# Category Archives: LaTeX

## Hello World!

First off, here are a couple of cool formatting tools that I ran into getting my feet wet with WordPress:

# Using Latex typesetting

Using in WordPress for nice typesetting of mathematical expressions is super easy (and one of the reasons I’m using WordPress instead of other blogging resources like Blogger). To do so just surround an expression in standard syntax with the $ symbol. For instance the following

results in what is likely a familiar expression if you have any experience with quantum mechanics

The &s=3 entry in the above statement sets the size of the expression (s can range from -4 to 4). For more info see the following link

# Inserting formatted source code

WordPress also makes it easy to directly paste formatted source code using the shortcode syntax:

Using the above syntax, you can display matlab code with highlighting. For example, replacing “SOME MATLAB CODE” above with actual source code…

function outPut = myFun(input1,input2) % THIS IS A COMMENT outPut = 1; for iI = 1:1000 outPut = outPut*input1*input2 / iI; endThere are a number of languages and options that are available under the shortcode syntax. For more info, see the following link.