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Post $\TeX$ remarks

  • I could not edit this page using my usual method (wikipediafs) so I could not fix the refs, could someone do it for me?
  • It might be nice to have some extra columns here
    • reference to the relevant paper
    • date of discovery
    • order in decimal
  • possibly allow sorting by some of these columns?

I am seriously out of my depth on this topic, so I will leave it to others to consider whether these are worth doing ... -- Jjg 21:12, 30 April 2012 (CEST)

This math is out of my competence, but anyway I wonder, why wikipediafs failed here? --Boris Tsirelson 21:34, 30 April 2012 (CEST)
Not sure, it may be a problem at my end, but now I cannot edit any pages via wikipediafs (even ones that I was editing yesterday). Very strange. --Jjg 23:29, 30 April 2012 (CEST)
I don't know anything about wikipediafs, but its /wiki/WikipediaFS#Disadvantages wp page says its version 0.3 does not work with current wp. I prefer working with browser extensions like "Edit with emacs" (chromium) and/or "It's all text" (firefox). --Ulf Rehmann 09:58, 1 May 2012 (CEST)
The most recent version works fine, it has the disadvantage that it must login to make each each "commit", and does not give a lot of feedback when it fails (the above failure was due to the recent login problems), but at least it does work -- I spent a full evening trying to coerce "It's all text" to play nice, and I really don't want to change browser just to edit a page... --Jjg 19:24, 2 May 2012 (CEST)

A lot of things could be added here. Each of the sporadic group names should have its own page. We only have the Mathieu groups as a distinguished page. --Ulf Rehmann 01:02, 1 May 2012 (CEST)

I like to propose that the word "group" be dropped from the second column and put in the header instead; eg $\newcommand{\d}{\cdot}$

The twenty-six sporadic simple groups
Notation Name (group) Order
$J_1$ Janko $2^3\d 3\d 5\d 7\d 11\d 19$

This is normal typographic practice in tables for units, for example. It would have the advantage that it would free up some horizontal space for other columns, as suggested above. --Jjg 19:24, 2 May 2012 (CEST)

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