# Writing Mathematics on an iPad

For the PC the *simplest* tools to write mathematics are probably the word processors with equation editors. Much better results can be achieved with LyX or Pandoc with some loss of simplicity.

## PC word processors with equation editors

- LibreOffice [2]
- Microsoft Word

## Slightly harder to use - but better results...

other options that are relatively simple, but sacrifice simplicity for a significant increase in quality

### LyX

LyX is a LaTeX document processor that combines word processor simplicity with high quality LaTeX layout.(Windows, Mac, Linux) *"LyX is a document processor that encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents (WYSIWYM) and not simply their appearance (WYSIWYG)." - lyx.org*

Pandoc (Windows, Mac, Linux) lets you embed LaTeX math in simple wiki-style markup to generate high quality results in PDF, HTML and many other document formats.

## Best results

### For PC

the best results are probably the LaTeX and TeX editors in that you get professional-grade layout, and style sheets for many journals. I have included those I am aware of for the major platforms.

### For the iPad

the best results will come from the LaTeX and TeX editors. (Listed below)

### NB Emacs org-mode will render LaTeX math

- but this might be more suitable for note-taking or document planning, rather than production of a final document.

## LaTeX editors readily available for the PC.

### _for Windows users_

- - [TeXWorks][4] (in the [MikTeX][5] or [TeXLive][6] TeX distributions)
- - [TeXnicCenter][7] LaTeX IDE (using either the [MikTeX][8] or [TeXLive][9] TeX distributions)
- - [Texmaker][10]
- - [GNU TeXmacs][11]

### _for Mac users_

- - [TeXshop][12] (in the [MacTex][13] TeX distribution)
- - [TeXpad][14] (NB also versions for iPad & iPhone)
- - [TeXWorks][15] (in the [TeXLive][16] TeX distribution)
- - [Texmaker][17]
- - [GNU TeXmacs][18]

### _for Linux users_

- - [TeXWorks][19] (in the [TeXLive][20] TeX distribution)
- - [Texmaker][21]
- GNU TeXmacs

## LaTeX editors for iPad

### _(La)TeX editor apps_

- TeXPad has mathematics edit/keyboard features AND cloud and device compilation
- TeX Writer mathematics edit/keyboard features.
- VerbTeX has and an extended mathematics keyboard AND cloud and device compilation

## Web applications

### (La)TeX Editors

These work both on iPad and on PC in any OS as long as a modern browser is available.

**StackEdit.io** [https://stackedit.io]

Stackedit.io deservers a special mention as it allows you to create documents with markdown markup, but supports Mathematics via MathJax to provide LaTeX mathematics notation.

[MathJax is a javascript library that can render mathematics from LaTeX, MathML or AsciiMath notation.]

### Word Processors

- CloudOn word processor web application includes an equation editor
- Oho writer includes a LaTeX math equation editor

## Other (non-editor) tools for writing mathematics

- MathPad
handwriting recognition (very cool) and LaTeX export.**mathematics** - Detexify TeX symbol handwriting recognition (one symbol at a time)
- MathBot TeX equation editor
- MathMagic Lite for iOS equation editor

(If you know of others, please let me know)

[1]: http://pandoc.org/README.html#math

[2]: http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/documentation/

[3]: http://pandoc.org/README.html#math

[4]: https://www.tug.org/texworks/

[5]: http://miktex.org

[6]: http://www.tug.org/texlive/

[7]: http://www.texniccenter.org

[8]: http://miktex.org

[9]: http://www.tug.org/texlive/

[10]: http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/

[11]: http://www.texmacs.org/tmweb/home/welcome.en.html

[12]: http://pages.uoregon.edu/koch/texshop/

[13]: http://www.tug.org/mactex/

[14]: https://www.texpadapp.com

[15]: https://www.tug.org/texworks/

[16]: http://www.tug.org/texlive/

[17]: http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/

[18]: http://www.texmacs.org/tmweb/home/welcome.en.html

[19]: https://www.tug.org/texworks/

[20]: http://www.tug.org/texlive/

[21]: http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/

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