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I don't know why the LaTeX is not rendering. I tried removing the pictures. I tried copying the syntax from the Poincare entry more closely. I even tried taking out the statement about global warming. Nothing worked.

As for the images being PNG rather than EPS, Photoshop Elements keeps crashing on me for some reason.

> I don't know why the LaTeX is not rendering. I tried
> removing the pictures. I tried copying the syntax from the
> Poincare entry more closely. I even tried taking out the
> statement about global warming. Nothing worked.

In the first paragraph, you write:

$$\frac{a_{i - \frac{n}{2}} + \ldots + a_{i + \frac{n}{2}}{n}$$ .

The braces are not balanced. It should instead read:

$$\frac{a_{i - \frac{n}{2}} + \ldots + a_{i + \frac{n}{2}}}{n}$$

I tried creating a dummy entry with the same code as
yours, but PM wouldn't tell me what the error was, just
that there was an error. So I had to run LaTeX locally
to find this. In case you're interested, the proper
error message is

Runaway argument?
{a_{i - \frac {n}{2}} + \ldots + a_{i + \frac {n}{2}}{n}$$ is taken f\ETC.
! File ended while scanning use of \frac.
<inserted text>
\par

Thank you very much for taking the time to look at this problem. Now I wish that my mistake had been something more elegant, some subtle interaction of heuristics. I've now gotten the fractions to display like I wanted. Thanks again.

By now I hope you've had one of your grandkids come over and fix your Photoshop, perhaps you could get the illustrations of moving averages to show up. Have you tried uploading your images to your GeoCities website first and then bringing them to PlanetMath from GeoCities? That might solve the filename problem, but other problems might remain.

Thanks. One problem down, many to go. The GeoCities roundabout worked, the files are now properly named. The problem of the rendering engine being unable to determine the size of the graphics remains.

What do you make of this?

http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/MOMENTUM/534784/

"(RTTNews) - Apple Computer Inc. (AAPL | charts | news | PowerRating) gapped down a the open and has been climbing steadily . the stock is suddenly spiking higher and is bouncing off it's 50 day moving average."

I'm looking at it with Google Finance in 3-month view and I don't see how the moving average could be "spiking." If anything, a moving average would show that you should've sold Apple a couple of weeks ago and cut your losses.

Well, it has spelling and grammar mistakes, so I wouldn't trust it enough to make financial decisions based on it.

I don't know if Google offers this, but Yahoo! has both "simple" moving averages and "exponential" moving averages (I will have to find out what that last one is so I can add it to the entry). The 50-day simple moving average shows a gradual, steady rise from $87 to $90. Hardly "spiking."

I'd tell young people to hold Apple until it reaches the target price they called when they bought it. As for me, I'm too old to have any tech stocks in my portfolio. I don't think any of my mutual funds have tech stocks in their top 10 holdings.

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