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Questions tagged [mathjax]

For questions about MathJax, which is used to write mathematics on Stack Exchange sites.

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Feature request: user script or option to turn off instant MathJax rendering

In view of the nearly unbearable slowdowns I experience while composing answers (both in Safari 5 and Firefox 5 on OS X 10.6.7) since June 21/22 I would most welcome a possibility ...
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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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Tableau as an answer

I was not sure whether to ask this question here or the main Math SE. Regardless, please do move it as you see fit. I wanted to answer a question; however, I could not because I don't know how to ...
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Typing absolute values [closed]

When I type this I get this How can I get the fraction properly centred? Edit: testing another version here (typed, not pasted) $$\left|\frac xy\right|$$ displays correctly in Chrome and in the ...
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LaTeX/MathJax does not render in some question thumbnail

Sometimes I have question thumbnail that does not render LaTeX: I have compared my code with other posts, I do not found differences that can explain this behavior. What can cause LaTeX or MathJax ...
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Why was a bold, unrelated font chosen for formatted equations?

When reviewing my question, I realized that the body changes three times during the loading of the page (the screenshots below were taken as the page was loading, at various stages - there is a ~1 ...
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Copy my original MathJax from my comment into paste buffer? [duplicate]

How can I copy one of my comments which is MathJax format and paste it in the solution since nobody answered my question? I have developed the answer in a comment.
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MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference

emphasized text (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 "...
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\mathit only works with preview mode?

Earlier I added an example to MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference, but it seems that \mathit only works in preview. Is there any suitable alternative? ...
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MathJax rendering in preview but not in actual post?

So I just passed the 2,000 rep threshold this morning and, eager to try out my newfound powers of automatic editing, I went ahead and looked for the first post I could find that could use some ...
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How can I draw a tree like this?

I want to draw the following tree in a question. But, I don't want to upload a picture. Can anyone tell me how to do it using MathJax?
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Slow scrolling because of MathJax

I was scrolling through the answers of this question of mine and the cursor hanged frequently. It even took time to load the content. Even while typing comments, my laptop hanged and the speed was ...
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Can we have the suggested questions' titles parsed by default?

The suggested questions' titles here are not parsed: I find this a bit odd, because they are indeed parsed in other scenarios, like this: Why aren't the titles parsed when suggesting questions? I ...
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MathJax broken by font clash in Related Questions and Hot Meta questions under new responsive design

We used to ren­der the Re­lat­ed Ques­tions and the Hot Me­ta Ques­tion lists in Geor­gia so that they looked right when com­bined with Math­Jax. Now we don’t, and it looks... sub­op­ti­mal (i.e., ...
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MathJax not always rendering tag-question summaries due to early $truncati [duplicate]

Sometimes the question summaries don’t get all their MathJax rendered. For example, from the summation tag questions you see this: It looks to me like this bug is caused by the truncation of the ...
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Feature request: LaTeX preview in *comments*

I would like to request that a preview be generated when writing comments, the same way that one is generated when writing a question. This is particularly relevant in math forums where LaTeX ...
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Can I put formula numbers in a question or an answer?

Suppose I'm writing a question like blah blah blah $$a=0$$ blah blah blah I want to put (1) at the very right of the line that has $a=0$. Can I do that?
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Where to report MathJax bugs?

TL;DR: What is a suitable place where to report MathJax bugs? I mean the bugs which seem to be issues with MathJax in general - not specific to this site or Stack Exchange network. Often some ...
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How does MSE do live previews of MathJax?

How does MSE do live previews of MathJax? I need this for my own site. I am not a JavaScript developer but I can copy / paste some code into the right place. I'm using Bubble to create a learning ...
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Using \$ \$ when typing matrices

I have this matrix: $ \begin{pmatrix} a & b \\ c & d \end{pmatrix} $ and I want to show a new user how to type this, by adding \$ \$: \$ \begin{pmatrix} a & b \\ c & d \end{pmatrix} ...
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Provide \degree symbol in MathJax

A while ago I posted an answer to the MathJax tutorial meta question about the right way to write a degree symbol. The latest edit (with which I'm not really happy) discusses, among other things, the ...
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How does one add missing latex commands or see all available commands in math exchange site?

I wanted to write the \underbar in the [mathexchange site][1], but it wasn't possible when using \underbar{}. Is it possible to ...
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Bug in math.stackexchange MathJax editor

When answering a question the editor sometimes pops up an image which covers the line one is trying to edit as seen in the image below. Has anyone else encountered this problem? My usual fix is to ...
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Can I use Mathematics Stack Exchange's MathJax for uses different than those intended?

I am participating in the IYMC and need to type some answers. As a member of this site for $9$ months, I find myself much more comfortable typing in MathJax than in Microsoft Word. So I hope that I ...
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Edit summaries/revision history cannot handle MathJax properly

Sometimes if somebody edits the MathJax part of a question or answer MathJax breaks down in the revision history, creating italics and messing up formatting so that its really hard to see what changed....
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Why we can't see suggested edits rendered in latex before approving? [duplicate]

I've noticed that when viewing suggested edits there is an option to show rendered output but it doesn't actually show what the edit will look like after latex has been compiled. I realize there is ...
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Is it a bug that over/under braces vary in size for same-size expressions?

