LaTeX markup in WordPress

I’ve just discovered you can use LaTex markup in WordPress.

Here’s the example they give:

i\hbar\frac{\partial}{\partial t}\left|\Psi(t)\right>=H\left|\Psi(t)\right>

It works for me!

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More experiments with [sourcecode] tags

Here is some code in a [sourcecode] in a post (rather than a comment) – it is a program to solve Enigma 1649. Subsequently editing the post seems to work OK.

def check(a, b):
  # check combinations below 120
  N = 120
  c = [0] * N
  for n in range(0, int(N / a) + 1):
    for m in range(0, int((N - a*n) / b) + 1):
      s = a*n + b*m
      if not(s < N): continue
      c[s] += 1
  if not(c[59] == 1): return
  if c[:60].count(0) < 2: return
  if len([x for x in c[:60] if x > 1]) < 2: return
  if len([x for x in c[60:] if x > 1]) < N - 60: return
  print(a, b, c[:60], c[60:])

# OK, let's assume a < b
for b in range(3, 60):
  for a in range(2, b):
    check(a, b)

Edit: Yes, this is the edited post. The [sourcecode] tags are successfully maintained. (In fact the post editor seems to be somewhat better than the comment editor).

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Problems with [sourcecode] tags.

I find there is a problem editing posts and comments which contain sourcecode tags.

I have posted about this problem at the WordPress Support Forums.

Here is some Python code that is a solution to Enigma 1646.

from fractions import Fraction
from collections import Counter

ms = Counter()
for x in range(15, 255, 15):
  for y in range(0, 195, 15):
    ms[Fraction(y - 80, x)] += 1

print(len([m for m in ms.values() if m > 1]))

The problem is when presented in the editor the line:

[sourcecode language="python"]

is presented as:

[sourcecode language=""python""]

Notice that the double quotes around python, become duplicated. Unless this is resolved manually before saving the comment, it will be messed up when displayed.

I will now reproduce the code in a comment, and then edit it and add one additional line at the end.

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