RE: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-04 Thread Helge Hafting



-Original Message-
From: Tim Hutt [mailto:tdh...@gmail.com]
Sent: Mon 2/1/2010 7:54 PM
To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
Subject: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.
 
Hi, I've searched but I can't find an answer: Is it possible to edit
the source latex code of equations rather than edit the equations in a
graphical way? I much prefer this method for equations and in my mind
it is one of the things that makes latex superior to for example, MS
Word.

If this isn't a feature I'd suggest something like CTRL-clicking on an
equation (also accessible by right-click-Edit Source) shows you the
source of the equation and lets you edit it.

Others have shown you ways of converting a lyx equation to latex.

However, if you prefer to keep your math in tex form all the time, 
just use the ERT inset. Into it you can write any valid latex, including
latex math. And unlike the math inset, it will stay latex code forever.
Except in the output, where it obviously will be rendered. 

Two ways to test the validity of such latex code:
1. view-pdf. Simple, but slow if you have a big document
2. Put the cursor first in the tex-box, hit delete to dissolve it.
   The latex code becomes normal text. Mark it, and hit ctrl+M to
   see if it turns out right. Afterwards, hit undo a few times
   so you get your ERT inset back exactly as it was.

You don't need to use the LyX math editor if you don't want to,
even if you write math in LyX.

Helge Hafting


RE: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-04 Thread Helge Hafting



-Original Message-
From: Tim Hutt [mailto:tdh...@gmail.com]
Sent: Mon 2/1/2010 7:54 PM
To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
Subject: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.
 
Hi, I've searched but I can't find an answer: Is it possible to edit
the source latex code of equations rather than edit the equations in a
graphical way? I much prefer this method for equations and in my mind
it is one of the things that makes latex superior to for example, MS
Word.

If this isn't a feature I'd suggest something like CTRL-clicking on an
equation (also accessible by right-click-Edit Source) shows you the
source of the equation and lets you edit it.

Others have shown you ways of converting a lyx equation to latex.

However, if you prefer to keep your math in tex form all the time, 
just use the ERT inset. Into it you can write any valid latex, including
latex math. And unlike the math inset, it will stay latex code forever.
Except in the output, where it obviously will be rendered. 

Two ways to test the validity of such latex code:
1. view-pdf. Simple, but slow if you have a big document
2. Put the cursor first in the tex-box, hit delete to dissolve it.
   The latex code becomes normal text. Mark it, and hit ctrl+M to
   see if it turns out right. Afterwards, hit undo a few times
   so you get your ERT inset back exactly as it was.

You don't need to use the LyX math editor if you don't want to,
even if you write math in LyX.

Helge Hafting


RE: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-04 Thread Helge Hafting



-Original Message-
From: Tim Hutt [mailto:tdh...@gmail.com]
Sent: Mon 2/1/2010 7:54 PM
To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
Subject: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.
 
>Hi, I've searched but I can't find an answer: Is it possible to edit
>the source latex code of equations rather than edit the equations in a
>graphical way? I much prefer this method for equations and in my mind
>it is one of the things that makes latex superior to for example, MS
>Word.
>
>If this isn't a feature I'd suggest something like CTRL-clicking on an
>equation (also accessible by right-click->Edit Source) shows you the
>source of the equation and lets you edit it.

Others have shown you ways of converting a lyx equation to latex.

However, if you prefer to keep your math in tex form all the time, 
just use the ERT inset. Into it you can write any valid latex, including
latex math. And unlike the math inset, it will stay latex code forever.
Except in the output, where it obviously will be rendered. 

Two ways to test the validity of such latex code:
1. view->pdf. Simple, but slow if you have a big document
2. Put the cursor first in the tex-box, hit delete to dissolve it.
   The latex code becomes normal text. Mark it, and hit ctrl+M to
   see if it turns out right. Afterwards, hit "undo" a few times
   so you get your ERT inset back exactly as it was.

You don't need to use the LyX math editor if you don't want to,
even if you write math in LyX.

Helge Hafting


Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-02 Thread Guenter Milde
On 2010-02-01, rgheck wrote:
 On 02/01/2010 02:29 PM, Tim Hutt wrote:
 On 1 February 2010 19:22, rgheckrgh...@bobjweil.com  wrote:


 ... All you have to do is have a special mode where LyX displays the
 raw LaTeX, which it knows how to generate. This would be kind of like
 the preview mode, where it displays a little picture. Switching back
 to LyX mode would then read the LaTeX---LyX knows how to do this in
 the math case---and display the LyX form.

How about a consistent behaviour of ERT, math, note, and other insets:

  If the cursor is on the very beginning and you press Backspace, the
  inset is dissolved and the content inserted as normal text.
  
Currently, this works with ERT, ... but not math (where the cursor just
moves out of the box).

This way, you can convert an equation to the source text (which might
be desirable for copying as well).

The other way round is already implemented: Mark a valid math
expression (like \sin(x)) and press Ctrl-M.

(Having to mark the equation before the (back)conversion might be a
disadvantage over a toggle. However, a toggle and a separate raw math
state would need to be programmed and remembered separately.
For heavy users I'd recommend a command sequence that sets a bookmark
(or two) before the math-text conversion.)
 

Günter




RE: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-02 Thread Vincent van Ravesteijn - TNW
This way, you can convert an equation to the source text
(which might be desirable for copying as well).

The other way round is already implemented: Mark a valid
math expression (like \sin(x)) and press Ctrl-M.


If you select the math contents and paste it in text, you'll see the
LaTeX code. 

I once made something to convert it to LaTeX and back, but the math
editor is that well that I doubted it would be very useful.

Vincent


Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-02 Thread Guenter Milde
On 2010-02-02, Vincent van Ravesteijn - TNW wrote:
This way, you can convert an equation to the source text

 If you select the math contents and paste it in text, you'll see the
 LaTeX code. 

This used to work with the mouse only in former versions, but it's
fixed now to work also via keybindings.

The other way round is already implemented: Mark a valid
math expression (like \sin(x)) and press Ctrl-M.

 I once made something to convert it to LaTeX and back, but the math
 editor is that well that I doubted it would be very useful.

It might be usefull for cleanup and nested constructs, where the LaTeX
code can be clearer than the nested box corners...

However, as the two-way conversion is already implemented,
I just suggest to let the Backspace at first position act
like in other insets (i.e. dissolving the inset).


