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Comment Re:Our professors seem to favour MathType (Score 1) 918 918

I loved MathType. My love affair ended yesterday. I wanted to do a simple function in bracket notation: T(x) = (3n+2)/2 if n is odd, and n/2 if n is even. (Yes, I'm one of those Collatz people)

Now on my WINDOWS version of Mathtype, this sort of thing Just Works. But now I have a mac, and on my MAC version, the bracket is all in pieces and awful. This is with the real MathType, not "equation editor." It looks bad on the screen, when I save as .pdf, and I even tried saving as .html and it still is all broken up. I wound up creating it in MAPLE and doing a screen capture, and then cropping the screen cap.

Boo to MathType; at least the Mac version.

(BTW: The LaTeX code for that function:

$T\left( x\right) =\left\{
\begin{array}{cc}
\frac{3n+1}{2} & n\text{ odd} \\
\frac{n}{2} & n\text{ even}%
\end{array}%
\right. $

Even if you have never seen LaTeX, I'll bet you can figure out what is going on. The syntax is not that bad.)

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