Wish List - Wish List: Wish #147

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Denis O Torres

We should add LaTeX capabilities to the Wiki text editor. This will bump-up publication collaboration productivity.

The SVN capabilities of the wiki make it ideal hub for science publication collaborations. However, the current Wiki formatting environment (https://nanohub.org/tools/crystal_viewer/wiki/WikiFormatting) does not understands LaTeX (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaTeX).

There are some LaTeX implementations for Trac online:

  1. http://trac-hacks.org/wiki/LatexMacro
  2. http://trac-hacks.org/wiki/TracBibPlugin
  3. http://trac-hacks.org/wiki/TracMathPlugin

Since LaTeX is the main scientific formatting tool for scientific publications and the NanoHUB nature is multidisciplinary (many groups working on each project), adding LaTeX functionality within Wikis must be a priority. This will bump-up our productivity as we would simultaneously work in the most up to date version of a publication draft in its final deliverable form (e.g. no need to write it up in the wiki, then in Word and then port it to LaTeX for the publisher).

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  1. Shawn Rice

    It is a goal to eventually phase out use of TRAC. The non-Trac wiki that groups and other components of the nanoHUB use already does support LaTeX.


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  2. Gerhard Klimeck

    should we close this wish?

    How close are we to closing out the use of Trac?

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    1. Joseph M. Cychosz

      I think the request is about latex in nanohub wiki, not really about implementing something in trac. I think the trac-latex URLs were provided for example.

      I have mixed thoughts on the need for this. It be very useful for gov. lab collaborators, much less for academic, almost nil for industry users. As online presentation production manager I run into about 2-5 presenters per year that have used latex to prepare their presentation slides.

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