This is the blog of Dirk Lorenz.

I am a mathematician working at the TU Braunschweig and my official home page is this. My area of research includes especially inverse problems and the theory of regularization for these, mathematical image processing and optimization.

At this time this blog is still an experiment which is run basically for myself.

For the creation of my posts I compose my posts in \LaTeX and then use the Python script latex2wp to generate the WordPress code. I make the figures with TikZ (also in \LaTeX), convert them to png with “convert -density 300 …” and upload the pngs to WordPress manually. While latex2wp is pretty cool, I wish I had a better way to include the figures.

3 Responses to “About”

  1. Ronny Says:

    At least for the formulae there is a better way: http://www.mathjax.org/ . Though up to now i just hardcodedly added the JavaScript to the Theme-File header.php in my themes, there is also a plugin https://wordpress.org/plugins/mathjax-latex/ doing the trick. Then, in any html part just using \(…\) (or jjust $…$) renders the containing formula similar (quite similar) to LaTeX.
    Nevertheless, this does not solve your figure/TikZ problem, it makes formulae look nicer.

    Kind regards from Kaiserslautern,
    Ronny

    1. Dirk Says:

      Thanks for the tips. However, I have the blog hosted directly by wordpress – is it also possible to use the plugin that way?

      1. Ronny Says:

        I don’t have a direct wordpress blog (but my own installation); i think it should be possible; in your admin interface in the plugin area you can search for plugins or upload zip-files (from the plugin page above).
        If plugins are not available, you can still try to edit your theme and add the second code block from this page http://docs.mathjax.org/en/latest/configuration.html to your header.php (in the ).

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