Günter




Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-02 Thread Guenter Milde
On 2010-02-01, rgheck wrote:
 On 02/01/2010 02:29 PM, Tim Hutt wrote:
 On 1 February 2010 19:22, rgheckrgh...@bobjweil.com  wrote:


 ... All you have to do is have a special mode where LyX displays the
 raw LaTeX, which it knows how to generate. This would be kind of like
 the preview mode, where it displays a little picture. Switching back
 to LyX mode would then read the LaTeX---LyX knows how to do this in
 the math case---and display the LyX form.

How about a consistent behaviour of ERT, math, note, and other insets:

  If the cursor is on the very beginning and you press Backspace, the
  inset is dissolved and the content inserted as normal text.
  
Currently, this works with ERT, ... but not math (where the cursor just
moves out of the box).

This way, you can convert an equation to the source text (which might
be desirable for copying as well).

The other way round is already implemented: Mark a valid math
expression (like \sin(x)) and press Ctrl-M.

(Having to mark the equation before the (back)conversion might be a
disadvantage over a toggle. However, a toggle and a separate raw math
state would need to be programmed and remembered separately.
For heavy users I'd recommend a command sequence that sets a bookmark
(or two) before the math-text conversion.)
 

Günter




RE: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-02 Thread Vincent van Ravesteijn - TNW
This way, you can convert an equation to the source text
(which might be desirable for copying as well).

The other way round is already implemented: Mark a valid
math expression (like \sin(x)) and press Ctrl-M.


If you select the math contents and paste it in text, you'll see the
LaTeX code. 

I once made something to convert it to LaTeX and back, but the math
editor is that well that I doubted it would be very useful.

Vincent


Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-02 Thread Guenter Milde
On 2010-02-02, Vincent van Ravesteijn - TNW wrote:
This way, you can convert an equation to the source text

 If you select the math contents and paste it in text, you'll see the
 LaTeX code. 

This used to work with the mouse only in former versions, but it's
fixed now to work also via keybindings.

The other way round is already implemented: Mark a valid
math expression (like \sin(x)) and press Ctrl-M.

 I once made something to convert it to LaTeX and back, but the math
 editor is that well that I doubted it would be very useful.

It might be usefull for cleanup and nested constructs, where the LaTeX
code can be clearer than the nested box corners...

However, as the two-way conversion is already implemented,
I just suggest to let the Backspace at first position act
like in other insets (i.e. dissolving the inset).


Günter




Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-02 Thread Guenter Milde
On 2010-02-01, rgheck wrote:
> On 02/01/2010 02:29 PM, Tim Hutt wrote:
>> On 1 February 2010 19:22, rgheck  wrote:


> ... All you have to do is have a special mode where LyX displays the
> raw LaTeX, which it knows how to generate. This would be kind of like
> the "preview" mode, where it displays a little picture. Switching back
> to "LyX" mode would then read the LaTeX---LyX knows how to do this in
> the math case---and display the LyX form.

How about a consistent behaviour of ERT, math, note, and other insets:

  If the cursor is on the very beginning and you press Backspace, the
  inset is dissolved and the content inserted as normal text.
  
Currently, this works with ERT, ... but not math (where the cursor just
moves out of the box).

This way, you can convert an equation to the source text (which might
be desirable for copying as well).

The other way round is already implemented: Mark a valid math
expression (like \sin(x)) and press Ctrl-M.

(Having to mark the equation before the (back)conversion might be a
disadvantage over a toggle. However, a toggle and a separate "raw math"
state would need to be programmed and remembered separately.
For "heavy users" I'd recommend a command sequence that sets a bookmark
(or two) before the math-text conversion.)
 

Günter




RE: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-02 Thread Vincent van Ravesteijn - TNW
>This way, you can convert an equation to the source text
>(which might be desirable for copying as well).
>
>The other way round is already implemented: Mark a valid
>math expression (like \sin(x)) and press Ctrl-M.
>

If you select the math contents and paste it in text, you'll see the
LaTeX code. 

I once made something to convert it to LaTeX and back, but the math
editor is that well that I doubted it would be very useful.

Vincent


Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-02 Thread Guenter Milde
On 2010-02-02, Vincent van Ravesteijn - TNW wrote:
>>This way, you can convert an equation to the source text

> If you select the math contents and paste it in text, you'll see the
> LaTeX code. 

This used to work with the mouse only in former versions, but it's
fixed now to work also via keybindings.

>>The other way round is already implemented: Mark a valid
>>math expression (like \sin(x)) and press Ctrl-M.

> I once made something to convert it to LaTeX and back, but the math
> editor is that well that I doubted it would be very useful.

It might be usefull for cleanup and nested constructs, where the LaTeX
code can be clearer than the nested box corners...

However, as the two-way conversion is already implemented,
I just suggest to let the "Backspace at first position" act
like in other insets (i.e. dissolving the inset).


Günter




Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-01 Thread rgheck

On 02/01/2010 01:54 PM, Tim Hutt wrote:

Hi, I've searched but I can't find an answer: Is it possible to edit
the source latex code of equations rather than edit the equations in a
graphical way? I much prefer this method for equations and in my mind
it is one of the things that makes latex superior to for example, MS
Word.

   
This is possible. First, you can enter LaTeX code at the keyboard, and 
then LyX will display it as graphical. So just type Ctrl-M to enter 
math mode and then start typing:

2^x + \sqrt 3 = \frac ...
Anything LyX doesn't understand it will display as raw commands.


If this isn't a feature I'd suggest something like CTRL-clicking on an
equation (also accessible by right-click-Edit Source) shows you the
source of the equation and lets you edit it.

   
Try ViewSource if you want to *see* the LaTeX. There is no provision 
for editing it directly. However, if you really want to edit LaTeX, try 
this. Highlight just the *inside* of a math inset. Now exit it and 
paste. You should get the raw LaTeX code. Edit it. Now highlight it and 
hit Ctrl-M again.


The request for roundtrip LaTeX editing is longstanding and difficult 
to implement. But the math case is special and actually wouldn't be that 
hard to do. As the workaround just given shows, LyX can essentially do 
this already. So you might file this special case, of math, as an 
enhancement request here: http://www.lyx.org/trac/wiki/BugTrackerHome.


rh



Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-01 Thread Tim Hutt
On 1 February 2010 19:22, rgheck rgh...@bobjweil.com wrote:
 Try ViewSource if you want to *see* the LaTeX.

Ah yes, I did that in an equation and it is almost exactly what I want
- just need to be able to edit the text. Without looking at the code,
it doesn't look like you'd have to do much to make it editable. I
might have a go some time.

Cheers.


Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-01 Thread rgheck

On 02/01/2010 02:29 PM, Tim Hutt wrote:

On 1 February 2010 19:22, rgheckrgh...@bobjweil.com  wrote:
   

Try ViewSource if you want to *see* the LaTeX.
 

