# Is the editing wikipedia “sand box” the same as MathJax located here?

Or is there a practice somewhere within math stack?

I will soon try for an account here, but want some practice. My Maple 14 LaTeX translator does not seem to be one hundred percent compatable.

There's no need for a sandbox feature, because when you type a question or answer the output appears immediately below the text box without any need to click 'preview' or suchlike. See the FAQ for more information on using $\mathrm{\LaTeX}$ on MSE.

For future reference, questions about features and functionality should be posted to the meta site, where this question is likely to be moved.

• Meta has a sandbox, tho. – J. M. isn't a mathematician Apr 7 '13 at 3:16
• @J.M. we actually have two sandboxen. The one J.M. linked to is for drafting long answers/posts (mainly useful for people with bad internet connections: this allows them to save their progress every few minutes before doing a final copy/paste, thus avoiding repeated bumps on the main page and avoiding automatic CW); there's also a second one for testing MathJax use. – Willie Wong Apr 8 '13 at 8:39

Significantly for the editing experience, Wikipedia's implementation doesn't work with ordinary TeX $...$ embedding of formulas, but requires $...$ instead, which works nowhere else.