[OS X TeX] LaTeX on iPad redux

David Derbes loki at uchicago.edu
Fri Apr 2 22:05:20 CEST 2010

On Apr 2, 2010, at 3:00 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Apr 2, 2010, at 2:22 PM, David Derbes wrote:
>> I started a thread with this title (or equivalent) some weeks ago.  
>> It became evident that while the iPad might not be an ideal machine  
>> for creating content, it might nonetheless be of interest to  
>> consider porting LaTeX to it.
>> Another poster, much more alert to the possibilities than I,  
>> wondered if an iPad might not be a very smart remote terminal.
>> It appears that such a program is about ready to be launched:
>> http://appstore.gearlive.com/apptapper/article/q110-wormhole-remote-ipad-review/
>> I have no connection with this program and have no idea how well it  
>> works if at all, but the notion of being able to run e.g.  
>> Mathematica on my home machine and see the results wherever I am  
>> makes the iPad a far more compelling purchase. If this program  
>> (Wormhole) works as advertised, there is no need to port LaTeX (or  
>> much else) to the iPad; one merely runs the OS X application off  
>> your usual machine and sees the results locally. At present this  
>> program works only for WiFi, but the developer seems to be working  
>> on the 3G version.
>> David Derbes
>> U of Chicago Laboratory Schools
> Howdy,
> It sounds interesting but I also noticed the date of the article. :-)

No, this seems to be legitimate, honest. How well it works is another  
issue entirely.

David Derbes
U of Chicago Lab Schools

> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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