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Adding support for math notation
Latex in Stack Overflow?

In many sites of the Stack Exchange network there is the possibility to insert some Latex code directly in your question (i.e. MathJaX equations $\sin^2 \theta$).

I tried this on SO but the result wasn't as expected.

What is, if exists, the command for inserting a complex equation in Latex?


z = \sum_{k=1}^{|{\cal N}l|} \alpha{k}e^{-\frac{\left\| (\Bxs,\Bys) - \mu_k(\Bxs,\Bys) \right\|^2}{2{\sigma_k(\Bxs,\Bys)^2} } }

If not existing, do you think it could be a useful feature?

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    How is this different to all the other requests for LaTex support on Stack Overflow which are listed over there on the right --->? – ChrisF Dec 1 '12 at 11:10
  • @ChrisF - I checked some of them, but they seemed to me much more a discussion over this issue, rather than proposing an answer to a specific issue. Anywayif you say they answer my problem I'll check better, maybe I just didn't have the correct attention. – Matteo Dec 1 '12 at 11:13
  • Well the answer is that you can't insert LaTex code and while it might be a useful feature it has been declined. Also, if your question is about LaTex why not post it on the TeX - LaTeX site? – ChrisF Dec 1 '12 at 11:17
  • @ChrisF - My question is not on LaTex...But I really would have appreciated using it instead of taking a snapshot of the equation... ;) – Matteo Dec 1 '12 at 11:20
  • If you need a lot of math--especially kid of math that gets complicated markup--your questions may be suitable for Math.se or csTheory.SE where they do have MathJax support. – dmckee --- ex-moderator kitten Dec 1 '12 at 16:45

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