Summary:Add markup to display and embed several lines of mathematical formulas in wiki pages
Prerequisites:pmwiki 2.0 and later, latex and (dvipng or dvips+convert) installed on the server
Categories: Markup Math
Discussion: Mathtex-Talk?

Questions answered by this recipe

  • Can PmWiki be used to display long mathematical sequences, logical demonstrations (in Fitch mode)?

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MathTex replace MimeTex for those who have latex installed on ther server. MathTex recipe permits several lines logical or mathematical demonstrations.


The homesite of MathTex is:

GPL licenced written in C.

As MimeTex, MathTex run in cgi

for a simple usage, you can replace occurrences of mimtex by mathtex, after installation of the MathTex script in the cgi-bin directory.

Edit the c code to set dvipng or dvips+convert locations.

Compile the cgi by

  cc mathtex.c -o mathtex.cgi

Customization to add newpackages

You can add \usepackage{yourpackage} directly in the code after line 1023 and recompile the cgi

Simply replace MimeTex for simple usage

Put the mathtex.cgi in the cgi-bin directory of your server

For those who have LaTex installed on their server!

  mv mimetex.cgi mimetex.old
  ln -s mathtex.cgi mimetex.cgi

(a symbolic link is set to mathtex.cgi, calling mimetex is calling mathtex)

Customisation to manage serveral line LaTeX scripts

I prepare a MathTex script from Pm MimeTex script.

The idea of this script is simply to replace the Markup {$ latex $} by {$[= latex =]$} to manage several lines.


place the mathtex.php script into the cookbook directory

in the local/config.php, add the line


set the values to the variables in the beginnine of the script (to run the cgi and to find the cache)


the following code: the code use the fitch and xcolor package

   \fa Pp \to \neg\Diamond\neg{Pp} & A \\
    \fa (p \to q) \to (\neg\Diamond q \to
\neg\Diamond p) & B \\
    \fa \color{magenta} p \to \neg{P\neg{Fp}} & f \\
    \fj \color{green} \neg{p} \color{red} \to P\neg{F{p}} & f' \\
    \fa\fh \neg{p} \land \neg{Fp} &  \\
    \fa\fa \color{green} \neg{p} & 5,\land\\ 
    \fa\fa \color{red} P\neg{Fp} & MP 6,4\\
    \fa\fa \color{red} P\neg{Fp} \color{black} \to \color{blue} \neg\Diamond\neg{P\neg{Fp}} & A, p/P\neg{Fp} \\
    \fa\fa \color{blue} \neg\Diamond\neg{P\neg{Fp}} & MP 7,8 \\
    \fa\fa ( \color{magenta} p \to \neg{P\neg{Fp}} \color{black} ) \to
    (   \color{blue}  \neg\Diamond\neg{P\neg{Fp}}   \color{black}  \to
    \color{cyan} \neg\Diamond{p}) & B,
    q/\neg{P\neg{Fp}}) \\
    \fa\fa \color{blue}  \neg\Diamond\neg{P\neg{Fp}} \color{black} \to
    \color{cyan} \neg\Diamond{p} & MP
    3,10 \\
    \fa\fa \color{cyan} \neg\Diamond{p} & MP 9,11 \\
    \fa \neg(\neg{p} \land \neg{Fp} \land\Diamond{p}) & 5,12 \\


Release Notes

This first version is for testing. Maybe it is possible to do more simple Markup for several lines, I don't know.

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See Also

Cookbook /
AMmathjax  Add markup to embed math using ASCII MATH by MathJax. (Stable)
ASCIIMath  Display MathML rendered ascii formula into PmWiki 2.x pages (Stable)
Formula  Lightweight rendering of mathematical formulas in wiki pages (Beta)
FractionsPlus  Adds simple markup to write fractions. (Maintained)
JsMath  Add markup to display and embed mathematical formulas in wiki pages using TeX. (Obsolete - use MathJax)
LaTeXMathJax  MathJax support for PmWiki (stable)
LaTeXMathML  Translating LaTeX math notation dynamically to Presentation MathML (Stable)
LinuxTex  Enable TeX markup
LuaExecute  Lets Lua scripts dynamically generate parts of your wiki page (Beta)
MathJax  Add markup to embed math using TeX syntax. (Stable)
MimeTeX  Add markup to display and embed mathematical formulas in wiki pages (Stable)
SageCell  This allows you to embed an interactive SageCell into your webpage. Sage is an open source alternative to MathLab, Mathematica, and Maple. (Stable)
SimpleJsMath  Notes on modifying the jsMath for a skin (not a complete recipe)
TrueLatex  Enables interpretation and rendering of real LaTeX markups in PmWiki. Support for XeLaTex included in v1.8. (Working perfectly. Very simple to use, customizable and comes with lots of options.)




See discussion at Mathtex-Talk?

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