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Ability to View Answers in LaTeX

Is there an option or can one be implemented so that new users like myself can view the "source code" of others answers. Obviously there are many tutorials in which we can find the correct commands, ...
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Why don't the following math delimiters work on the site \( \[?

I was wondering why \( and \[ math delimiters dont work or are not allowed on the site? I know they are capable of working in ...
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Hover underline styles behave oddly with multi-line mathematical expressions in title, such as $\dfrac{72_8!}{18_2!}=4^x$

I took this screenshot while hovering my cursor over the first question. As you can see, the dotted underline cuts through the denominator of the fraction. Looks like a CSS bug.
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How to start new line on MSE?

Suppose I am writing something like- "Not only will two students need to raise a baby together, but they will need to do so while living together for two weeks#. Two weeks of Lane Evans and Dawn ...
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Encouraging the use of MathJax in questions

Questions without $\LaTeX$ are pretty annoying and, even though the users might get motivated by seeing questions with it, shouldn't the site be more active encouraging its use? Is this a real ...
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Is there a way on MSE to search for previously asked questions using LaTeX code?

Before I post a question, I always try to see if it has been previously posted. But for some questions with mostly "math symbols" and few words, I find it difficult to search effectively. For example, ...
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Should I really edit Titles

I noticed that $\LaTeX$ is not used in title of following question Prove that $1 + 4 + 7 + · · · + 3n − 2 = n(3n − 1)/ 2$ Before I click edit button, I noticed that it has ...
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Dollars in the “Hot Network Questions” get mistakenly loaded by MathJax.

I've noticed that dollars in the “Hot Network Questions” get mistakenly loaded by MathJax, e.g.
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Mathjax 2.5 alpha

We have deployed the latest Mathjax 2.5 alpha 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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Would HTML/Unicode formatting cause troubles?

Although, as of now, this comment collected 17 upvotes, I still hope that the thought was expressed not precisely enough. (Mis)typesetting like      b^2 - a^2 = (b+a)x(b-a) can induce vomit, many ...
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Unusual behavior of \\ in pmatrix environment

I found an unusual behavior of pmatrix environment when editing a post. Basically, when editing this question ...
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Is it okay to post solutions without using $\LaTeX$

Following question Now has two answers both written by same user, one of them without $\LaTeX$ Using an Integral to Solve for a Variable a I've also commented about using $\LaTeX$ and I got ...
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What's the markup for a right arrow with an f over it (example image included)?

How do I mark-up an arrow with an f over it?
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Comment rendered with MathJax overlapping text

I posted a comment to this thread, where I typed Can you add the same multiple of $2$ to $5$ and $17$ to make them both be either $1$ or $2$. The output is ...
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What is the problem with linking to the equation in MathJax tutorial?

When I try out the following: $$x^3+y^3=z^3 \tag{*} \label{*}$$ $$x^3+y^3=z^3 \tag{*} \label{*}$$ then \eqref{*} shows as it should. And if I enter the url ...
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My MathJaX font turned ugly all of a sudden

This last week while browsing this site my computer has displayed MathJaX really badly. Here is a screenshot from a random question: Here is a screenshot of the same question from my phone for ...
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Should MathJaX be pointed out to new users?

On a very regular basis we see new users that are not accustomed with the use of MathJaX on MSE. Sometimes even some users that aren't that new to the site. Most of us, when this happens, kindly bring ...
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Changing $dx$ to $\operatorname d\!x$

Seems like someone has gone on a bizarre edit spree, deciding to randomly change $dx$ to $\operatorname d\!x$ (with no other edits). This is purely a matter of stylistic choice, and I find it really ...
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Matrices in LaTeX [closed]

What is the easiest command to write some $n$ by $n$ matrix in latex. I have seen many ways, but I want easiest. That \begin \document \end etc stuff, I do not remember. Is there one without all that. ...
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Using LyX to write answers for posts

Whenever I want to write a solution to a question I write it in LyX. Then I go the the code (I can see it in the bottom of the page) and I copy-paste it into the site. There are small problems with ...
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Can anyone guide me on how to learn stackexchange language?

My exams are nearing and I have been posting question on vector calculus which are not answered yet because I'm writing in simple English. Many people have edited my questions. Kindly guide me on how ...
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Should latex be discouraged in titles

Something I have been wondering about. I have seen people remove latex from question titles, replacing it with a general phrase describing the kind of problem being solved. For example, instead of ...
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iOS 8 MathJax / safari browser bugs

When I use an iPad air under iOS 8.2 I experience two problems lately: large braces are shifted down 50% vertically, this seems to include the \left* \right* constructs, like | in this question. ...
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MathJax snippets for editor?

Often when typing lengthy equations in answers, I want to align them properly. This can be easliy achieved with a \begin{align*}...\end{align*} block, but typing ...
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Using block (displayed) equations in question titles

I tried to submit a question to math.SE, and received the following message: Why are block equations not allowed in question titles on Mathematics Stack Exchange? (To be honest, I don't even think ...
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double Latex tags (Open and Close) multiple times in title Broke Math.stackExchange.com sorry!

