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Extraction of Math -expressions with OCR from scanned photos?

Extraction of mathematical expressions with OCR would enormously help communication like here. Is it possible do? Is there some way easily to write into LaTex without keyboard? Is there some way to ...
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Several complex variables tag?

I saw the following question, Sources on Several Complex Variables, and given the tag wiki: The theory of functions of one complex variable with an emphasis on the theory of complex analytic ...
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Having a place to ask questions on one's own paper

In reference to my post: Alternatives to arxiv Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya posted: . . . 3. Publicise the key points: Make a newsgroup posting, or create a question here or on Mathoverflow that ...
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Line-numbers or chalk-board to Math SE?

I would like to point out certain locations specifically by line numbers or by some marking, how can I do it in long answers such as here? It would help communication enormously. Chalks, where are ...
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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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Most Downvoted Questions

Does there exist any way to see the most downvoted questions in this day/week/month/year/of all time on here? I tried doing a search for "most downvoted" and found this, which suggests the "dual" ...
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Managing favourites

I'm a new user but my favourites are already becoming a bit cumbersome to go through. I imagine they may become completely unmanageable in a year's time. I was wondering if it would be possible to ...
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Is there a way to see how many users are currently active?

By active, I include viewing stuff. I know, that there is the Data Explorer. So are there queries that cover this? Otherwise I would request this as a feature.
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Tagging more than one person in a comment

I have noticed then when I first wish to tag someone in a comment with "@" upon typing say "g" choices come up like "gauss" or "galois" depending on which user is mentioned in the thread. However when ...
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Do I get my question back from CW status when I rollback?

I tried to show what I have already done and so I kept on editing my own question. I turned CW after 13 edits or so. Since it's a quite special question, I don't think it should belong there, but I ...
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New Google Plus logo is too bright? [closed]

I see that all the questions now carry a Google Plus logo, in addition to the Facebook and Twitter ones. However, unlike the older logos, I think the G+ logo is a little too bright: I can tolerate ...
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chat profiles no longer show time details

This may apply to more chat rooms, but it applies at least to the Mathematics chat room. In the past when hovering over the "last seen" and "last message" times on someone's chat profile, the precise ...
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Most upvoted and viewed questions

Is there any way to see the list of the most upvoted and the most viewed questions in this day/week/month?
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Search Function for Favourites

Recently I tried to go through my favourites for a question on rings. I can't remember when I added it, and realised that there is no search function apart from the sorting tabs above. Can a search ...
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Mobile site: getting rid of it

Is there a way to (permanently) get rid of the mobile versions of the site? Periodically SE decides to take me to it on my iPod and then I have to go back to the full site—this has happened many many ...
Mariano Suárez-Álvarez's user avatar
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Latex preview when initially composing an answer

When one starts writing an answer, it is not possible to turn off the live preview of the answer. This makes it rather painful when composing long, latex-rich answers. The only way around it is to ...
Mariano Suárez-Álvarez's user avatar
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Can the equation rendering delay be increased for editing posts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Feature request: user script or option to turn off instant MathJax rendering I'm sitting on a very low-end machine here and typesetting a question with equations results in ...
Tobias Kienzler's user avatar
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Accepting more than one answer

Why do we have to accept just one answer? I mean, in some questions there are lots of good answers which deserve to be accepted; why do we have a restriction on the number of accepted answers? I think ...
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Username change in @-notifications

math.stackexchange.com has a feature where we can notify users in the comments e.g. @Euler or @Klein. However I have noticed that when a user changes his name from say Euler to Gauss, any existing tag ...
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Philosophy as target for moving question

I voted to close this question as "off topic". The list of possible sites presented to me did not include the one I had in mind, the philosophy SE site. Having that as an option would be nice for this ...
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xymatrix/commutative diagrams [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to draw a commutative diagram? Today i wanted to include a drawing of a commutative diagram in my answer on math.stackexchange.com - but did not find any way of doing that....
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Is there a possibility of adding more statistics?

For example, it would be nice to see on what posts you've commented, how many comments you have made, ... Also, for the sake of badges, it would be nice to see a "progress" statistic on the badges ...
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Would it be possible to use something like Wikipedia's templates here?

DISCLAIMER: I've tagged this feature request, but I am aware that such feature will probably difficult to implement. But I'll ask anyway since, I'd like to know the opinion of other users on this. I ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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Add MathJax support to chat [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should chat have TeX support? Adding MathJax support to chat would be really helpful sometimes. Don't know what a performance impact that might mean though...
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Math does not render for tag excerpts in a couple places [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: MathJax in tag excerpts Math does not render in a couple places related to tags. Go to the "Tags" page on the main site and search for "lattice-orders". One tag will be found,...
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What to do with follow-ups to my comment to my own question?

