Came across a link to this project yesterday and thought it was so good it was worth putting together a quick blog entry. As the screenshot to the left suggests, there is a big box, you draw the LaTeX symbol you wish to find in the box using your mouse, and hey presto it gives you a selection of possibilities, with a score on how close it thinks it is to your scribble (based on the training it has received). How cool? Very cool!

Written by Daniel Kirsch, this wonderful tool can be found at Detexify2 – LaTeX symbol classifier, just follow the link and have a play around.

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Mathematician at the University of Warwick in the UK with research interests in equivariant bifurcation theory and applications, especially in modelling of insect locomotion. Teaching interests include online learning and innovative teaching methods. Also in a past life has been involved in summer school courses, and online material, for Gifted and Talented. He has been active on the Internet since 1995, initially though his UFO and Michael Schenker website, but now through a multitude of projects.

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  1. Don’t know if you’ve seen this before but it’s also pretty cool:

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