Presenting equations

Written by  on August 8, 2013

It took me way too long to come up with a scalable representation of a tiny bit of math.  In order to log it for posterity, I figured, I’d describe it briefly here.  What worked was to:

  1. Generate the equation in LyX.
  2. Export it into HTML.
  3. Make it frickin’ huge in Firefox.
  4. Take a screenshot and crop it.
  5. Trace the bitmap in Inkscape using brightness cutoff 0.90.
  6. Save the path as a plain SVG.
  7. Import it into LibreOffice.

Just to be complete, here’s the equation:

Cout(t) =  − 1MQexp1 − 1 + 4DNT(s + g(s))2DN,
where g(s) = k1 − k1k2s + ke + k2 + a − abs + k1 − k1k2s + ke + k2 + b