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Proper hygiene for macros [duplicate]

I often use \def to define macros in my answers, but it concerns me that these definitions leak out of my answer and can affect the entire page. The potential ...
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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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Formatting Sandbox

Basically the same as Formatting Sandbox in Meta Stack Exchange, but since this and Statistical Analysis are the only two sites (I know) supporting $\TeX$ formatting, I believe we also need one here ...
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Guidelines for good use of $\rm\LaTeX$ in question titles

Motivation: Every once in a while, I find myself making edits like this one, where OP (likely due to inexperience in asking questions) has used display math mode (...
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Poll for MathJax macros that should be automatically loaded

Prompted by Geoff in comments to this question, I thought of creating a poll of sorts where we can propose macros/extensions that should be automatically loaded for our MathJax installation here. ...
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When is it ok to use \newcommand and \DeclareMathOperator?

As some of you may know, you can use \newcommand and \DeclareMathOperator to create new TeX macros. For example, ...
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Showstopper bug: MSE+MathJax unusable for 6 months with Chrome

For roughly six months or so, since around the latest MathJax deployment, the site has been highly unstable using recent Chrome versions (17-22) on Windows 7. I see guaranteed page freezes composing ...
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A possible bug regarding MathJax, previews, and the arctangent/tangent functions?

For context, I was making a tweak to GReyes' answer on this question, just cleaning up some formatting with the trigonometric functions. Specifically, I was turning ...
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Should I fix my 175 posts that use \newcommand without \begingroup?

A little over 4 years go I discovered that MathJax supports the $\LaTeX$ command \newcommand, and started to use it in my own answers and questions: this makes ...
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Should titles be included in begingroup..endgroup (similarly as posts and comments)?

Not too long ago, a Stack Exchange software was changed in such way that macros defined in a post are valid only inside that post (similarly for comments). It was announced in an answer on this meta: ...
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MathJax and iddots / udots or reflectbox

I wanted to actually sketch a matrix and needed the flipped version of $\ \ddots\ $, but I can't find a way to do it. Tried reflectbox iddots udots and all the crazy stuff you find somewhere at TSE. ...
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old \def definitions linger

It's possible to use \def, and it usually works. However, there's a problem in that the definitions stick around and there seems to be no way to get rid of them ...
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Specific Latex commands for user's account

I think it would very useful to permit every user to add to their profile a list of Latex command, so that they are readily at disposal. For instance, in all of my .tex files I add in the preamble <...
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Syntax to use \newcommand in a post

What is the syntax to use \newcommand in a post? I tried \$\newcommand{\foo}{1+1}\$ But this leave a blank line. Also, for severals ...
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What to do about comments with broken MathJax?

Sometimes one comes across content that has MathJax that does not render correctly. When it is a post one can edit it. But what to do about comments that have MathJax that does not render correctly ...

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