Ah yes, I did that in an equation and it is almost exactly what I want
- just need to be able to edit the text. Without looking at the code,
it doesn't look like you'd have to do much to make it editable. I
might have a go some time.

   
It's harder than you think, in the general case, because *reading* the 
LaTeX back is not trivial. In the math case, however, it isn't so hard, 
and it'd be easier to do it in the editing pane. All you have to do is 
have a special mode where LyX displays the raw LaTeX, which it knows how 
to generate. This would be kind of like the preview mode, where it 
displays a little picture. Switching back to LyX mode would then read 
the LaTeX---LyX knows how to do this in the math case---and display the 
LyX form.


rh



Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-01 Thread James C. Sutherland

On Feb 1, 2010, at 12:29 PM, Tim Hutt wrote:

 On 1 February 2010 19:22, rgheck rgh...@bobjweil.com wrote:
 Try ViewSource if you want to *see* the LaTeX.
 
 Ah yes, I did that in an equation and it is almost exactly what I want
 - just need to be able to edit the text. Without looking at the code,
 it doesn't look like you'd have to do much to make it editable. I
 might have a go some time.
 
 Cheers.

Note that another option to see the LaTeX code is to copy the math environment 
into a text editor.  That will give you the raw LaTeX.

James

Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-01 Thread Tommaso Cucinotta

rgheck wrote:

Ah yes, I did that in an equation and it is almost exactly what I want
- just need to be able to edit the text. Without looking at the code,
it doesn't look like you'd have to do much to make it editable. I
might have a go some time.
It's harder than you think, in the general case, because *reading* the 
LaTeX back is not trivial. In the math case, however, it isn't so 
hard, and it'd be easier to do it in the editing pane. All you have to 
do is have a special mode where LyX displays the raw LaTeX, which it 
knows how to generate. This would be kind of like the preview mode, 
where it displays a little picture. Switching back to LyX mode would 
then read the LaTeX---LyX knows how to do this in the math case---and 
display the LyX form.
One question: isn't it possible to handle this case like the other 
external-material objects ?


I mean, imagine you define another kind of external-material object, the 
External Equation type (e.g., a '*.eq' file), imagine you associate a 
text editor to such a type, and imagine you define a set of filters 
which just invoke externally LaTeX for computing the .eps of the file 
for both preview and print purposes. This way, for example, clicking on 
the image of the equation, would pop-up the external text editor on the 
.eq file, and after exiting it would be updated on the screen.

Wouldn't you achieve exactly what this user is looking for ?

   T.


Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-01 Thread rgheck

On 02/01/2010 03:44 PM, Tommaso Cucinotta wrote:

rgheck wrote:

Ah yes, I did that in an equation and it is almost exactly what I want
- just need to be able to edit the text. Without looking at the code,
it doesn't look like you'd have to do much to make it editable. I
might have a go some time.
It's harder than you think, in the general case, because *reading* 
the LaTeX back is not trivial. In the math case, however, it isn't so 
hard, and it'd be easier to do it in the editing pane. All you have 
to do is have a special mode where LyX displays the raw LaTeX, which 
it knows how to generate. This would be kind of like the preview 
mode, where it displays a little picture. Switching back to LyX 
mode would then read the LaTeX---LyX knows how to do this in the math 
case---and display the LyX form.


One question: isn't it possible to handle this case like the other 
external-material objects ?


I mean, imagine you define another kind of external-material object, 
the External Equation type (e.g., a '*.eq' file), imagine you 
associate a text editor to such a type, and imagine you define a set 
of filters which just invoke externally LaTeX for computing the .eps 
of the file for both preview and print purposes. This way, for 
example, clicking on the image of the equation, would pop-up the 
external text editor on the .eq file, and after exiting it would be 
updated on the screen.

Wouldn't you achieve exactly what this user is looking for ?

I think this might be useful in some cases, assuming you just included 
the LaTeX, rather than an image. But my thought was that it should 
actually be fairly easy to switch back and forth between LaTeX mode and 
LyX mode, which many people might like. And then you can do this right 
inside LyX.


Richard



Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-01 Thread Tommaso Cucinotta

rgheck wrote:
One question: isn't it possible to handle this case like the other 
external-material objects ?


I mean, imagine you define another kind of external-material object, 
the External Equation type (e.g., a '*.eq' file), imagine you 
associate a text editor to such a type, and imagine you define a set 
of filters which just invoke externally LaTeX for computing the .eps 
of the file for both preview and print purposes. This way, for 
example, clicking on the image of the equation, would pop-up the 
external text editor on the .eq file, and after exiting it would be 
updated on the screen.

Wouldn't you achieve exactly what this user is looking for ?
In fact, the attached patch achieves such behaviour easily. If you have 
a .eq file with a contents such as:


 \begin{equation}
   U = \frac{C}{T}
 \end{equation}

then you can do Insert-File-External Material-[Equation (LaTeX)], 
then select your .eq file. Now, if you have Instant Preview enabled in 
preferences, you can see the formatted equation on the screen. 
Furthermore, right-click on it and select External Editor and you can 
edit it with emacs.
The difference w.r.t. an ERT block is that you can see the formatted 
result on the screen (but editing through an external editor is not as 
comfortable as a collapsable inset).


Was kind of a learning excercise -- just in case anyone finds such patch 
useful (btw, I find the built-in LyX WYSIWYG/M equation editor 
extraordinary).


   T.

Index: lib/scripts/eq2eps.py
===
--- lib/scripts/eq2eps.py	(revisione 0)
+++ lib/scripts/eq2eps.py	(revisione 0)
@@ -0,0 +1,44 @@
+#!/usr/bin/env python
+# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
+
+# file eq2eps.py
+# This file is part of LyX, the document processor.
+# Licence details can be found in the file COPYING.
+#
+# \author Angus Leeming
+# \author Bo Peng
+# \author Tommaso Cucinotta
+#
+# Full author contact details are available in file CREDITS
+
+
+# This script converts a LaTeX equation (EQ) to Encapsulated PostScript (EPS).
+
+# Usage:
+#   python eq2eps.py ${base}.eq ${base}.eps
+# This command generates
+#   ${base}.epsthe converted eps file
+
+import os, sys
+
+# We expect two args, the names of the input and output files.
+if len(sys.argv) != 3:
+sys.exit(1)
+
+input, output = sys.argv[1:]
+
+# Fail silently if the file doesn't exist
+if not os.path.isfile(input):
+sys.exit(0)
+
+# Strip the extension from ${input}
+inbase = os.path.splitext(input)[0]
+# Strip the extension from ${output}
+outbase = os.path.splitext(output)[0]
+
+# Generate the EPS file
+print 'latex -jobname=%s \\documentclass{article}\\pagestyle{empty}\\begin{document}\\input{%s}\\end{document}' % (inbase,input)
+if os.system('latex -jobname=%s \\documentclass{article}\\pagestyle{empty}\\begin{document}\\input{%s}\\end{document}' % (inbase,input)) != 0 or \
+  os.system('dvips -E -o %s.eps %s.dvi' % (outbase, inbase)) != 0:
+  print 'eq2eps fails'
+  sys.exit(1)
Index: lib/external_templates
===
--- lib/external_templates	(revisione 33314)
+++ lib/external_templates	(copia locale)
@@ -159,6 +159,35 @@
 TemplateEnd
 
