math blogging without align*/align/&= ?
Posted by peeterjoot on July 4, 2009
As I learn things I keep posting my notes in little latex generated .pdfs on my website Peeter Joot’s math and physics play. This is a very blog like activity, and it would be natural to actually do this in a blog.
Eli does a nice job of something like this with his blog:
but this appears to be a very labour intensive exercise. There is no natural support for latex in blogspot.com. wordpress on the other hand has some reasonable latex support, but I’ll be damned if I can get multiline equations to work in wordpress. I’m curious how anybody else can live with this restriction. If it weren’t for that, scripting the conversion of a latex file to blog content wouldn’t be too hard. I cooked up something that almost does the job (a small perl script) but lack of multiline support defeats this.
EDIT: turns out that while the alignment marks like &= don’t work, \\ does, so you can still do multiline stuff in wordpress … it just doesn’t look as good as in standalone latex.