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MathType Alternatives for Linux

MathType is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is LibreOffice - Math, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to MathType and eight of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to MathType are TexMaths, KLatexFormula, JMathEdit and EqualX.

MathType alternatives are mainly LaTeX Editors but may also be Calculators or Digital Painting Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MathType.
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  1. LibreOffice - Math icon

    LibreOffice - Math

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com

    Math is the LibreOffice suite's formula editor, that can be invoked in your text documents, spreadsheets, presentations and drawings, to enable you to insert perfectly-formatted mathematical and scientific formulas.

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    Most users think LibreOffice - Math is a great alternative to MathType.
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    This is a very easy alternative to MathType.

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  2. TexMaths icon

    TexMaths

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • LibreOffice

    TexMaths is an addon designed to provide LaTeX support into LibreOffice. LaTeX equations can be inserted as images (SVG or PNG formats) and the LaTeX code is saved into the image attribute for further editing.

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  3. KLatexFormula icon

    KLatexFormula

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    KLatexFormula is an easy-to-use graphical application for generating images (that you can drag and drop, copy and paste or save to disk) from LaTeX equations. It is written in Qt4.

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    Some users think KLatexFormula is a great alternative to MathType, some don't.
  4. JMathEdit icon

    JMathEdit

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    JMathEdit is an equation editor that helps editing complex mathematical expressions with ease.

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    Most users think JMathEdit is a great alternative to MathType.

    it is a very bad interface not user friendly at all

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    A good free alternative for ubuntu... easy to use, much better than LibreOffice equation editor

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  5. EqualX icon

    EqualX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    EqualX Equation Editor - is a powerful interactive tool that lets you create mathematical notation for word processing, web pages, desktop publishing, presentations in TeX, LaTeX

    EqualX Editor window Type LaTeX, and EqualX shows your equation.


  6. Apache OpenOffice Math icon

    Apache OpenOffice Math

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Math, part of the Apache OpenOffice suite, is a tool for creating and editing mathematical equations, similar to Microsoft Equation Editor (included in Microsoft Office). The created equations can then be embedded inside other OpenOffice.

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    Has minimal and generally useless mathematical formulae and/or symbols.

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  7. Mathematical LaTeX Helper icon

    Mathematical LaTeX Helper

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    This tool provides a very simplistic gui that renders LaTeX-expressions directly while typing and is able to copy the rendered images to the clipboard or alternatively save them to the desktop while maintaining transparency information.

    Mathematical LaTeX Helper on macOs
  8. LaTeXiT Replacement script

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
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