 
+Template Equation-LaTeX
+	GuiName Eq: $$AbsOrRelPathParent$$Basename
+	HelpText
+		A LaTeX Equation
+	HelpTextEnd
+	InputFormat eq
+	FileFilter *.eq
+	AutomaticProduction true
+	Transform Rotate
+	Transform Resize
+	Transform Clip
+	Transform Extra
+	Preview InstantPreview
+	Format LaTeX
+		TransformOption Rotate RotationLatexOption
+		TransformOption Resize ResizeLatexOption
+		TransformOption Clip   ClipLatexOption
+		TransformOption Extra  ExtraOption
+		Option Arg [$$Extra,$$Rotate,$$Resize,$$Clip]
+		Product \\includegraphics$$Arg{$$AbsOrRelPathMaster$$Basename}
+		UpdateFormat eps
+		UpdateResult $$AbsPath$$Basename.eps
+		Requirement graphicx
+		ReferencedFile latex $$AbsPath$$Basename.eps
+		ReferencedFile dvi   $$AbsPath$$Basename.eps
+	FormatEnd
+TemplateEnd
+
+
 Template ChessDiagram
 	GuiName Chess: $$AbsOrRelPathParent$$Basename
 	HelpText
Index: lib/configure.py
===
--- lib/configure.py	(revisione 33314)
+++ lib/configure.py	(copia locale)
@@ -507,6 +507,7 @@
 \Format sweave RnwSweaveS   %%document
 \Format lilypond   ly LilyPond music 	%%	vector
 \Format latex  texLaTeX (plain) L  	%%	document
+\Format eq eq Equation (LaTeX)  L  	%%	document
 \Format pdflatex   texLaTeX (pdflatex)   	%%	document
 \Format xetex  texLaTeX (XeTeX)  	%%	document
 \Format text   txtPlain texta  	%%	document
@@ -585,6 +586,9 @@
 
 def checkConverterEntries():
 ''' Check all converters (\converter entries) '''
+addToRC(r'''\converter eq epspython -tt $$s/scripts/eq2eps.py $$i $$o	
+''')
+
 checkProg('the pdflatex program', ['pdflatex $$i'],
   

Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-01 Thread rgheck

On 02/01/2010 05:42 PM, Tommaso Cucinotta wrote:

rgheck wrote:
One question: isn't it possible to handle this case like the other 
external-material objects ?


I mean, imagine you define another kind of external-material object, 
the External Equation type (e.g., a '*.eq' file), imagine you 
associate a text editor to such a type, and imagine you define a set 
of filters which just invoke externally LaTeX for computing the .eps 
of the file for both preview and print purposes. This way, for 
example, clicking on the image of the equation, would pop-up the 
external text editor on the .eq file, and after exiting it would be 
updated on the screen.

Wouldn't you achieve exactly what this user is looking for ?
In fact, the attached patch achieves such behaviour easily. If you 
have a .eq file with a contents such as:


 \begin{equation}
   U = \frac{C}{T}
 \end{equation}

then you can do Insert-File-External Material-[Equation (LaTeX)], 
then select your .eq file. Now, if you have Instant Preview enabled 
in preferences, you can see the formatted equation on the screen. 
Furthermore, right-click on it and select External Editor and you 
can edit it with emacs.
The difference w.r.t. an ERT block is that you can see the formatted 
result on the screen (but editing through an external editor is not as 
comfortable as a collapsable inset).


Was kind of a learning excercise -- just in case anyone finds such 
patch useful (btw, I find the built-in LyX WYSIWYG/M equation editor 
extraordinary).


I think you should post this to devel and commit it. In the case of very 
complex equations, which would basically be nothing but ERT, it could be 
very useful. LyX can handle it, of course, but perhaps not with the 
kinds of comments and so forth one might want. I'm sure there are some 
people in this sort of predicament.


I hate to be greedy here, but does this handle math macros defined 
earlier in the document? That would be a good addition, if not. And it 
would, as it happens, allow me to use exactly this script for exporting 
little math images during XHTML output (if someone wanted a given 
equation to be output that way).


Richard



Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-01 Thread Vincent


The difference w.r.t. an ERT block is that you can see the formatted 
result on the screen (but editing through an external editor is not as 
comfortable as a collapsable inset).



Remember I have the InsetPreview in my back pocket :)

I didn't follow the thread further, so I don't know what the question 
is/was, but it seems perfect that with the InsetPreview, you can 
generate a preview of an ERT.


Vincent



Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-01 Thread rgheck

On 02/01/2010 01:54 PM, Tim Hutt wrote:

Hi, I've searched but I can't find an answer: Is it possible to edit
the source latex code of equations rather than edit the equations in a
graphical way? I much prefer this method for equations and in my mind
it is one of the things that makes latex superior to for example, MS
Word.

   
This is possible. First, you can enter LaTeX code at the keyboard, and 
then LyX will display it as graphical. So just type Ctrl-M to enter 
math mode and then start typing:

2^x + \sqrt 3 = \frac ...
Anything LyX doesn't understand it will display as raw commands.


If this isn't a feature I'd suggest something like CTRL-clicking on an
equation (also accessible by right-click-Edit Source) shows you the
source of the equation and lets you edit it.

   
Try ViewSource if you want to *see* the LaTeX. There is no provision 
for editing it directly. However, if you really want to edit LaTeX, try 
this. Highlight just the *inside* of a math inset. Now exit it and 
paste. You should get the raw LaTeX code. Edit it. Now highlight it and 
hit Ctrl-M again.


The request for roundtrip LaTeX editing is longstanding and difficult 
to implement. But the math case is special and actually wouldn't be that 
hard to do. As the workaround just given shows, LyX can essentially do 
this already. So you might file this special case, of math, as an 
enhancement request here: http://www.lyx.org/trac/wiki/BugTrackerHome.


rh



Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-01 Thread Tim Hutt
On 1 February 2010 19:22, rgheck rgh...@bobjweil.com wrote:
 Try ViewSource if you want to *see* the LaTeX.

