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MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference

(Deutsch: MathJax: LaTeX Basic Tutorial und Referenz) To see how any formula was written in any question or answer, including this one, right-click on the expression it and choose "Show Math As > TeX ...
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MathJax 2.6 beta

Today we are entering the public beta phase of MathJax v2.6 beta. We are asking you to try out the new output. Be aware, this one will offer a new set of fonts. I will allow Peter Krautzberger to ...
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The scope of \newcommand is the entire page

LaTeX on this site supports \newcommand and \renewcommand. This is very nice, but I noticed that the scope of these definitions ...
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Striking out equations

I wanted to strike out a part of an answer which I wrote earlier here. I tried using <s> </s>. This helps in striking out the text but the last two ...
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Mathjax 2.4 beta

We have deployed the latest Mathjax 2.4 beta on Math.SE. As with any beta release please post an answer to this question if you find any issues. We will be monitoring this thread closely along with ...
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How to make a remark when reputation is under 50 ?

Imagine I look at a question and have a remark about someone's answer, or just want some clarification about it. I naturally want to leave a comment. But being under reputation 50, I can't. Plus, ...
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Why does @someone sometimes disappear from comments?

I find the following occurring bug weird. When I post a comment I start with @someone. But for some reason this does not always get into the text. I get no error message but it is not there. In ...
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Spurious space within number

In this comment, the penultimate number in the list, $59930$, is displayed (in Firefox $11.0$) with a spurious space between the two $9$s. I made sure I hadn't inadvertently pasted any invisible ...
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Are picture environments not allowed in MathJax?

In a WordPress blog post of mine I used the following LaTeX code: ...
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MathJax bug upon page refresh

When entering this answer, everything looks good. Editing and saving also work fine. However, when I refresh the page I get $\color{red}{\textit{[Math Processing Error]}}$ for the line tagged $(3)$. ...
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“Big” TeX won't get hidden by `!>`?

I just posted an answer here but I am finding it impossible for >! to work with the \begin{align} environment. How can this ...
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Quality blocks enabled for questions

Questions are the lifeblood of any Stack Exchange site. But asking good questions can be difficult, for some people entirely too difficult to bother with. When the Trilogy sites reached traffic levels ...
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\varnothing does not work

I created a question with \varnothing to denote empty set. In the preview it played nice, but on the question page \varnothing was replaced with \emptyset for some mysterious reason. Why \varnothing ...
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Is there a sandbox where I can practice MathJax?

I'm looking for a sandbox to practice MathJax because when I write too long the MathJax doesn't appear in preview. So I need a sandbox where I can post texts and keep editing it without bothering ...
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Change the “sandbox” to allow for shorter questions/answers.

On this question: Interpret the conditional density $f(x\mid\theta)$, where $\theta$ is the parameter of the density.? I had reformatted the question. The OP asked in a comment how he can learn LaTeX. ...
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Something weird is going on in this comment

Could someone please tell me how I can fix or delete my second comment to Berci's answer in this question?
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What is the preferred way to escape LaTeX special characters? [closed]

Suppose I want to make a matrix. Then I need to end each line with a double backslash, to signify a line break. But Markdown will translate a double back slash into a single backslash, thus confusing ...
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Strange layout bug when line breaks at end of LaTeX

In my post here some LaTeX renders ok in the preview but incorrectly renders as "12eeeb8e-4fdb-47bf-abc4-2b56e87c5903" in the posted answer. Does anyone see what's wrong and/or how to workaround it? ...
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Mathjax issues, where to practice.

Is there any site where you can actually practice mathjax and where it shows how it looks like? Problem is that I can't post because the site keeps on saying" does not meet quality standards" problem ...
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How to repair a bad manipulation?

I've just posted a comment about the following question: $P(X)$ is locally compact if $X$ is? Unfortunately, I forgot a "dollar" somewhere, and the comment is unreadable. Moreover, this caused some ...
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Problem with unpaired [] in math mode in comments [duplicate]

The following text is typeset correctly in a post, but it seems to be broken when posted in a comment. (Markdown somehow interprets left [ as beginning of a hyperlink). ...
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Is there a way to practice Tex in Main without publishing my wastebasket?

I would like to learn the mathematics scripting protocol (Tex, or whatever). In support of that I would like to be able to do some practice with it in the exact environment it will be used, but I don’...
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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.