment requested, please do not waste your time integrating asciimath.</p>
<p>I work extensively in mathematics.</p>
<p>Myself and all of my colleagues use latex notation for typesetting equations.</p>
<p>It is THE golden standard for manual equation writting (as in without a WYSIWYG editor).</p>
<p>I do not mean to be rude to Saivan but honestly when I see asciimath on a website or in an application it makes me cringe!</p></div>
Blake Blacksmith
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2017-06-16T03:39:59Z
2017-06-16T03:40:00Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>I also "work extensively in mathematics" :P The point is not whether latex is the golden standard or not. The whole point of markdown is to have a document that is publishable as-is and is readable as a text file.</p>
<p>I've been writing latex for years, and I understand the love a lot of people have for it, myself included for so long. But I think you'll agree that latex is not "human readable" :P It has a lot of extra markup that just doesn't need to be there.</p>
<p>Of course for people who don't know latex, and are using bear for say- a school assignment, typing:</p>
<p>++ 1/(1+1/(1+1/2<br>
++</p>
<p>and having the excellent parser figure out that they have a slight error, is much better than the latex equivalent:</p>
<p>$$ \frac{1}{1 + \frac{1}{1+\frac{1}{2}}} $$</p>
<p>I'm not arguing that latex or asciimath are better or worse than eachother. I just think that for a beginner who has never used a math typesetter before, asciimath can achieve almost everything latex can, and its much easier to learn and quite frankly; looks alot more "in place" in a markdown document.</p>
<p>The other main point to make, is that bear isn't just supposed to support professionals (as far as I know), so having support for asciimath shouldn't significantly impact you.</p>
<p>But of course, its up to the amazing devs to decide what will happen with their product :)</p>
<p>Congratulations again on the design award guys!</p></div>
Saivan Hamama
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2017-06-16T03:46:34Z
2017-06-16T03:46:35Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>I would strongly argue that Latex is more explicit and thus easier to read then its shorthand cousin. This is an opinion that is commonly shared among Markdown editors that support equations, such as (to name a few):</p>
<p>Stackedit: <a href="https://stackedit.io/">https://stackedit.io/</a><br>
Typora: <a href="https://typora.io/">https://typora.io/</a><br>
Madoko: <a href="https://www.madoko.net/">https://www.madoko.net/</a><br>
Archimedes: <a href="http://www.mattrajca.com/archimedes/">http://www.mattrajca.com/archimedes/</a><br>
Caret: <a href="https://caret.io/">https://caret.io/</a><br>
Editor.md: <a href="https://pandao.github.io/editor.md/en.html">https://pandao.github.io/editor.md/en.html</a></p></div>
Blake Blacksmith
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2017-06-16T04:03:38Z
2017-06-16T04:03:39Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>I don't think anybody would reasonably argue that latex is easier to read. I think the main reason these don't include support for asciimath is because asciimath itself is not so popular right now.</p>
<p>Asciimath was written and is maintained by one of the head developers of mathjax, and for what it needs to do, it does it really well.</p>
<p>Either way, I have no business entering into an argument about which math typsetter to use in bear. But the argument that "others don't do it, therefore I shouldn't" is a pretty bad one.</p>
<p>This is ultimately a decision that the devs should decide upon :) I just think that when advertising to the public "easy math integration" can only be claimed if somebody with no prior experience can input an equation easily.</p>
<p>I'm suggesting asciimath the average consumer could easily be up to speed with asciimath in a few minutes :P the same can't be said for latex.</p></div>
Saivan Hamama
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2017-06-16T04:13:27Z
2017-06-16T04:13:28Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>The fact that you (Saivan) are the only one, out of many who requested equation support, who has brought up asciimath should tell you indeed that "asciimath itself is not so popular right now". Which should a developer consider the popular decision or the less popular and in my opinion more confusing format for manual equation write.</p>
<p>Asciimath has never and, in my opinion, will likely never be as popular or as I asserted before EASIER than latex to use.</p>
<p>But of course, by all means developers as competent as those at Bear should consider as many options as possible when implementing new features.</p>
<p>Hopefully then listen to the majority of equation requests rather than the ONE esoteric format user.</p></div>
Blake Blacksmith
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2017-06-18T15:24:05Z
2017-06-18T15:24:05Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>Any updates regarding Latex support?</p></div>