Ah yes, I did that in an equation and it is almost exactly what I want
- just need to be able to edit the text. Without looking at the code,
it doesn't look like you'd have to do much to make it editable. I
might have a go some time.

Cheers.


Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-01 Thread rgheck

On 02/01/2010 02:29 PM, Tim Hutt wrote:

On 1 February 2010 19:22, rgheckrgh...@bobjweil.com  wrote:
   

Try ViewSource if you want to *see* the LaTeX.
 

Ah yes, I did that in an equation and it is almost exactly what I want
- just need to be able to edit the text. Without looking at the code,
it doesn't look like you'd have to do much to make it editable. I
might have a go some time.

   
It's harder than you think, in the general case, because *reading* the 
LaTeX back is not trivial. In the math case, however, it isn't so hard, 
and it'd be easier to do it in the editing pane. All you have to do is 
have a special mode where LyX displays the raw LaTeX, which it knows how 
to generate. This would be kind of like the preview mode, where it 
displays a little picture. Switching back to LyX mode would then read 
the LaTeX---LyX knows how to do this in the math case---and display the 
LyX form.


rh



Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-01 Thread James C. Sutherland

On Feb 1, 2010, at 12:29 PM, Tim Hutt wrote:

 On 1 February 2010 19:22, rgheck rgh...@bobjweil.com wrote:
 Try ViewSource if you want to *see* the LaTeX.
 
 Ah yes, I did that in an equation and it is almost exactly what I want
 - just need to be able to edit the text. Without looking at the code,
 it doesn't look like you'd have to do much to make it editable. I
 might have a go some time.
 
 Cheers.

Note that another option to see the LaTeX code is to copy the math environment 
into a text editor.  That will give you the raw LaTeX.

James

Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-01 Thread Tommaso Cucinotta

rgheck wrote:

Ah yes, I did that in an equation and it is almost exactly what I want
- just need to be able to edit the text. Without looking at the code,
it doesn't look like you'd have to do much to make it editable. I
might have a go some time.
It's harder than you think, in the general case, because *reading* the 
LaTeX back is not trivial. In the math case, however, it isn't so 
hard, and it'd be easier to do it in the editing pane. All you have to 
do is have a special mode where LyX displays the raw LaTeX, which it 
knows how to generate. This would be kind of like the preview mode, 
where it displays a little picture. Switching back to LyX mode would 
then read the LaTeX---LyX knows how to do this in the math case---and 
display the LyX form.
One question: isn't it possible to handle this case like the other 
external-material objects ?


I mean, imagine you define another kind of external-material object, the 
External Equation type (e.g., a '*.eq' file), imagine you associate a 
text editor to such a type, and imagine you define a set of filters 
which just invoke externally LaTeX for computing the .eps of the file 
for both preview and print purposes. This way, for example, clicking on 
the image of the equation, would pop-up the external text editor on the 
.eq file, and after exiting it would be updated on the screen.

Wouldn't you achieve exactly what this user is looking for ?

   T.


Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-01 Thread rgheck

On 02/01/2010 03:44 PM, Tommaso Cucinotta wrote:

rgheck wrote:

Ah yes, I did that in an equation and it is almost exactly what I want
- just need to be able to edit the text. Without looking at the code,
it doesn't look like you'd have to do much to make it editable. I
might have a go some time.
It's harder than you think, in the general case, because *reading* 
the LaTeX back is not trivial. In the math case, however, it isn't so 
hard, and it'd be easier to do it in the editing pane. All you have 
to do is have a special mode where LyX displays the raw LaTeX, which 
it knows how to generate. This would be kind of like the preview 
mode, where it displays a little picture. Switching back to LyX 
mode would then read the LaTeX---LyX knows how to do this in the math 
case---and display the LyX form.


One question: isn't it possible to handle this case like the other 
external-material objects ?


I mean, imagine you define another kind of external-material object, 
the External Equation type (e.g., a '*.eq' file), imagine you 
associate a text editor to such a type, and imagine you define a set 
of filters which just invoke externally LaTeX for computing the .eps 
of the file for both preview and print purposes. This way, for 
example, clicking on the image of the equation, would pop-up the 
external text editor on the .eq file, and after exiting it would be 
updated on the screen.

Wouldn't you achieve exactly what this user is looking for ?

I think this might be useful in some cases, assuming you just included 
the LaTeX, rather than an image. But my thought was that it should 
actually be fairly easy to switch back and forth between LaTeX mode and 
LyX mode, which many people might like. And then you can do this right 
inside LyX.


Richard



Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-01 Thread Tommaso Cucinotta

rgheck wrote:
One question: isn't it possible to handle this case like the other 
external-material objects ?


I mean, imagine you define another kind of external-material object, 
the External Equation type (e.g., a '*.eq' file), imagine you 
associate a text editor to such a type, and imagine you define a set 
of filters which just invoke externally LaTeX for computing the .eps 
of the file for both preview and print purposes. This way, for 
example, clicking on the image of the equation, would pop-up the 
external text editor on the .eq file, and after exiting it would be 
updated on the screen.

Wouldn't you achieve exactly what this user is looking for ?
In fact, the attached patch achieves such behaviour easily. If you have 
a .eq file with a contents such as:


 \begin{equation}
   U = \frac{C}{T}
 \end{equation}

then you can do Insert-File-External Material-[Equation (LaTeX)], 
then select your .eq file. Now, if you have Instant Preview enabled in 
preferences, you can see the formatted equation on the screen. 
Furthermore, right-click on it and select External Editor and you can 
edit it with emacs.
The difference w.r.t. an ERT block is that you can see the formatted 
result on the screen (but editing through an external editor is not as 
comfortable as a collapsable inset).


Was kind of a learning excercise -- just in case anyone finds such patch 
useful (btw, I find the built-in LyX WYSIWYG/M equation editor 
extraordinary).


   T.

