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Asymptote Support

I was wondering if Brilliant could implement asymptote so that we can draw diagrams and post them a little easier. Also, the $$ tags for latex might be a little better.

Note by Taehyung Kim
4 years, 2 months ago

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We would love to provide support for asymptote and other more complex packages, but there are serious technical issues, especially when considering people on slow computers and slow internet connections. We are exploring a way to make this possible, but we don't have a date for when it will be live.

Here is a hack that allows you to post images around Brilliant.org:

  • Upload an image to imgur or some other image hosting service.
  • Click on the uploaded image to get the direct link to the image (it should look like i.imgur.com/LeTersNumbers.jpg).
  • Copy that link, and embed it in your post by doing this ![Alt text](https://i.imgur.com/G66iLMC.jpg). Make sure that it says https is at the beginning of your image link. If it isn't there after you paste it, you can safely add it yourself.
  • Preview and Post!

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Silas Hundt Staff - 4 years, 2 months ago

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What's going on with the Asymptote project now?

Finn Hulse - 3 years, 5 months ago

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Not sure I understand. We have no plans to support it at this time since it would exclude to many people.

Silas Hundt Staff - 3 years, 5 months ago

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@Silas Hundt Okay. I was just asking if Brilliant will ever incorporate a feature (similar in nature or perhaps even Asymptote itself) where you can draw geometry problems and assist in aiding others with diagrams. :D

Finn Hulse - 3 years, 5 months ago

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@Finn Hulse Not soon. It is much more likely that we will implement the ability to take a picture of a drawing since billions of people could use such a feature easily (via their phones) rather than millions.

Silas Hundt Staff - 3 years, 5 months ago

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@Silas Hundt Ah, I see. That's actually a fantastic idea. :D

Finn Hulse - 3 years, 5 months ago

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Oh, it works!

I wanted to try it but when I clicked on preview, the image looked really small. But after posting the comment the image looks normal.

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Thanks for that!

Mursalin Habib - 4 years, 2 months ago

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I support both of these changes. The only thing we might have to worry about is places where $ is already used as a dollar sign. These will have to be changed to $\$$.

Jimmy Kariznov - 4 years, 2 months ago

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