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Why image cannot be used for explaining my maths problem?

This is largely an accessibility issue. Images are not searchable. Whatever you think of the quality of the built-in search engine, or external tools such as approach0, and their ability to find ...
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How can I draw a tree like this?

It can be done in MathJax, but it is painful and a complete hack. Here is one way: ...
Davide Cervone's user avatar
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Scaling down large images in posts

There is a fairly workable solution right now using html, though I agree that a more intuitive method would be preferable. First, you have to upload the image as normal, and get the imgur link, for ...
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Can I make this little table of diagrams better than ASCII graphics?

In your special case we can get away with the built-in \triangledown to represent the lines connecting each vertex. We can also make use of ...
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Can we support TikZ picture rendering?

I think TikZ rendering would be a great asset to the site. Well-made pictures can be an enormous aid in learning, from diagrams for path integrals in complex analysis to this image illustrating the ...
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Can we support TikZ picture rendering?

Our standard procedure when we get any request for a special site plugin like this is to ask for two things: community support on meta evidence that it would make a significant improvement to post ...
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Self-delete my criticized question?

I am the "commenter" that you're referring to in the last sentence. Before explaining anything, I would like to draw your attention to the benefits of having things properly typed. More efficient (...
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What tools can be used to extract MathJax/LaTeX from scanned input?

Let us create here a community wiki answer to collect resources on this topic elsewhere on the web. Related posts on TeX Stack Exchange: What is the status of generating LaTeX from handwriting (i.e.,...
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User keeps posting questions with posted images, instead of writing the question themself.

Be polite and some of the following Point the user to a relevant meta post: e.g. Why image cannot be used for explaining my maths problem? Suggest learning Mathjax: Short and helpful advice on ...
Calvin Khor's user avatar
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What to do with questions formatted exclusively with a piece of paper, a pen and a camera?

Some decide instead of typing the actual text of the question, typesetting formulae with LATEX and using plotting software, it would be better for them to avoid the effort Okay, hold on. You seem to ...
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Can I ask a question using photos?

We prefer you do not ask a question using a photo of text. Instead, please transcribe it using MathJax. There are several reasons for this. Without text, the question is unsearchable, and it is ...
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How I can Get reputation?

To be clear, "MathJax" is a version of "TeX" or "LaTeX", which is the current professional standard for typesetting mathematics. It's a little goofy, but not so hard to ...
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Can we manually adjust image width in a post?

I'm the wrong person to tell the whole story, but I know that you can resize images by using an appropriate HTML img attribute. Below I reuse an animation that is a small part of an answer of mine ...
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Adding gifs - not cycling continuously

A quick Google search produced this handy run-down of the GIF file format, which includes this section on looping: Example (not in sample file): 21 FF 0B 4E 45 54 53 43 41 50 45 32 2E 30 03 01 05 ...
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Is it legal to add images from online graphing calculators such as Desmos or WolframAlpha?

The title asks "Is it legal...?", but the body of the Question raises issues of attribution as well as copyright. Software packages such as Desmos and WolframAlpha are copyrighted, and ...
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Rationale and need for rule barring low-reputation users from inserting images

We already had users posting pornographic pictures, or stuff like that. I think that's a good enough reason. At the very least require someone to add something of possible value to the site before ...
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Would quality picture answers be on topic?

I disagree with including this particular picture. Your picture is a picture of text. Moreover, the flow of logic is linear, unlike other possible uses of diagrams of text. IMO it is enough to write ...
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What [![enter image description here][1]][1] means

As an illustration, I have used the picture from the Wikipedia article "Harmonic series (mathematics)" which is at this URL: https://i.sstatic.net/Zxtnn.png Basic information about the ...
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Whether to flag a question as "very low quality" or not

"Very low quality" should generally be interpreted as "of such poor quality that it is unsalvagable." For example, VLQ is for unintelligible grammar, horrible/unreadable formatting, trolling, or ...
Alexander Gruber's user avatar
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Can I embed a YouTube video?

No, it is not possible to embed the video. You can only link to it. In principle, the SE platform would allow to embedded videos, but this feature is only enabled on selected sites, not including ...
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How can we resize a graph?

You can also use standard image html, of the form <img src="image/source.png" width="image_width" height="image_height">, except with the quoted constants ...
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Trouble displaying profile pictures

I get that too. Started noticing it a few months ago. The few I investigated seemed to be hosted "off-site", like the URLs for the <img> tag was on ...
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How can an image be made which displays correctly both in dark and light modes?

It is not possible to make an image whose colors vary depending on whether the background is light or dark. The PNG* standard simply describes the color of each pixel, including an alpha channel; it ...
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Recommendation: enhance the mathSE HTML/Markdown help article re images

experimentally change the width parameter to find the image size that you regard as the most suitable Be aware that, in general, using absolute sizes can produce something that looks good on your ...
Ray Butterworth's user avatar
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Compiling asymptote code for a figure in Math Stack Exchange

No, it is not possible. What we use here for mathematical typesetting is MathJax, which does not have that possibility. I suggest that you take a look at this question about creating diagrams.
José Carlos Santos's user avatar
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Extracting all my answers (and the questions)

As a slight improvement to @apnorton's answer, I created a Python script that does it all in one step: it uses the Stack Exchange API and the requests Python ...
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Is it ok to take a picture of printed formulaes instead of typing them in MathJaxs?

For many reasons (searching, indexing by search engines, screenreaders used by visually impaired users, exporting posts, ...) it is much better to include text as text rather than text as picture. At ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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What are the rules for posting an image with my attempts to solve my question?

Most important thing is to use MathJax whenever possible. People will invest their time in order to answer your question, so please invest your time in order to ask it properly: Typesetting formulae ...
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