Index: lib/scripts/eq2eps.py
===
--- lib/scripts/eq2eps.py	(revisione 0)
+++ lib/scripts/eq2eps.py	(revisione 0)
@@ -0,0 +1,44 @@
+#!/usr/bin/env python
+# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
+
+# file eq2eps.py
+# This file is part of LyX, the document processor.
+# Licence details can be found in the file COPYING.
+#
+# \author Angus Leeming
+# \author Bo Peng
+# \author Tommaso Cucinotta
+#
+# Full author contact details are available in file CREDITS
+
+
+# This script converts a LaTeX equation (EQ) to Encapsulated PostScript (EPS).
+
+# Usage:
+#   python eq2eps.py ${base}.eq ${base}.eps
+# This command generates
+#   ${base}.epsthe converted eps file
+
+import os, sys
+
+# We expect two args, the names of the input and output files.
+if len(sys.argv) != 3:
+sys.exit(1)
+
+input, output = sys.argv[1:]
+
+# Fail silently if the file doesn't exist
+if not os.path.isfile(input):
+sys.exit(0)
+
+# Strip the extension from ${input}
+inbase = os.path.splitext(input)[0]
+# Strip the extension from ${output}
+outbase = os.path.splitext(output)[0]
+
+# Generate the EPS file
+print 'latex -jobname=%s \\documentclass{article}\\pagestyle{empty}\\begin{document}\\input{%s}\\end{document}' % (inbase,input)
+if os.system('latex -jobname=%s \\documentclass{article}\\pagestyle{empty}\\begin{document}\\input{%s}\\end{document}' % (inbase,input)) != 0 or \
+  os.system('dvips -E -o %s.eps %s.dvi' % (outbase, inbase)) != 0:
+  print 'eq2eps fails'
+  sys.exit(1)
Index: lib/external_templates
===
--- lib/external_templates	(revisione 33314)
+++ lib/external_templates	(copia locale)
@@ -159,6 +159,35 @@
 TemplateEnd
 
 
+Template Equation-LaTeX
+	GuiName Eq: $$AbsOrRelPathParent$$Basename
+	HelpText
+		A LaTeX Equation
+	HelpTextEnd
+	InputFormat eq
+	FileFilter *.eq
+	AutomaticProduction true
+	Transform Rotate
+	Transform Resize
+	Transform Clip
+	Transform Extra
+	Preview InstantPreview
+	Format LaTeX
+		TransformOption Rotate RotationLatexOption
+		TransformOption Resize ResizeLatexOption
+		TransformOption Clip   ClipLatexOption
+		TransformOption Extra  ExtraOption
+		Option Arg [$$Extra,$$Rotate,$$Resize,$$Clip]
+		Product \\includegraphics$$Arg{$$AbsOrRelPathMaster$$Basename}
+		UpdateFormat eps
+		UpdateResult $$AbsPath$$Basename.eps
+		Requirement graphicx
+		ReferencedFile latex $$AbsPath$$Basename.eps
+		ReferencedFile dvi   $$AbsPath$$Basename.eps
+	FormatEnd
+TemplateEnd
+
+
 Template ChessDiagram
 	GuiName Chess: $$AbsOrRelPathParent$$Basename
 	HelpText
Index: lib/configure.py
===
--- lib/configure.py	(revisione 33314)
+++ lib/configure.py	(copia locale)
@@ -507,6 +507,7 @@
 \Format sweave RnwSweaveS   %%document
 \Format lilypond   ly LilyPond music 	%%	vector
 \Format latex  texLaTeX (plain) L  	%%	document
+\Format eq eq Equation (LaTeX)  L  	%%	document
 \Format pdflatex   texLaTeX (pdflatex)   	%%	document
 \Format xetex  texLaTeX (XeTeX)  	%%	document
 \Format text   txtPlain texta  	%%	document
@@ -585,6 +586,9 @@
 
 def checkConverterEntries():
 ''' Check all converters (\converter entries) '''
+addToRC(r'''\converter eq epspython -tt $$s/scripts/eq2eps.py $$i $$o	
+''')
+
 checkProg('the pdflatex program', ['pdflatex $$i'],
   

Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-01 Thread rgheck

On 02/01/2010 05:42 PM, Tommaso Cucinotta wrote:

rgheck wrote:
One question: isn't it possible to handle this case like the other 
external-material objects ?


I mean, imagine you define another kind of external-material object, 
the External Equation type (e.g., a '*.eq' file), imagine you 
associate a text editor to such a type, and imagine you define a set 
of filters which just invoke externally LaTeX for computing the .eps 
of the file for both preview and print purposes. This way, for 
example, clicking on the image of the equation, would pop-up the 
external text editor on the .eq file, and after exiting it would be 
updated on the screen.

Wouldn't you achieve exactly what this user is looking for ?
In fact, the attached patch achieves such behaviour easily. If you 
have a .eq file with a contents such as:


 \begin{equation}
   U = \frac{C}{T}
 \end{equation}

then you can do Insert-File-External Material-[Equation (LaTeX)], 
then select your .eq file. Now, if you have Instant Preview enabled 
in preferences, you can see the formatted equation on the screen. 
Furthermore, right-click on it and select External Editor and you 
can edit it with emacs.
The difference w.r.t. an ERT block is that you can see the formatted 
result on the screen (but editing through an external editor is not as 
comfortable as a collapsable inset).


Was kind of a learning excercise -- just in case anyone finds such 
patch useful (btw, I find the built-in LyX WYSIWYG/M equation editor 
extraordinary).


I think you should post this to devel and commit it. In the case of very 
complex equations, which would basically be nothing but ERT, it could be 
very useful. LyX can handle it, of course, but perhaps not with the 
kinds of comments and so forth one might want. I'm sure there are some 
people in this sort of predicament.


I hate to be greedy here, but does this handle math macros defined 
earlier in the document? That would be a good addition, if not. And it 
would, as it happens, allow me to use exactly this script for exporting 
little math images during XHTML output (if someone wanted a given 
equation to be output that way).


Richard



Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-01 Thread Vincent


The difference w.r.t. an ERT block is that you can see the formatted 
result on the screen (but editing through an external editor is not as 
comfortable as a collapsable inset).



Remember I have the InsetPreview in my back pocket :)

I didn't follow the thread further, so I don't know what the question 
is/was, but it seems perfect that with the InsetPreview, you can 
generate a preview of an ERT.


Vincent



Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-01 Thread rgheck

On 02/01/2010 01:54 PM, Tim Hutt wrote:

Hi, I've searched but I can't find an answer: Is it possible to edit
the source latex code of equations rather than edit the equations in a
graphical way? I much prefer this method for equations and in my mind
it is one of the things that makes latex superior to for example, MS
Word.

   
This is possible. First, you can enter LaTeX code at the keyboard, and 
then LyX will display it as "graphical". So just type Ctrl-M to enter 
math mode and then start typing:

2^x + \sqrt 3 = \frac ...
Anything LyX doesn't understand it will display as raw commands.


If this isn't a feature I'd suggest something like CTRL-clicking on an
equation (also accessible by right-click->Edit Source) shows you the
source of the equation and lets you edit it.

