MathCast -- Free Equation Editor (Discovery)
RandallS - Fri, 2007-08-03 07:35
If you have to edit mathematical equations for homework, papers, or web pages, MathCast may the program for you. It is a freeware, standards-based equation editor that supports popular word processors as well as XML in web pages.
Here are some of MathCast's features from the MathCast web site:
* Works with popular word processors such as MS Word and OpenOffice.org Writer, allowing you to integrate mathematics into written documents of any type: equation sheets, lab reports, study guides, and so on. You can also use the equations in posters and presentations.
* Includes sharp rendering for on-screen reading and smooth rendering for high quality printing.
* Supports output to picture files, including: BMP, PNG (Portable Network Graphics, the web’s free and lossless graphic format), and EMF (Enhanced Metafiles).
* MathCast operates on MathML Presentation 2.0, today’s leading format for describing mathematics. MathML is based on XML, the web’s most extensible language.
* XHTML provides numerous advancements from surfing the net to enjoying web services. MathCast's most powerful feature Mathcasting allows you to work on all the <math> tags of an XHTML document, whilst keeping the rest of the markup untouched. This means you can work on all of the mathematics of a webpage together at the same time, in a way that is graphically mathematical, and then you can come back to reedit, whenever you need to.
* MathCast allows people to work together on mathematical lists over a LAN or across the Internet. Students can work on homework assignments together by quickly exchanging equations. This could also be a useful feature for online teaching.
Operating System: Windows 2000, XP
Web Site: http://mathcast.sourceforge.net/home.html