Entering Math via the Linear Format

The previous blog post is on the cool math handwriting recognition shipped with Windows 7. The post includes a description of a race I had entering equations using the linear format with formula autobuildup against a member of the math handwriting recognition team, who entered equations using the Windows 7 Math Input Panel. Since the result was essentially a tie, you might like to see how I enter equations using the linear format. If so or if you’re interested in keyboard entry of math in general, run my first math video on You Tube or live.com. It includes a variety of tips that help you to enter equations fast and easily. In the video I’m not racing and, in fact, I somehow manage to restrain myself to be slow and pedagogical. I type in the binomial theorem and a definite integral useful in laser mode locking theory. Many thanks to MS External Research for producing the video.