   
Try View>Source if you want to *see* the LaTeX. There is no provision 
for editing it directly. However, if you really want to edit LaTeX, try 
this. Highlight just the *inside* of a math inset. Now exit it and 
paste. You should get the raw LaTeX code. Edit it. Now highlight it and 
hit Ctrl-M again.


The request for "roundtrip" LaTeX editing is longstanding and difficult 
to implement. But the math case is special and actually wouldn't be that 
hard to do. As the workaround just given shows, LyX can essentially do 
this already. So you might file this special case, of math, as an 
enhancement request here: http://www.lyx.org/trac/wiki/BugTrackerHome.


rh



Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-01 Thread Tim Hutt
On 1 February 2010 19:22, rgheck  wrote:
> Try View>Source if you want to *see* the LaTeX.

Ah yes, I did that in an equation and it is almost exactly what I want
- just need to be able to edit the text. Without looking at the code,
it doesn't look like you'd have to do much to make it editable. I
might have a go some time.

Cheers.


Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-01 Thread rgheck

On 02/01/2010 02:29 PM, Tim Hutt wrote:

On 1 February 2010 19:22, rgheck  wrote:
   

Try View>Source if you want to *see* the LaTeX.
 

Ah yes, I did that in an equation and it is almost exactly what I want
- just need to be able to edit the text. Without looking at the code,
it doesn't look like you'd have to do much to make it editable. I
might have a go some time.

   
It's harder than you think, in the general case, because *reading* the 
LaTeX back is not trivial. In the math case, however, it isn't so hard, 
and it'd be easier to do it in the editing pane. All you have to do is 
have a special mode where LyX displays the raw LaTeX, which it knows how 
to generate. This would be kind of like the "preview" mode, where it 
displays a little picture. Switching back to "LyX" mode would then read 
the LaTeX---LyX knows how to do this in the math case---and display the 
LyX form.


rh



Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-01 Thread James C. Sutherland

On Feb 1, 2010, at 12:29 PM, Tim Hutt wrote:

> On 1 February 2010 19:22, rgheck  wrote:
>> Try View>Source if you want to *see* the LaTeX.
> 
> Ah yes, I did that in an equation and it is almost exactly what I want
> - just need to be able to edit the text. Without looking at the code,
> it doesn't look like you'd have to do much to make it editable. I
> might have a go some time.
> 
> Cheers.

Note that another option to see the LaTeX code is to copy the math environment 
into a text editor.  That will give you the raw LaTeX.

James

Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-01 Thread Tommaso Cucinotta

rgheck wrote:

Ah yes, I did that in an equation and it is almost exactly what I want
- just need to be able to edit the text. Without looking at the code,
it doesn't look like you'd have to do much to make it editable. I
might have a go some time.
It's harder than you think, in the general case, because *reading* the 
LaTeX back is not trivial. In the math case, however, it isn't so 
hard, and it'd be easier to do it in the editing pane. All you have to 
do is have a special mode where LyX displays the raw LaTeX, which it 
knows how to generate. This would be kind of like the "preview" mode, 
where it displays a little picture. Switching back to "LyX" mode would 
then read the LaTeX---LyX knows how to do this in the math case---and 
display the LyX form.
One question: isn't it possible to handle this case like the other 
external-material objects ?


I mean, imagine you define another kind of external-material object, the 
"External Equation" type (e.g., a '*.eq' file), imagine you associate a 
text editor to such a type, and imagine you define a set of filters 
which just invoke externally LaTeX for computing the .eps of the file 
for both preview and print purposes. This way, for example, clicking on 
the image of the equation, would pop-up the external text editor on the 
.eq file, and after exiting it would be updated on the screen.

Wouldn't you achieve exactly what this user is looking for ?

   T.


Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-01 Thread rgheck

On 02/01/2010 03:44 PM, Tommaso Cucinotta wrote:

rgheck wrote:

Ah yes, I did that in an equation and it is almost exactly what I want
- just need to be able to edit the text. Without looking at the code,
it doesn't look like you'd have to do much to make it editable. I
might have a go some time.
It's harder than you think, in the general case, because *reading* 
the LaTeX back is not trivial. In the math case, however, it isn't so 
hard, and it'd be easier to do it in the editing pane. All you have 
to do is have a special mode where LyX displays the raw LaTeX, which 
it knows how to generate. This would be kind of like the "preview" 
mode, where it displays a little picture. Switching back to "LyX" 
mode would then read the LaTeX---LyX knows how to do this in the math 
case---and display the LyX form.


One question: isn't it possible to handle this case like the other 
external-material objects ?


I mean, imagine you define another kind of external-material object, 
the "External Equation" type (e.g., a '*.eq' file), imagine you 
associate a text editor to such a type, and imagine you define a set 
of filters which just invoke externally LaTeX for computing the .eps 
of the file for both preview and print purposes. This way, for 
example, clicking on the image of the equation, would pop-up the 
external text editor on the .eq file, and after exiting it would be 
updated on the screen.

Wouldn't you achieve exactly what this user is looking for ?

I think this might be useful in some cases, assuming you just included 
the LaTeX, rather than an image. But my thought was that it should 
actually be fairly easy to switch back and forth between LaTeX mode and 
LyX mode, which many people might like. And then you can do this right 
inside LyX.


Richard



Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-01 Thread Tommaso Cucinotta

rgheck wrote:
One question: isn't it possible to handle this case like the other 
external-material objects ?


I mean, imagine you define another kind of external-material object, 
the "External Equation" type (e.g., a '*.eq' file), imagine you 
associate a text editor to such a type, and imagine you define a set 
of filters which just invoke externally LaTeX for computing the .eps 
of the file for both preview and print purposes. This way, for 
example, clicking on the image of the equation, would pop-up the 
external text editor on the .eq file, and after exiting it would be 
updated on the screen.

Wouldn't you achieve exactly what this user is looking for ?
In fact, the attached patch achieves such behaviour easily. If you have 
a ".eq" file with a contents such as:


 \begin{equation}
   U = \frac{C}{T}
 \end{equation}

then you can do Insert->File->External Material->[Equation (LaTeX)], 
then select your .eq file. Now, if you have "Instant Preview" enabled in 
preferences, you can see the formatted equation on the screen. 
Furthermore, right-click on it and select "External Editor" and you can 
edit it with emacs.
The difference w.r.t. an ERT block is that you can see the formatted 
result on the screen (but editing through an external editor is not as 
comfortable as a collapsable inset).


Was kind of a learning excercise -- just in case anyone finds such patch 
useful (btw, I find the built-in LyX WYSIWYG/M equation editor 
extraordinary).


