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Types two hours of latex in solution, clicks away from the problem box, loses all text.

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2 years, 10 months ago

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@John Muradeli @Agnishom Chattopadhyay This is definitely very inconvenient, and we are planning to improve this behavior. However, it might take us a while and in the meantime, if you will be writing a long Latex solution, you could use a preview program like www.writelatex.com. Suyeon Khim Staff · 2 years, 10 months ago

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@Suyeon Khim Hey, thanks for the link! But here's what I get:

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This is from my school computer which has administrative settings that block lots of things, so could be due to that. If I do it from home, it may be different. Meanwhile, I wonder if anyone else has such issues. John Muradeli · 2 years, 10 months ago

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@John Muradeli There was an extra dot (.) added after the url. If you remove the dot or click on the link (I converted the url from text to a link) it will probably work. Sam Solomon Staff · 2 years, 10 months ago

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@Sam Solomon Ooh woah what a dumb mistake.

Thank you!

(btw your edit's link is broken) John Muradeli · 2 years, 10 months ago

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@John Muradeli Haha, of course I would make that mistake... Fixed it. Sam Solomon Staff · 2 years, 10 months ago

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@John Muradeli Works for me:

writelatex.com screenshot

writelatex.com screenshot

. Suyeon Khim Staff · 2 years, 10 months ago

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Happens to me very often Agnishom Chattopadhyay · 2 years, 10 months ago

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@John Muradeli Sorry, I can't see the 3D Version there. If you can get an image of it please tell me, I will consider using it in my Valentine's day card.

In the meantime, I created this using complex_plot: Link

Agnishom Chattopadhyay · 2 years, 10 months ago

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@Agnishom Chattopadhyay OMG that's amazing!!!

Is it only possible on that website or can I use some other more convenient software to do it?

Oh and 3D I was referring to one of Wolfram's 3 variable equations where they advertised Valentine's Day discounts or something... But I think it plots not as cool as they advertise, but WOAH your heart is the epitome of 2D hearts :O John Muradeli · 2 years, 10 months ago

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@John Muradeli I did it with SAGE

You can run sage on the cloud with this

Just copy and paste the following code:

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def f(z):
    x = real(z)
    y = imaginary(z)
    return (x^2 + y^2 -1)^3 - x^2*y^3

complex_plot(lambda z: (1/f(z)*i^(z+1)),(-1.5,1.5),(-1.5,1.5),plot_points=50)

Edit the plot_points=50 line if needed for a better resolution Agnishom Chattopadhyay · 2 years, 10 months ago

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@Agnishom Chattopadhyay I actually get a pretty crappy quality with 50. Are you sure you used 50 and not 500? Or it could be my computer. So I basically kinda get it, but what's up with all the lambda z and 1/f(z) and stuff? Is this some computer programming jargon? John Muradeli · 2 years, 10 months ago

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@John Muradeli I used 300 or 500 but I suggested 50 because it is quicker.

f(z) has been defined in the code already. lambda is a programming jargon. It is just an way of writing a function without giving a name to it Agnishom Chattopadhyay · 2 years, 10 months ago

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I suggest typing your solutions on word or something rather than brilliant. Trevor Arashiro · 2 years, 10 months ago

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@Trevor Arashiro When I work with Latex I must occasionally click preview to see if I've fixed everything, and this is when my computer can lag and I'll click in a space below the problem box and then I lose everything. Thankfully I anticipated this happening and had the code pasted in an empty tab, though I did have to recover about 20 mins of work that I did not copy at the time.

Still, Brilliant needs to fix this. Imagine if I didn't save that thing? I'd go MAD! John Muradeli · 2 years, 10 months ago

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@John Muradeli @John Muradeli I think the best you can do at present is to copy it on the clipboard constantly. I do this, so if I accidentally click on 'back', I can still go back and click on 'paste'... Satvik Golechha · 2 years, 10 months ago

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@Satvik Golechha Some times I have to copy other sections of the text within the latex (like those that repeat frequently, ex. cuberoots and fractions and stuff), and forget to copy the whole thing... Besides I shouldn't be feeling like I'm on tip-toes on this. The text should remain even if I click away.

But for now, copying repeatedly will do. John Muradeli · 2 years, 10 months ago

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