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MathJax is the LaTeX rendering engine used to display mathematics on Computer Science Stack Exchange

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Why do MathJax piecewise function (case blocks) not render correctly?

When using MathJax I thought that \begin{cases}...\end{cases} would have each case printed on a separate line. Instead, the separate cases all all listed on the ...
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Are `\bigl` and `\bigr` supported in MathJax on the Computer Science Stack Exchange?

I was hoping to use MathJax on the computer science stack exchange, but, it renders code inside of a bounding box, which usually means an error occurred. ...
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Can we change the order of precedence between back-ticks and dollar signs for SE Markup language and the MathJax plug-in?

I sometimes attempt to use $\mathcal{MathJax}$ to write string-literals wrapped in quotes. I expected the rendered result to look like this: Instead the result was this: For example, we might have ...
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MathJax different in post vs. edit preview

This is a bit strange: in my answer here, the MathJax has incorrect vertical alignment: But when I go to the edit page to try to fix it, the preview shows the correct formatting, different to what is ...
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Change "MathJax help" link on Markdown help page

The "MathJax help" link in the "LaTeX" section of the Markdown Editing Help page currently leads to https://legacy-www.math.harvard.edu/texman/ – but that page doesn't actually ...
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Code blocks add extra backslash, if followed by a dollar sign

If you type the characters for "backslash dollar" inside a code block, extra backslashes are displayed. Worse, the rendered output doesn't match the preview. See the example below: ...
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Typesetting dollars in equations

This answer contained the following excerpt: $$ \delta(q_0,\lambda,\\\$) = (q_1,\\\$) $$ Unfortunately, the dollar signs are preceded by line breaks. Worse, this doesn't happen in the preview, so it's ...
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Is there a way to draw derivation trees with MathJax?

Is there a known way to draw derivation trees (proof trees, typing derivation trees, ...) with MathJax? Currently, I embed trees by the following ways as workarounds: Draw a tree using my PC with ...
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MathJax on Meta

I can't believe this has never been requested! Please activate MathJax on Computer Science Meta. It's necessary to provide support about MathJax usage. Meta sites should automatically have the same ...
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Is MathJax in title allowed?

I want to know if I am allowed to use dollars, i.e. $, in title to render in there MathJax. According to my research, I saw on other sites that askers already used MathJax in their title, but not in ...
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mathjax broken for prime + no-braces superscript + subscript

It seems that terms like $q'^a_b$ stopped rendering correctly, since their superscript/subscript are not surrounded by braces (e.g., $q'^{a}_b$ should work). The error shown in preview is ...
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MathJax rendering broken in previews from search

Preview of texts while using search breaks and renders unexpectedly.
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Using LaTeX in posts creates superfluous | symbols

I found that using LaTeX on profile/posts on my profile there is '|' in last of every line. Can you help me to correct these error, please?
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Confusing formatting of inline multiline TeX

This answer contains the following code: ...
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Don't re-render math when editing tags

For some reason, typing in the tag box causes the mathematics in the preview to be rerendered. This causes the textbox to jump around madly, making it impossible to click on a tag. Please fix this; ...
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Can you draw automata graphs directly into a post in StackExchange:CS?

Can you draw automata graphs directly into a post in StackExchange:CS using MathJax?
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MathJax stopped working

MathJax stopped working again. It works fine on other sites such as math.se and cstheory.se. I tried several different browsers and operating systems.
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Latex best practices

I inserted Latex in 15 questions from other users and I'm being called attention for two of them. Then I ask: What are the best practices for Latex Edit? When can I use? And when I can not use? Any ...
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Are we tied to MathJax?

It looks like there is a much faster competitor to MathJax, called KaTeX that was recently released. I know that for some of my longer answers (here and here), edits require a refresh to properly ...
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How to prepare long posts with mathjax?

How do you guys prepare long posts for SE; particularly for those that support mathjax?
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Is it possible to draw a matrix with SE mark down?

I wanted to know if it possible to draw a matrix with math tags. I googled and also read 'formatting help', but couldn't find any info. I wanted to edit this question. I think its not possible, but I ...
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Please render mathematics in edit diffs

Edit diffs do not render mathematical formatting. For example, here's a view from a suggested edit review: This makes it difficult to understand what the mathematical parts of the new versions are. ...
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MathJax broken after submitting an edit

Recently, after I perform an edit, it seems the mathjax rendering takes more space than it is given, resulting with overlapping with the text after it. Example (from q10437, right after editing it): ...
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Viewing single answers in math-heavy threads takes too long

MathJax is applied from top to bottom. That is often okay, but in cases like this one it disrups the experience; you have to wait quite a while (depending on your CPU) until a lower-ranked answer (you ...
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Missing MathJaX in the duplicate subtab of the close review queue

When I review a question with a vote to close as duplicate, I see MathJaX formatting for the question body, but not in the tab that shows the proposed duplicate. Chrome 23.0.1271.17 beta in case it ...
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Please enable MathJax previews when editing tag wikis

MathJax works in tag wikis, but it is not enabled when editing them. Please enable MathJax in the editor preview in tag wikis.
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MathJax rendering changes scrolling position

When I follow a link to an answer (e.g. my answer here), the page is scrolled to the correct position. But then MathJax renders all the formulas, thus shifting content around, at which point the ...
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MathJax buttons/hotkeys script

I've written a script that lets you insert dollar symbols automatically(via a keyboard shortcut or button) in the editor window on Stack Exchange sites that support MathJax. You guys also get a ...
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Short reference for LaTeX/MathJax commands

Some users are not familiar with the LaTeX notations, which is perfectly fine, but it would be better if we could have an FAQ/help page that explains the basic commands, in a similar way to the ...
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LaTeX in post preview is slow

I have been writing (and editing) a number of longer posts¹ with a lot of maths in them lately. Sadly, whenever you change a single character, the whole preview is reset which in particular means that ...
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Closing dollar is sometimes not recognized when the math snippet contains a less-than sign

There is a strange interaction between Markdown and MathJax when the character < appears in a math snippet which is followed by some (not all) non-whitespace ...
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Is it a bug or what?

I remember I didn't have this problem before, but now I refreshed the page trice but the LaTeX part isn't shown properly.
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Curly brackets not showing in LaTeX display mode

In an answer to this question I wrote the following LaTeX code: $$L=\{w\in\{0,1\}^*:|w|\geq n\text{ and the $n$-th symbol from the last one is 1}\}.$$ The output ...
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Request for LaTeX notation?

I think this website needs LaTeX notation, and I'm guessing I'm not the only one with this feeling. How can we ask StackExchange for that feature?
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