Finally i developed my Ruby on Rails application, A Web Chat for Mathematics! Its’ called MathChat

MathChat supports Latex commands to draw complex mathematical symbols. If you don’t heard about Latex, here is a little tutorial about it.

And here is a little guide to deploy and run your own MathChat server:

In order to install the dependencies of MathChat you must do the follow in your *unix system (tested on ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10):

~$ sudo apt-get install ruby build-essential libopenssl-ruby libsqlite3-dev rubygems ruby1.8-dev
~$ sudo gem install rubygems-update --version=1.3.7
~$ sudo gem install sqlite3-ruby
~$ sudo gem install -v=2.3.5 rails

That setup an environment to run MathChat and give you the posibility to continue developing the application!
If you know about ruby on rails you can modify and expand the application as you want. It’s really easy.

To run the MathChat server in localhost:3000 just do this inside the MathChat directory:

~$ ruby script/server

Then go to localhost:3000 in your browser (I suggest Google Chrome for better performance) and enjoy MathChat!

MathChat is now hosted at


hg clone math-chat

And, finally a bunch of screenshots!

Regards, Juan Manuel

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