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(I tried this first at , but didn't get satisfactory responses.)

What is the best desktop application available now for running MathJax (or the equivalent) in the classroom?

I can't depend on having a connection to the web, so I'm seeking a stand-alone application. To be clear, I'd like to type as I talk and have the students see the typeset mathematics with as small a delay as possible. At the end of my lecture I'd like to be able to export the notes in some reasonable elegant way.

Just today I experimented with Qute ( ) - and found it barely adequate, though the lack of adjustable font sizes would make it illegible beyond the first few rows.

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Have you considered some real-time compiling/preview version of (La)TeX? (This exists but I have no personal experience.) For details on this however the TeX stackexchange site seems best. (Not for MathJaX however). – user9072 Aug 28 '12 at 2:10
For real-time preview latex software, you might find some ideas here: – Yoav Kallus Aug 28 '12 at 2:25
I think that this is off-topic for this site (not sure where it would be on-topic; if you went for live TeX then that would be on-topic at but if you insist on live MathJaX then you're more into programming or servers. In fact, what's stopping you setting up a web server on your computer and viewing a MathJaX page on localhost?). However, even more I think this is a bad idea. The danger is that you'll spend too much time concentrating on getting the maths to look nice and the students will get distracted. – Loop Space Aug 28 '12 at 9:21

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