In this question on the Puzzling Stack Exchange, I wrote this answer with some Mathjax, but it formatted a little weirdly. Here is what I wrote: Some unecessary information, blah blah blah The ...
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Possibility to access the code of people's comments

Very often I enter the edit mode of a post just to copy-paste some parts of it, often to get a sample of some MathJax complex syntax. It may happen every once in a while that you want to do that with ...
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How to perform a line break? [duplicate]

I entered text with line breaks in the body but it doesn't show in the question.
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Minimum suggested edit length

I just edited a question which was missing a couple of {} in its LaTeX markup. The effect was to make it hard to work out what was going on for people (such as, I ...
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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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Lower-case blackboard bold displays inconsistently

Lower-case blackboard bold (\mathbb) letters display inconsistently for different users: for me, they display (incorrectly, I assume) as plain Latin font. See ...
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How do I do dot inside a letter?

A First Course in Complex Analysis by Matthias Beck, Gerald Marchesi, Dennis Pixton, and Lucas Sabalka Ch9.1 Circle: $C[z_0,R] = |z-z_0| = R$ Disc: ...
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Bug in arrays within display-math mode

In this recent answer, I needed to define a set with several defining conditions, as follows: $$G(p)=\left\{f:S\to S\left|\, \begin{array}[l]\bullet f\circ p=p\circ f=f\\ f\mid_{\operatorname{Im}p}:\...
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Can custom TeX/MathJax commands be defined by default for a site?

Recently SE.QuantumComputing started private beta (bit of a misnomer, as users can join freely), and we started a $\mathrm{\TeX}$-tutorial Meta discussion like the one found here at SE.Math. Since ...
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How to write question on MSE offline?

I have recently downloaded MathJax-2.7.4 and successfully render test htmls in folder test. Then I save the webpage https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/ask offline to write question. But when I ...
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Adding MathJax for new user versus adding a comment

Forgive me if this is a dupe. It happens frequently that new users post questions without using MathJax (either using Unicode, ASCII, an image, etc.). Sometimes, I see experienced users comment ...
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copy written text in Microsoft Word into stack websites [duplicate]

I wrote a mathematical equation in Microsoft word and now want to copy it into math stack exchange but it doesn't work and give me wrong format. for example: (total-0 correct edge)/total which ...
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long delay in MathJax rendering on a certain page

When I edit this answer, it takes ages to render the MathJax, quite unlike on other pages, where it's a matter of a second or two. When it does render, the big eqnarray* equation is on a single line ...
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MathJax: better way to prepare a Math.StackExchange question?

So right now, to write up a question for Math.StackExchange, I use Firefox to come here, say I'm going to ask a question, and start typing in the box (like I am now). The only way I have to test ...
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Transforming numbers in a matrix structure into color squares

Suppose we have a matrix of numbers $$\begin{matrix} 1 & 3 & 2 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ \end{matrix}$$ I would like to ...
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How to set name above a part of a matrix? [closed]

I want to create the matrix that is shown in the image, and my code is: ...
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Typesetting the Dynkin Diagrams with MathJax

I just posted a question where I typeset the $E_6$, $E_7$, and $E_8$ Dynkin diagrams using MathJax: $$ E_6\; \begin{aligned} &\>\bullet \\[-1ex] &\,\,\mid \\[-1ex] \bullet-\bullet-&...
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MathJax bug in tag wiki edit

I have suggested an edit on the tag wiki of circulant-matrices, based on a related tag wiki for hilbert-matrices. While typing the code, I observed that \\ is ...
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How to type special characters in this forum?

The general rule used in LaTeX doesn't work: for example, typing M\"{o}bius and Cram\'{e}r doesn't give the desired outputs.
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How to label equations on the left with mathjax?

In a proper TeX environment, one can use preamble to set the equation labels (tags) on the left for the entire document. There are also tricks to do this locally. On the webpage here, sometimes a ...
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MathJax preview does not work when editing from review (or when editing a deleted question)

Hardmath's earlier bug report made me take a closer look at the way MathJax works when editing a post from preview. Or, rather, the way it currently doesn't work. While investigating, I also noticed ...
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How to fix the protruding lines in a MathJax table?

$$ \begin{array}{|c|c|c|} \hline &A&B\\ \hline X&1&2\\ \hline Y&3&4\\ \hline \end{array} $$ Code: ...
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Mathjax: \pmod {a\over b} renders differently from \pmod {{a\over b}}

I'm surprised that $\pmod {a\over b}$ renders differently from $\pmod {{a\over b}}$ $\pmod {a\over b}$ vs $\pmod {{a\over b}}$ ...
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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 ...