Looking for a blogging platform that handles equations and code
February 27, 2015 11:58 AM   Subscribe

My friend and I are starting an academic blog. We will be posting equations and code snippets (mostly MATLAB), and are looking for a blogging platform that will allow us to enter them easily and display them nicely. Do you have any suggestions on what we should use?
posted by tickingclock to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Github Pages would probably be your best bet, and then your code could also just live in source control. Googling around, it looks like there are a number of options for putting equations in Markdown.
posted by rockindata at 12:10 PM on February 27, 2015 [1 favorite]

I know that Jacques Distler has hacked on Movable Type so that his blog will handle MathML.

There are a few MathML/Latex plugins for Wordpress, and there are about a bazillion that will add syntax highlighting to code.
posted by adamrice at 12:10 PM on February 27, 2015 [2 favorites]

I've heard that Wordpress is the default blogging platform for math-heads because of its support for exactly this. For example, it has support for LaTeX.
posted by clawsoon at 12:20 PM on February 27, 2015 [3 favorites]

Github's Gist is a great way to embed snippets of code into blogs.
posted by doctordrey at 2:52 PM on February 27, 2015 [1 favorite]

MathJax makes it really easy to insert mathematical formulae into HTML documents: you just add few lines of boilerplate, then LaTeX formulae between dollar signs.

You can use MathJax with Jekyll, which also supports syntax highlighting. Jekyll is a static site generator, so you write posts as text files (possibly in version control), then run it to generate HTML that you can then copy to your server.
posted by James Scott-Brown at 3:16 PM on February 27, 2015 [1 favorite]

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