I want to setup a private wiki to keep a structured journal with mathematical notes. It should be as simple as possible.

Here are the requirements:

  1. Simple. As simple as possible.
  2. Support math. Ideally markdown + mathjax/katex, since that's what I typically use to write math notes.
  3. Good search. It should have a search feature that I can use to quickly locate content based on keywords.
  4. Text-based. I want to track the whole thing with git.
  5. Instant preview, as I write, including math equations.

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Tiddlywiki seems to fit the bill.

It is a browser based local wiki that can run either directly from a single HTML file, or from a node.js instance, possibly allowing to use git with the text files.

It has good builtin tagging and searching capabilites along with extensive customizability.

It uses by default a local flavor of wiki markup, but can also use markdown.

Using the Mathjax plugin it can store math formulas

  • TiddlyWiki is really cool, but the interface is so messy, I can't use it.
    – Quidam
    Commented Nov 3, 2019 at 15:50

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