# Ticket #740 (new story)

## Science template

Reported by: | tarmo | Owned by: | anonymous |
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Priority: | critical | Milestone: | |

Component: | generic | Version: | |

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### Description

Using the science template the user can create mathematical formulas into his learning resources.

The science template is otherwise like a multimedia page template, except it has a new functionality: "Add formula". This will add a text area (about 5 lines high), which allows the input of a formula using an easy-to-understand syntax.

We should find out a suitable free module that can be used for this, since creating an equation editor from scratch is beyond this project.

## Change History

### comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by tarmo

List of MathML editors: http://www.w3.org/Math/Software/mathml_software_cat_editors.html

### comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by hans

Ability to create formulas is not enough for science template. Math teachers would like to be able to create some simple graphs. I think it is possible to draw a graph of some function using this python library: http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/

### comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by hans

I found a website about scientific tools for Python. They have a huge list of software. Some of these might be useful for us: http://scipy.org/Topical_Software

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One certainly working avenue is LaTeX, which means using the LaTeX notation for formulas, which is the de-facto standard in academic mathematics. Someone might say that the notation is not the easiest one available.