Lukko
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2017-06-19T05:13:47Z
2017-06-19T05:13:47Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>Hi,</p>
<p>some month ago we let users vote about which feature their prefer to be implemented between tables, encryption and latex/math support. Latex was the third most requested so we'll address when we'll have tables and encryption.</p>
<p>Cheers.</p></div>
Danilo Bonardi
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2017-08-07T05:03:05Z
2017-08-07T05:03:06Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>Oh, sad to heard that I want LaTeX so bad.</p></div>
Yukimoto
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2017-08-21T22:47:40Z
2017-08-21T22:47:41Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>Is this feature going to be implemented, at all?</p>
<p>Latex support is probably <em>the</em> most important feature I need.</p></div>
Leon CC
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2017-08-27T23:13:53Z
2017-08-27T23:13:54Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>+1 for Latex/MathJax. I have been a fan of Bear, and have not switched to Quiver (which I think is Bear's closest competitor and has Latex support) because I am willing to wait for this feature on Bear. Hope to see it soon.</p></div>
Eric
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2017-08-28T01:44:32Z
2017-08-28T01:44:32Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>Currently I’m using a Tex software on Mac to generate equations png and paste into bear. But this is soooooo obnoxious.</p>
<p>I’d like to wait for this feature to be implemented. But please please do it quick.</p></div>
Leon Cao
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2017-09-24T00:23:01Z
2017-09-24T00:23:02Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>Same, looking forward to LaTeX support in Bear. You've got a good thing going here, keep up the momentum.</p></div>
Justin
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2017-10-05T17:07:50Z
2017-10-05T17:07:54Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>Another supporter for LaTeX here. Missing it so much right now.</p></div>
Marcos A
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2017-10-07T22:39:14Z
2017-10-07T22:39:18Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>I am thinking about switching from pure latex based writing to bear instead, mostly because it works and looks nice on ipad and mac and syncs quickly. but without mathjax or so this makes little sense.</p>
<p>Is there any eta for latex support?</p></div>
Stephan
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2017-10-09T16:41:10Z
2017-10-09T16:41:11Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>I think the strongest argument at the moment is that while LaTeX support may be a more niche feature than tables, at the moment it is a very high priority feature for those of us who would use it as there is NO OTHER APP that fills this spot. Making yourselves the first to implement this would give you a huge portion of the market interested in taking notes on mathematical subjects such as ...</p>
<ul>
<li>engineers</li>
<li>mathematicians</li>
<li>computer theorists</li>
<li>chemists</li>
</ul></div>
Gareth
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2017-10-09T19:13:27Z
2017-10-09T19:13:28Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>Since they are already in the midst of developing support for tables (which is complex and time consuming), they are not likely to move to the next new feature until table is delivered. The next feature on their list is encryption (then finally LaTex). Before they start developing encryption though, I hope they can do a new online poll to capture the latest user requests and see if LaTex is still behind encryption (I personally value LaTex far more than encryption). User preferences might have changed in the past months.</p></div>
Eric
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2017-10-18T11:46:18Z
2017-10-18T11:46:19Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>Yes, I think LateX support would be the key feature lacking for most of academics.</p>
<p>As an example use case, I excessively use Bear to take notes in conferences. I can write the key points in bullets with Bear on my laptop but, when I see an important slide/figure, I take a picture of it with the Bear app in my phone. It automatically syncs and I continue noting. This flow works well. However, there are times I needed to write down a couple formula on Bear in LaTeX. It sucks when you return back to read and only see source code of the LaTeX..</p></div>
Yigit Demirag
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2017-10-25T20:24:32Z
2018-01-20T15:20:30Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>+1 LaTeX please.</p></div>
john
tag:help.shinyfrog.net,2010-08-24:Comment/41565667
2017-11-05T15:41:05Z
2017-11-05T15:41:06Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>+1</p></div>
Kihyuk Hong
