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This WebSite and our name 'Code Cogs' reflects three key ideas:
- Providing core numerical ingredients need to build larger solutions, i.e. the numerical 'Cogs', which you'll find in our Library.
- Delivering numerical software in the form and language you need, rather than what we prefer to write in.
- Developing tools to simplify the creation and evaluation of mathematics, however it might be used.
Collectively, each part of CodeCogs is about reducing the complexity of numerical software and making technical solutions available to a widest possible audience. Science and Engineering does not need to be complex!
Gradually we are building a collection of World class tools that over time will interlink to form a powerfull suite that we believe will significantly simply the creation of numerical software. Currently this includes:
- The Worlds leading Online Equation Editor
- Provides an interactive interface to the widely aclaimed LaTeX markup language, which produces fantastic looking equations.
- Now supports output in MATHML format, the main standard being adopted by browsers and mathematical applications - except it vertically impossible to write MATHML freehand.
- Allows equations to be Embeding into other website, forum or blogs and evern copied into most desktop applications.
- An Open Source Numerical Library
- A dynamic website that anyone can add code to and licence code on terms that suit them.
- Written in C/C++ for performance and quality.
- Export wrappers for Excel, Python, PHP, C#. Fortran planned.
- A self validating website, with Instant Calculators that allow components to be tested directly through the website.
- An atomic code structure with allows users to license and download only the code they need.
- A reference library with fantastic worked solutions, helping users learn by example.
- Formula Render
- An Excel Add-in that allows formulas to be converted into nicely formatted equations.
- Allow complex formulas to be more thoroughly understood to aid documentation, debugging and testing.
- And a whole lore more...
Our History - The motivation
Started in 2004, the site has been designed in response to problems that we (its creators) had in finding a well-documented and easily-navigable library of numerical C/C++ code that was also affordable. In particular we wanted high-quality software that can be used in both commercial environments (where it can be incorporated into proprietary software) and into open-source software systems. Furthermore, we wanted an 'automatic' system, that allowed users to both submit code on their terms and license (and download) other peoples software as they need it. This is in direct contrast to other numerical libraries.
Having built an initial library of C/C++ code, we now wanted to make the library as accessible as possible to a wide audience (our underlying question we always ask ourselves is 'could our mothers use this?'). For this reason we have introduced into CodeCogs v3 Instant Calculators that allow most components on the website to be used through the site itself. Not only does this allow developers to test the underlying code, but for many users they can do all the calculations they need right through the website. For the more intensive users, components can also be downloaded as Microsoft Excel addins.
Over 2007, we started getting an increasing number of request from user wanting our Equation editor on their website. This was a system we developed to help us document our numerical pages, but clearly it had wider appeal. It soon became apparant that we we could allow anyone to use this system to create equations for the there website, forums and blogs. Today, the equation editor is used on well over 15000 website and we generate over 2 million equations a day.
Recognising the populatity of the equation editor, we turned our attention to Excel, which is another system where mathematical equations (or formulas) are central to the platform, yet we felt there was no nice way or easyily view them in a natural form. This has led to the create of our Excel Equation Render Addin (We're still looking for a better name), which has been trialed over 2009 and will be launched for Excel 2007 & 2003 in May 2010.
You might question how all of these products are related? At the most fundamental level, everything CodeCogs does involves mathematical equations, with our tools providing methods to visualise, manipulate and evaluate. Over this next year you'll see many more innovation that increasingly interlink our core products, and help Engineers and Scientists do more with less.
We greatly value your support and suggestions, so please contact us anytime.