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Questions tagged [latex]

Use this tag to discuss or report issues with the use of LaTeX on the sites. Note that http://tex.stackexchange.com is specifically dedicated to LaTeX (and TeX) questions. For the variant called MathJax which is used on some Stack Exchange sites to format posts, use the [mathjax] tag instead.

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How to write math with LaTeX? [duplicate]

According to the tutorials, you're supposed to use $ to indicate LaTeX math, but the syntax is never mentioned anywhere. Writing$$...math...$$ doesn't do anything, and neither does writing $\frac{1}{...
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How to use TEX $$\begin{array}{l} … \end{array}$$ inside a quote?

I want to use a TEX-formatted content inside a quote. But the following code does not work: > $$\begin{array}{l} > a = b,\\ > c = d > \end{array}$$ How to solve this?
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LaTeX doesn't work [closed]

LaTeX is not working just now. I posted this question, and the LaTeX code is plainly rendered as ASCII. R: There is a more elegant/efficient way of writing this? (possibly a duplicate of this one ...
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Why don't edits in math show up “rendered”? [duplicate]

When looking at suggested edits that involve changes to LaTeX code, I can't see the rendered output, only the code. E.g. I was looking at the suggested edits for https://stats.stackexchange.com/...
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How can I get an offline version of Stack Exchange's LaTeX input sandbox?

I really like this text editor that Stack Exchange has. It can interpret LaTeX, has a simple format, has bold, italics, quotes, click to format buttons and accepts image uploads. I'm wondering whether ...
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Inserting PDFs into Stack Exchange posts inline [duplicate]

Is it possible to insert PDFs into Stack Exchange posts, or do I have to convert them to images first? Specifically, I'd like to insert a PDF on Tex. My latex code (.tex) compiles to PDF and I want ...
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How can I display mathematical formulas on sites that don't support MathJax/LaTeX?

I want to ask a question on Web Applications about the usage of mathematical formulas with WolframAlpha. Certain Stack Exchange sites include support for MathJax/LaTex formatting, which allows for ...
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If the $ in a question title is escaped, the \ is shown in the window title

The title of questions that contain a $ that needs to be escaped (the $ is part of code not the start of LaTeX) are not displaying properly in the browser window title. The \ used for escaping is ...
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No LaTeX formulas in comments on the Android app [duplicate]

The LaTeX formulas look fine in the answers on the Android app, but they are not interpreted in the comments. Is it voluntary, or will it be corrected in the future?
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TeX formatting wrong in revision view

When viewing my question's revisions, the TeX formatting does not switch out of math mode. It treats the text "I wonder why would it not be possible to specify" as math, for some reason. In the main ...
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Clicking on question title with LaTeX equation sometimes doesn't open the question

Clicking on question title containing LaTeX equation sometimes doesn't open the question. Example: Tested on Windows 7, Chrome 53.
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Latex not rendering in answers and questions on Android app for tablet

I have version 1.085 of the app, but latex is not displayed correctly (not even in the answer section).
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Is there a way to draw trees/graphs with MathJax?

I know you can do some basic LaTeX on SE sites using MathJax. Is it possible to draw graphs (as in nodes & edges) or trees through tikz or something similar? Most of the examples I've seen are ...
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Math equations not rendered in Android app [duplicate]

In Mathematics.SE, equations are not properly typeset in the Android SE app. It shows raw Latex format. Is there a solution to it?
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Tex escapes in Hot Questions sidebar [duplicate]

As seen on Worldbuilding: linked question: How to add overline on top of $\bm B$?
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Equation editor

I have been searching on the platform to see if I could get an equation editor to aid questions. unfortunately my efforts were futile. please can someone show me where I can find an equation editor ...
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Displaying LaTeX in comments [duplicate]

Would it be possible to display Latex in comments. Yesterday I posted a math question, which someone helpfully edited. They changed all occurrences of a^b to ab. Like two squared can be written 2 * 2 ...
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Word And TeX - can I copy and paste from one to the other?

Can I create a question on Stack Exchange in Microsoft Word and copy-and-paste it into the TeX box? What program creates ordinary math notation from TeX?
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Is it possible to have automatic numbering on equations in math-based Stack Exchange sites?

The \tag{} syntax is used to number equations. This however leaves to the writer the job of correctly ordering the labels, which can be annoying when some equation is added/removed in the middle of a ...
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Question previews with MathJax render weirdly in search results

I posted a similar question at meta.chemistry.SE and Martin suggested that I post it here. So here goes. This seems to be the issue only in our search page. The question that begins with "does ...
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iPad app version 1.2.1 bug : Latex does not render in the title or in comments [duplicate]

I'd like to draw attention to the following bug on the iPad app version 1.2.1. I've noticed that mathematical formulae is not rendered into the appropriate symbols on the iPad app version 1.2.1. Here ...
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Synonym / Retagging request: [mathjax] and [latex]

The latex tag, as it is used on meta.stackexchange.com, seems to actually mean mathjax.
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Is it possible for Chemistry.SE & Biology.SE to support chemfig?

Chemistry.SE & Biology.SE now support mhchem, is it possible to add chem­fig? So we can draw organic chemical formulas and not uploading pictures.
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Please add TeX rendering on the iOS app

This is the iOS call for TeX support analogous to this request for Android. That really says it all, but in case you need convincing that many posts on Physics and Math are nearly unreadable without ...
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Please build in stylus-to-TeX input in the Android app

This is more of a long-term feature request, particularly in the light of the current disabled status of MathJax in the app, but I'd still like to ask for it now so that it (hopefully) gets considered ...
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Which Stack Exchange sites use MathJax?

