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It's taking me a very long time to ask questions and respond on here, just because I'm having a hard time figuring out the syntax... Do any of you have suggestions?

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    $\begingroup$ continue to try you'll get used with the time :). Also a good thing to learn is to look at others syntax by clicking the edit button. Actually you have here (on MSE) a HUGE pool of examples :). $\endgroup$ – Surb Jun 29 '15 at 18:23
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    $\begingroup$ The old adage: Practice practice practice. Let me throw in Detexify. $\endgroup$ – Lord_Farin Jun 29 '15 at 18:25
  • $\begingroup$ @Surb Ah... so that really is what it boils down to, eh? I suppose I am already getting the hang of it a bit. I've only just started figuring it out yesterday. That's a good tip, looking at others' syntax through the edit button. $\endgroup$ – Keenan Jun 29 '15 at 18:34
  • $\begingroup$ @Lord_Farin Thanks! This will definitely come in handy. $\endgroup$ – Keenan Jun 29 '15 at 18:34
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    $\begingroup$ You might try have a look on older questions tagged mathjax+editor. $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Jun 29 '15 at 18:40
  • $\begingroup$ @MartinSleziak I didn't realize there was such a tag... thanks for the heads up. $\endgroup$ – Keenan Jun 29 '15 at 18:43
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Using an online editor may be helpful as you are beginning to learn the syntax. There are several editors listed in this thread.

After a quick glance, I like HostMath interface; it which offers palettes that get you over syntactical hurdles and leaves it for you to fill them in. (I don't use this, or any such editor myself.)

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  • $\begingroup$ What does WYSIWEG stand for? This is very helpful, thanks. @1999 $\endgroup$ – Keenan Jun 29 '15 at 18:44
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    $\begingroup$ @Keenan, the intended acronym was probably WYSIWYG $\endgroup$ – Barry Cipra Jun 29 '15 at 22:31
  • $\begingroup$ I built SaturnAPI to include Octave and MathJax. Check it out: saturnapi.com/fullstack/equations-and-matrices $\endgroup$ – FullStack Nov 12 '15 at 7:14

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