Using MathTran in blogs and wikis Wednesday, Feb 27 2008 

This post is mainly for system administrators and developers who want to add mathematics capabilities to a blog or wiki that they host or develop. We hope that in a year or so some of the ideas we describe here will be available to ordinary users who have a blog, say on WordPress.

After an Introduction, we discuss Light-, Medium- and Heavy- weight installation of MathTran. Then we discuss how to print mathematics using MathTran. Finally, we revisit the examples in the introduction, and state conclusions.


Microsoft loves Yahoo … Saturday, Feb 9 2008 

… but will they be happy together?

Microsoft loves Yahoo, but will they be happy together? To find out visit the LoveGraph page for this match.

LoveGraph uses a special algorithm to generate data about the potential of the match, which it then graphs. Do pay particular attention to the “Spheres of Interest Overlap” chart.

LoveGraph uses charts and graphs generated by Google Charts.


Django and the MathTran website – AJAX and templates Saturday, Feb 2 2008 


In my previous post I spoke about ReST. It’s not able to do what I want, which is a nuisance. But most of the post of about coding forms such as that on the MathTran home page using Django templates. In the course of the post I come to the conclusion that providing such forms is a matter just for the template, and has nothing much to do with the view! Finally, I make some remarks about AJAX, which is used (along with some rather improper dynamic HTML) in the present implementation.