[pygtk] Displaying mathematical equations

John Stowers john.stowers.lists at gmail.com
Wed Dec 13 16:45:47 WST 2006

I would generate a png using Tex directly and then reload that in the GUI

I think this is how the Latex Gedit plugin does things. You may be
able to borrow code from it


On 12/13/06, John K Luebs <jkluebs at luebsphoto.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 12, 2006 at 10:29:33PM +0100, Martin Remie wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > does someone know a way to display a math equation in a Glade/PyGTK GUI
> > on a label(well, or something looking like a label)?
> There are a couple ways. The good enough way, and the best way.
> One way is to use mimetex (google it). This is a fairly complete
> math expression parser that generates gif output directly. It should
> be straightforward to wrap it in python, if someone has not already
> done so.
> The finest looking output seems to only be had by using TeX itself.
> The way to do this is "obvious", that is running LaTeX, and then using
> a tool called dvi2bitmap to create your png (or other bitmap) format.
>  Regards,
>   John K. Luebs
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