Ticket #740 (new story)

Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

Science template

Reported by: tarmo Owned by: anonymous
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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.

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comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by tarmo

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.

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

comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by tarmo

From discussions with Hans I think we came to the conclusion that the formulas should be writable directly into the text chapters, not as separate "formula chapters". In LaTeX it's easy to write formulas, by just saying $ y = x2 $ and that's it.

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