ScientificTalk - Mathematics Discussions via Web

A profession-specific prototype tool for scientists, students and teachers to exchange information via a Web browser, using a display of math equations in a synchronous manner. It focus on users' interests in such things as mathematics and scientific notation. ScientificTalk is a Perl script for a standard multiway graphical Web chat. This CGI-based application is portable across platforms and allows the viewing of occupants, sending input to specific users, etc. While chatting on-line, it converts textual input or standard LaTeX into HTML. LLaTeX ist a popular computer language for composing formatted scientific text for high-quality printing. It has an external symbols keyboard as well as a composer and messenger window for the user input. There is no need for extra plug-ins or high-speed networks. All input is passed via text-mode only.

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