Sorry, I made the title in one of my questions contain $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ and it broke the page here: Possible new definition of Gamma (Euler-Mascheroni ...
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Latex not rendering properly in search

While searching for degrees of field extensions, I discovered that the Latex is not being rendered properly for this question, but only in the search. When I visit ...
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Strange behaviour of MathJax in comments [duplicate]

It happened to me a couple of times to see MathJax code not properly rendered in a comment. All occurrences I remember of were caused by a Control Sequence being cut off too soon, as the ...
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A MathJax alternative from Khan Academy

Khan Academy has just published KaTeX, a Math typesetting library. From what I can see on their site this seems to be pretty much a MathJax replacement with much better performance. The performance ...
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Bookmarklet plugin to speed up LaTeX macro typing

I've developed a little tool that assists in writing LaTeX macros. It works the same as the OSX press and hold accent picker. You press a key, and then there will appear a pop menu, with symbols ...
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How to write down the equations? [duplicate]

I am new at the website. I see that there are equations in many posts as well as in the answers. I can't write down this equation in this website. But I need to write it. This may seems to ...
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LaTeX formulae now look strange [duplicate]

A few days ago my internet browser (Google Chrome) was updated and formulae on MSE became strange. I didn't make my own screenshots earlier, but the change you can see below (I've found similar ...
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About your math inputting system. [duplicate]

Is there a pdf file listing all the symbol combinations to write 'square root' or indicate division or how to write special symbols , like Euler's function or the sigma symbol etc.?
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Issue with zoom feature in MathJax

I have noticed a curious bug in the way MathJax is setup on MSE. MathJax has feature to zoom its formulas via "Math Settings -> Zoom Trigger" menu option. I normally use this menu option and set ...
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$x$ to $f(x)$ chart using MathJax (LaTeX)? [duplicate]

Is it possible to do a simple x-y table in MathJax for Math StackExchange questions? Something like this: I admit it would probably be a waste of time for most questions, but I'm sure it could have ...
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Question about formatting formulas in question [duplicate]

How do you do it so that the problem you put in the question does not look like: ((x+5)-(x+4))/2 but looks like the actual problem-- I'm guessing you use LatEx or whatever it's called but where do I ...
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Ugly spacing when using \binom

The rendering of binomial expressions in MathJax seems a bit off. The spacings are a bit too large in my opinion and it looks a tiny bit asymmetrical. Inline Lorem $10+\binom32\times\binom xy$ ...
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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 not rendering correctly on full site on mobile.

When I use mse on my phone I always use the full site because personally I hate the mobile one. This has been a good experience before and I had no problem with mathjax rendering latex incorrectly. ...
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MathJax \cancel not working

Why isn't this working? $\require{cancel}$ $ \cancel{x} $ I copied it directly from "Crossing things out" on MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference EDIT: It's been fixed
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How do I use MathJax? [duplicate]

It has become apparent to me and many here that I don't understand MathJax inputs. I primarily just need to understand how to input calculus problems. Can anybody put me on the right path to ...
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Broken comment is un-editable and un-deletable [duplicate]

I added a comment to a question with broken MathJax tagging, and it is causing all comments to be formatted horribly and putting the "Edit" and delete buttons under the links on the right side of the ...
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Does the use of labelled equations and equation references normally slow up rendering?

I spent the evening learning how to mark up equations with labels and use references, following the advice here. However, this probably took about twice as long as it ought to have, because it seems ...
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Question in obfuscated code

This question (source (code) of second revision) is written in bizarre obfuscated code. I am referring to the code, not to what you see when you read the question. One cannot help suspect some kind of ...
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Save the answer in TEX?

Lot of answers here are excellent but there is no way to save it in LaTeX format. Even if we can put them in favorites or print them or save as pdf . What about create a way to save answers in tex? ...
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Does the MathJax formatting function in Linux computers?

I have a linux computer, openSUSE 13.1, and am trying to ask a question in the math stackexchange. However, as I am typing the paragraph underneath the text box where I am typing does not produce any ...
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MathJax for a dummy [duplicate]

After I made my first post here in math.stackexchange, I decided that I could write in the proper format and not rely on some poor soul to do the work for me. I have downloaded the latest version of ...
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Drawing commutative diagrams

I am reading category theory and in order to post my questions I need to make commutative diagrams. Here is a question with useful answers already available. However I would like to use the DCPic ...
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Why is there no support for MathJax in chat?

The question Should chat have TeX support was first asked 3½ years ago, and it has been asked at intervals since then. I am not asking that question. I know that chat should have TeX support and ...
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Is it possible to draw a diagonal arrow in a commutative diagram?

I have read the question How to draw a commutative diagram? but as far as I'm aware, the amscd package doesn't have a way to draw diagonal arrows. Is there some other package we can use to draw ...