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2017-11-05T19:49:49Z
2017-11-05T19:49:50Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>Hi, are you still working on the latex feature? Latex feature could be a huge help for academic users.</p></div>
Lei
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2017-11-30T18:12:39Z
2017-11-30T18:12:42Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>+1 please, please add LaTeX and it will be perfect!</p></div>
Andreas Kraemer
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2017-12-04T10:26:40Z
2017-12-04T10:26:41Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>Please add LaTex. It is a great feature. LaTex is usel by many scientists to produce papers - LaTeX/TeX is the only way to make correctly typeset equations suitable for publication. In Apple's Pages you can 'Insert Equation', where you edit LaTex code (e.g. \theta_{1} ) in a dialog box, the code is rendered as typeset text in the document when you close the dialog box. Word has an equation editor, FrameMaker likewise - but LaTeX is superior.</p>
<p>To compete with Pages (and stand-alone LaTex) for scientists, LaTeX is a crucial feature. LaTex is open source covered by LPPL license (<a href="https://www.latex-project.org">https://www.latex-project.org</a>). Since Apple ships it with Pages, it should be possible for Bear to ship it similarly as well.</p></div>
Kent Andersson
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2017-12-08T06:49:03Z
2017-12-08T06:49:04Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>+1 please please please. It would make Bear perfect!</p></div>
David Muhr
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2017-12-15T23:52:10Z
2017-12-15T23:52:10Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>+10</p></div>
Bart
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2018-01-03T21:16:05Z
2018-01-03T21:16:06Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>+</p></div>
Sarah Lim
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2018-01-04T13:32:13Z
2018-01-04T13:32:14Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>+1</p>
<p>This is so much-needed feature.</p></div>
Boris
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2018-01-11T15:58:22Z
2018-01-11T15:58:25Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>+1 Yes, engineering student here, would love LaTeX for taking notes on equations</p></div>
Colby
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2018-01-17T11:45:17Z
2018-01-17T11:45:18Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>+1...</p></div>
Arnao
tag:help.shinyfrog.net,2010-08-24:Comment/41565667
2018-01-20T12:55:48Z
2018-01-20T12:55:48Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>+1_000_000</p></div>
Edmund
tag:help.shinyfrog.net,2010-08-24:Comment/41565667
2018-01-24T20:54:57Z
2018-01-24T20:54:59Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>I'm an engineering student and evaluating my options for a note-taking app for school. I got here when searching to see if Bear supported LaTeX. Please consider adding it. Thanks.</p></div>
Tom
tag:help.shinyfrog.net,2010-08-24:Comment/41565667
2018-01-31T01:39:34Z
2018-01-31T01:39:35Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>+1</p>
<p>With math support I could finally end my life-long quest, and get rid of ulysses and Typora and all other apps that do N-1 things perfectly.</p></div>
Michael
tag:help.shinyfrog.net,2010-08-24:Comment/41565667
2018-01-31T12:45:05Z
2018-01-31T12:45:06Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>+1</p></div>
RD
tag:help.shinyfrog.net,2010-08-24:Comment/41565667
2018-01-31T23:25:41Z
2018-01-31T23:25:42Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>+1</p></div>
democoffee
tag:help.shinyfrog.net,2010-08-24:Comment/41565667
2018-02-01T19:39:42Z
2018-02-01T19:39:45Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>+1</p></div>
hoffman1512
tag:help.shinyfrog.net,2010-08-24:Comment/41565667
2018-02-02T23:19:09Z
2018-02-02T23:19:10Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>+1</p></div>
Michael
tag:help.shinyfrog.net,2010-08-24:Comment/41565667
2018-02-08T07:35:15Z
2018-02-08T07:35:18Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>+1. Please add support for LaTeX for mathematical equations, it would make bear much better!</p></div>
Anonymous
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2018-02-13T18:37:12Z
2018-02-13T18:37:14Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>+1000 I'm waiting only that to move from Typora to Bear</p></div>
Nicolas
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2018-02-15T16:59:15Z
2018-02-15T16:59:15Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>-- Yigit Demirag<br>
M.Sc. Student, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering,<br>
Nanotechnology Research Center (NANOTAM), Bilkent University, Ankara,<br>
Turkey</p></div>
Yigit Demirag
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2018-02-16T09:45:04Z
2018-02-16T09:45:05Z
Support for LaTeX for mathematical equations
<div><p>+1 for LaTeX, equation support!</p></div>
Juan Carlos Farah