I had a longish follow-up (with Latex code) to a comment I had posted for my own question. It wouldn't fit in the space for a comment, and it seems you can't put Latex code in comments. It wasn't ...
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Frustrating Down-votes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can a down/up votes be accompanied by a comment? I have been facing lot of trouble with the down-vote system, in the past people used to down-vote me as my english was poor, ...
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How to copy mixture of text and latex formulas in a comment?

Okay, I might sound lazy. When trying to copy mixture of text and latex formulas in an answer, it is always easy. I can simply click "edit" and copy the source. But when trying to do the same in a ...
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Answered questions that reappear

An example is here. In this case the answer is mine, but that is not the point. It just reappeared as Community 13 (is that how many times it has reappeared?). In this case, OP commented a couple ...
Ross Millikan's user avatar
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RFC: Chat Seminars

Myself, J.M. and tb came to a wonderful enlightenment on the chat recently. A few days ago, the chat went into a deep measure theoretic discussion and a separate room was spawned to keep the main ...
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Can we enable other LaTeX formatting commands? Not just math?

How can I enable other LaTeX functions to write formatted answers here in Math.SE? Tried, for example, to use an array \begin{array}{cc} \text{x[0]$\to $} & 1.000000000 \ \text{x[1]$\to $} &...
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Can we jump to attractive questions?

It would be nice to be able to jump to questions that have a large number of votes, but aren’t very old (in terms of last activity, not in terms of date of original posting). We could use a name for ...
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Overlapping Questions [closed]

Certain logical questions belong as well in Philosophy Stack Exchange as they do in Mathematics Stack Exchange. For example this question and this question both fall within the purview of both ...
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Is it possible to convert (and possibly download) the answers/discussions in pdf format?

First of all, I don't know if this is not a place for asking this question or whether it has been asked (I have searched before posting). My apology is these cases. I felt very often to save all ...
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Feature-request: Not allowing [homework] as the only tag to a post

Is it possible to make it so that the site will not accept a post that has homework as the only tag to the post? I know that this problem only comes up rarely (as discussed here, but if we can ...
Arturo Magidin's user avatar
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Be aware if someone other is writing an answer to the same question while you're doing so

Sometimes it happens that after being writing an answer to a question for some time, the question is answered by another user providing the same information one has written (i.e. the right answer...) ...
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$\LaTeX$ compilation on Closing dialog

In voting a question to be closed it is absolutely imperative to be able and inspect the details of the proposed duplicate and the original question. At times it is very inconvenient to open a new ...
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Undoing a downvote

I'm sure this has come up before, but a cursory search of meta didn't turn up anything relevant. On occasion I have downvoted an answer, but then the author edited it and I felt that it didn't deserve ...
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Global meta discussion of simple ways to automatically generate standard, smaller, image sizes

A proposal has recently been made on global meta regarding automatic resizing of images to a standard (generally smaller) size to improve layout and avoid the overhead and inconvenience of huge images....
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Question owner: author or editor?

This is probably a more general question, not specific to MSE. But anyway... The main page lists attributes questions to the last editor, which may not be the original author. I find this misleading ...
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Effect of time limits

If you click on "edit" on one of your comments before five minutes have expired, you can edit the comment and then try to save it. But if five minutes expire before you click on "save", you can't do ...
Michael Hardy's user avatar
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Negative searches

I think a useful feature would be negative searches: searches in which at least one term is constrained to not occur (but no more than all but one terms, of course -- you wouldn't want to bring back ...
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Feature: a site for posting proofs

In my reading of mathematics I often run into propositions that are stated without proof. If I can I write out the proof for myself. I have these proofs scattered over notebooks, which is not very ...
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Declined user flags for "Deputy" badgers

When flagging an answer, question or comment you later see in the flagging history page whether or not a moderator thought your flag was helpful, disputed or declined. In past versions it was ...
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A rep. threshold to override the synonyms rep?

Since some of the tags have very little traffic in them, and hardly anyone has even the +5 reputation, and seeing how the moderators are already busy enough converting old answers to comments, is it ...
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Can "user popups" be disabled?

I see that the new feature of a profile popup for a user of sufficient rep rep $\geq 1000$ appearing when one mouses over the user's Gravatar has been implemented. My thinking is that I am not that ...
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Shouldn't images be centered?

I have posted some images inside questions and answers (nice feature), and missed the possibility of specifying the alignment. Actually, considering that the inserted images are never floated/inlined, ...
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Math typesetting using \( \) instead of the dollars

I initially used \( \) instead of the dollars to enclose the math formulas. However, it doesn't seem to work on this website. So far I have only seen ...
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Highlighting a user's own questions

Is it possible to have the user's questions highlighted for him? This makes it easier to see when an answer of the question was edited and the question was bumped. Here is a sample mockup design (I'm ...
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Reviewing Suggested Edits

As part of the mod tools, there is a tool to review and approve suggested edits. The "review suggested edits" shows something like below which is not of much help to review and approve the edit. It ...
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