   T.

Index: lib/scripts/eq2eps.py
===
--- lib/scripts/eq2eps.py	(revisione 0)
+++ lib/scripts/eq2eps.py	(revisione 0)
@@ -0,0 +1,44 @@
+#!/usr/bin/env python
+# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
+
+# file eq2eps.py
+# This file is part of LyX, the document processor.
+# Licence details can be found in the file COPYING.
+#
+# \author Angus Leeming
+# \author Bo Peng
+# \author Tommaso Cucinotta
+#
+# Full author contact details are available in file CREDITS
+
+
+# This script converts a LaTeX equation (EQ) to Encapsulated PostScript (EPS).
+
+# Usage:
+#   python eq2eps.py ${base}.eq ${base}.eps
+# This command generates
+#   ${base}.epsthe converted eps file
+
+import os, sys
+
+# We expect two args, the names of the input and output files.
+if len(sys.argv) != 3:
+sys.exit(1)
+
+input, output = sys.argv[1:]
+
+# Fail silently if the file doesn't exist
+if not os.path.isfile(input):
+sys.exit(0)
+
+# Strip the extension from ${input}
+inbase = os.path.splitext(input)[0]
+# Strip the extension from ${output}
+outbase = os.path.splitext(output)[0]
+
+# Generate the EPS file
+print 'latex -jobname=%s "\\documentclass{article}\\pagestyle{empty}\\begin{document}\\input{%s}\\end{document}"' % (inbase,input)
+if os.system('latex -jobname=%s "\\documentclass{article}\\pagestyle{empty}\\begin{document}\\input{%s}\\end{document}"' % (inbase,input)) != 0 or \
+  os.system('dvips -E -o %s.eps %s.dvi' % (outbase, inbase)) != 0:
+  print 'eq2eps fails'
+  sys.exit(1)
Index: lib/external_templates
===
--- lib/external_templates	(revisione 33314)
+++ lib/external_templates	(copia locale)
@@ -159,6 +159,35 @@
 TemplateEnd
 
 
+Template Equation-LaTeX
+	GuiName "Eq: $$AbsOrRelPathParent$$Basename"
+	HelpText
+		A LaTeX Equation
+	HelpTextEnd
+	InputFormat eq
+	FileFilter "*.eq"
+	AutomaticProduction true
+	Transform Rotate
+	Transform Resize
+	Transform Clip
+	Transform Extra
+	Preview InstantPreview
+	Format LaTeX
+		TransformOption Rotate RotationLatexOption
+		TransformOption Resize ResizeLatexOption
+		TransformOption Clip   ClipLatexOption
+		TransformOption Extra  ExtraOption
+		Option Arg "[$$Extra,$$Rotate,$$Resize,$$Clip]"
+		Product "\\includegraphics$$Arg{$$AbsOrRelPathMaster$$Basename}"
+		UpdateFormat eps
+		UpdateResult "$$AbsPath$$Basename.eps"
+		Requirement "graphicx"
+		ReferencedFile latex "$$AbsPath$$Basename.eps"
+		ReferencedFile dvi   "$$AbsPath$$Basename.eps"
+	FormatEnd
+TemplateEnd
+
+
 Template ChessDiagram
 	GuiName "Chess: $$AbsOrRelPathParent$$Basename"
 	HelpText
Index: lib/configure.py
===
--- lib/configure.py	(revisione 33314)
+++ lib/configure.py	(copia locale)
@@ -507,6 +507,7 @@
 \Format sweave Rnw"Sweave"S  "" "%%""document"
 \Format lilypond   ly "LilyPond music""" ""	"%%"	"vector"
 \Format latex  tex"LaTeX (plain)" L  ""	"%%"	"document"
+\Format eq eq "Equation (LaTeX)"  L  ""	"%%"	"document"
 \Format pdflatex   tex"LaTeX (pdflatex)"  "" ""	"%%"	"document"
 \Format xetex  tex"LaTeX (XeTeX)" "" ""	"%%"	"document"
 \Format text   txt"Plain text"a  ""	"%%"	"document"
@@ -585,6 +586,9 @@
 
 def checkConverterEntries():
 ''' Check all converters (\converter entries) '''
+addToRC(r'''\converter eq eps"python -tt 

Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-01 Thread rgheck

On 02/01/2010 05:42 PM, Tommaso Cucinotta wrote:

rgheck wrote:
One question: isn't it possible to handle this case like the other 
external-material objects ?


I mean, imagine you define another kind of external-material object, 
the "External Equation" type (e.g., a '*.eq' file), imagine you 
associate a text editor to such a type, and imagine you define a set 
of filters which just invoke externally LaTeX for computing the .eps 
of the file for both preview and print purposes. This way, for 
example, clicking on the image of the equation, would pop-up the 
external text editor on the .eq file, and after exiting it would be 
updated on the screen.

Wouldn't you achieve exactly what this user is looking for ?
In fact, the attached patch achieves such behaviour easily. If you 
have a ".eq" file with a contents such as:


 \begin{equation}
   U = \frac{C}{T}
 \end{equation}

then you can do Insert->File->External Material->[Equation (LaTeX)], 
then select your .eq file. Now, if you have "Instant Preview" enabled 
in preferences, you can see the formatted equation on the screen. 
Furthermore, right-click on it and select "External Editor" and you 
can edit it with emacs.
The difference w.r.t. an ERT block is that you can see the formatted 
result on the screen (but editing through an external editor is not as 
comfortable as a collapsable inset).


Was kind of a learning excercise -- just in case anyone finds such 
patch useful (btw, I find the built-in LyX WYSIWYG/M equation editor 
extraordinary).


I think you should post this to devel and commit it. In the case of very 
complex equations, which would basically be nothing but ERT, it could be 
very useful. LyX can handle it, of course, but perhaps not with the 
kinds of comments and so forth one might want. I'm sure there are some 
people in this sort of predicament.


I hate to be greedy here, but does this handle math macros defined 
earlier in the document? That would be a good addition, if not. And it 
would, as it happens, allow me to use exactly this script for exporting 
little math images during XHTML output (if someone wanted a given 
equation to be output that way).


Richard



Re: Editing equations as latex rather than graphically.

2010-02-01 Thread Vincent


The difference w.r.t. an ERT block is that you can see the formatted 
result on the screen (but editing through an external editor is not as 
comfortable as a collapsable inset).



Remember I have the InsetPreview in my back pocket :)

I didn't follow the thread further, so I don't know what the question 
is/was, but it seems perfect that with the InsetPreview, you can 
generate a preview of an ERT.


Vincent