…I'm a man of wealth and taste. My name is Freddie Witherden and I am a first year Physics student at Imperial College London. This summer I have the privilege of participating in Google's Summer of Code — working on externalising the Mathtex rendering engine which exists in Matplotlib into its own library.
Mathtex is a LaTeX rendering engine written purely in Python which is able to parse and render (to various formats) most mathematical expressions. While it is currently part of Matplotlib there are several projects and applications which would could make use of and benefit from it. Therefore I am working under the supervision of the Python Software Foundation to move the code into its own library.
Over the next couple of days — as time permits — I'll post some more information about the project, myself and what's involved.