As the title says, I could use an exhaustive list of all Stack Exchange sites that use MathJax. If the list included any site-specific customizations made to the MathJax configuration on each site, ...
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Please don't re-render MathJax after every key press; only do it if I have edited an equation

On TeX-enabled sites, pressing any character in the question/answer box re-renders all TeX equations. I have found this to be incredibly inconvenient. In posts with long answers, I have found that ...
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How to type math equations in the post? [duplicate]

I tried my best to find an example of how to post a math equation on Stack Overflow, but nothing worked. I'm familiar with LaTeX though. I found some people are saying you just need to add your ...
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Tex: “An error occurred submitting the question.”

I'm trying to paste the following question to no avail. Any idea of what I am doing wrong? Some letters of the greek alphabet include alternative letters. For instance, we have \Phi, \phi and \...
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LaTeX support in Mobile Application [duplicate]

This could be seen either as a bug or a discussion point, but the long and short is: TeX is busted in the mobile application. I understand that it's a heavy requirement, but the support for TeX is ...
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Markdown is preventing me from adding an image from Google Charts

I am stuck trying to add an image with the following code: ![latex](https://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=tx&chl=%5Coint_%7B(x%2Cy)%5Cin%20C%7D%20x%5E3%5C%2C%20dx%20%2B%204y%5E2%5C%2C%20dy) It ...
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Insert some Latex code in a question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 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 ...
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Should several year old LaTeX questions on StackOverflow be migrated?

Recently I've been seeing a fair number of older (~2010) LaTeX questions in the StackOverflow 10k Review flag queue being flagged for migration to tex.stackexchange.com. A few examples of some ...
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Why is there a latex tag on stackoverflow? [closed]

Why not move all questions with the latex tag to tex.stackexchange.com?
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LaTeX on Stack Overflow for dummies

I know that some of you have to feel like Phil Connors in Groundhog Day because it is asked so often, but I really don't get it: Why isn't there a common way of using LaTeX in Stack Overflow? First ...
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where's the LaTeX love gone? [closed]

A few sites across the network where we used to have LaTeX enabled, aren't displaying LaTeX currently: economics: https://economics.stackexchange.com/q/1106/104 maths: Absolute maximum value of $\sin^...
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Merge [latex-environment] into [latex] [closed]

latex-environment has only 24 questions and no clear description. I proposed to merge it into latex, where the description points to tex.sx.
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Wrong migration text for questions from meta.tex.sx

At Make clear which profile data is visible to whom it says: The lower sentence is wrong, since we're talking about a meta site. The same problem appears for questions migrated from meta.tex.sx to ...
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MathJaX rendering is incorrect on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion default configuration

When viewing a Stack Exchange site such as Math.SE which uses MathJax for LaTeX rendering, using Safari on Mac OS X 10.7, it produces an incorrect rendering which appears to make everything which ...
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Latex not rendered when viewing TCS-blog in Google Reader

When I view the Theoretical CS blog directly on the site, latex is rendered correctly, but when I view it in Google Reader I see only the markup. Can anything be done about that? P.S.: I already ...
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Unreadable LaTeX in hot questions

At the moment, one of the questions in the "hot questions" tab of the StackExchange global inbox is this one from Math.SE. Its title appears as Prove Inequality $\frac{\left(1-\alpha\right)\left(1+{...
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Add LaTeX support to Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Adding support for math notation I noticed that Mathematics supports LaTeX. Why not include LaTeX support on all Stack Exchange sites? I need to represent a matrix when I ...
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Please add LaTeX examples on the FAQ of sites that have it

This feature request is with respect to this question How do I write equations on Math.SE? To be truthful, I had no idea how those equations worked or what LaTeX is until I searched on SE sites and ...
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confused about use of LaTeX in questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Adding support for math notation Forgive my ignorance, but I was trying to find help for embedding LaTeX in stackoverflow, and couldn't find it. Then I realized that the only ...
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Can SO questions on TeX be migrated to TeX.SX?

This "question" concerns the relationship between SO and TeX.SE, in particular what the existence of the latter means for questions about TeX on SO. First, my assumptions (yes, I'm a mathematician ......
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stats.stackexchange hangs computer when loading Web-font Tex/math/italic

On a Vista 32 bit and a Windows 7 64 bit computer running the latest Firefox, stats.stackexchange sometimes completely blocks the computer when loading the web-font Tex/math/italic part for the first ...
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How do you use TeX on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Latex in Stack Overflow? I've been trying to figure out how to add TeX equations to my posts on SO. Can anyone tell me how to do that, and give an example?
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Banner for [tex] and [latex] tags when tex.stackexchange.com goes public

When the TeX and friends site goes into public beta (presumably very soon), could we get a banner on the SO pages for the tex, latex and related tags (suggestions welcome) to invite people to ask ...
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LaTeX-specific syntax highlighting for Stack Exchange sites? [closed]

Yes, I saw this question about adding LaTeX syntax highlighting to the general purpose system on Stack Overflow proper. However, there are now at least three sites (MathOverflow, Mathematics, and ...
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Area51 / SE 2.0 site-specific script support (such as LaTeX) in beta-phase

While equation markups are seldom needed on S[OFU], it is absolutely essential on many science-based SE 2.0 sites e.g. Mathematics, Statistical Analysis, Physics, etc. Unicode art is not enough for ...