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This post will serve the dual purpose of doubling the content of this already-voluminous blog and testing LaTeX here on WordPress. I am not sure if I will need a plugin or something for this. So let’s start with some simple stuff, like inline variables $a$ and $b$, which will surely display correctly, although with that unavoidable jarring shift in font characteristic of Wikipedia, math blogs, etc. And … previewing … now.

Whoops! That was a complete failure. So it appears, according to this, that I am supposed to type ‘latex’ after the opening dollar sign. And after this I will still have to read about display style math. But 1 = 19-18 = \sin^2 \theta + \cos^2 \theta thing at a time. Let’s preview again.

That is pretty ugly. 😦 I don’t know what to do. Perhaps display style, as described here, will work better?

\displaystyle \sqrt{s(s-a)(s-b)(s-c)} = \frac{abc}{4R}

Previewing now.

Sigh. That will have to do for now. Maybe a change of theme will remedy the inline LaTeX problem. Are those faux small caps I see over there? Yep, time to change theme.


Written by leonxlin

June 26, 2012 at 5:12 pm

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A first post

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Hello world!

Since I didn’t have that many plans for this summer, I figured starting a blog wouldn’t be a bad idea. I’ve always wanted somewhere to keep track of my ideas, which, by the way, are among the most insightful and groundbreaking ideas ever to occur to any mind in the history of the universe. So many such ideas are currently teeming in my mind that I don’t even know where to begin.

That’s all for now.

Written by leonxlin

May 28, 2012 at 6:39 pm

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