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Mechanisms for displaying mathematical notation.

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$\LaTeX$ macros for expectation, variance and covariance?

Is it possible for Stack Exchange to make available $\LaTeX$ abbreviations for \mathrm{E}, \mathrm{Var}, ...
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Do answers with equations and formulas in them get more votes?

I have this hypothesis. Ceteris paribus the answers that have formulas (equations) in them get more votes than plain English answers. Do you agree?
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Instructions on how to use LaTeX on CrossValidated

Questions formatted in LaTeX are easier to read, but not everyone who has permission to review a question/answer knows how to do it. Are there any instructions on CV about how to use LaTex?
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What typographic support is available to support display of statistical formula?

There will be occasions when it would be useful to be able to include a statistical formula within a question, answer, or comment. How is this supported?
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Table formatting: best practices regarding code sample format

Often, when editing other people's answers and questions, we have to deal with non-formatted tables, as people justifiably don't know how to type those in the text boxes and keep the table formatting. ...
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Misleading link about MathJax help [duplicate]

The online help of Cross Validated contains the following part at the LaTeX section: "Learn more: MathJax help." Problem is, the link leads to a site about TeX, not MathJax. This is not really ...
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What should the "MathJax help" link (in the LaTeX section of the "Editing Help" page) point to?

The moderators recently received the following message from the SE community team: As you may know, on sites where MathJax is enabled, the /editing-help page ...
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Allow single-character edits in formulas

I have just came across the ingeniously enforced "small, single-character edits should be avoided" policy. I was trying to change a "$-$" in a formula into a "$+$". I succeeded after a prolonged fight ...
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Upright greek letters

I was wondering if anyone knew how I could produce upright greek letters on stats.SE? In my documents, I usually do this using the $\LaTeX$ upgreek package. Edit I am uploading an image of what I ...
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How to write the independence symbol?

I wanted to write this formula in an answer: All the instructions I found involved creating new command or extra packages, is there a list of available symbols supported by Exchange? I got stuck in ...
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TeX display problem

Sometimes maths seems to have strange and squashed spacing, but the problem is intermittent. For example, this is what Fitting a fixed, exponential relationship between categories with categorical ...
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MathML displays square roots of fractions incorrectly

I had set my preferences to use MathML, but I've just realised it fails to display square root of fractions correctly. With MathML, $$\sqrt{\frac{n-2}{1-r^2}}$$ looks almost the same as $$\frac{ \...
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What's wrong with hats, i.e. $\hat \beta$?

Why are the hats in $\hat \beta$ off centered?
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Rendering error: Comments with MathJax syntax errors overflow their boxes

For some reason the rendering of the right hand column of the webpage is overlapping my comments and is preventing me from editing or deleting my post... Screen Resolution: 1280 x 800 Windows XP ...
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MathJax has ceased rendering on my system

Between yesterday and today MathJax (and edit previews) have ceased working. I have not updated my browser in that time, nor have I changed my browser settings. Is there a troubleshooting page to ...
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Have Latex tables stopped working?

In a range of browsers, I've found that $\LaTeX$ tables no longer seem to work on this site. Neither of these posts display correctly: How to test for a synergistic effect of A & B with ...
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How well do unicode symbols work in questions and answers?

Only a limited subset of $\LaTeX$ is supported on this site, though enough for the vast majority of equations we'd be likely to use. Unicode symbols can still be useful, perhaps especially the more &...
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Request for "Review suggested edits" page to render edited formulas

On the "review suggested edits" page, even when you choose the "rendered output" view, it will still show the raw TeX of the formula you edited. (Unedited formulas in the answer are rendered, though.)...
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Bug: MathJax/LaTeX mathbb font in array

I recently answered a question using the following code ...
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How to get a \permille perthousand sign in mathjax?

How to get a \permille ("‰", or per thousand) sign in MathJax? For this post Binomial GLM and different sample sizes I need a ...
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How can I draw a neural network in my question?

I would like to draw a neural network. How can I do this in Cross Validated? Do I have to upload a picture or include a link? Or is there a more elegant way? The same problem appears to other ...
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Latex error: "Math Processing Error"

When I access stats exchange at home my browser doesn't process the LaTeX part of the posts. Instead, I just see "Math Processing Error" Any ideas? At home I use: ipod touch Ubunto Linux with ...
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bordermatrix in MathJaX

It would be nice to have the option to use bordermatrix in MathJaX. See the bottom of the page http://www.math.harvard.edu/texman/node25.html
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Math processing error

I keep getting math processing errors. I've tried force refreshing the page and clearing the browser cache and cookies and that doesn't seem to have done anything. Is there a site-wide issue with ...
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TeX processing for Stats

We are evaluating google charts to add TeX support on http://math.stackexchange.com and were interested to know if the stats community at large would be interested in this feature. Would you much ...
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Firefox 3.6.13 messes up Mathjax

This problem was first reported on Math.SE. I'm bring this to your attention since Stats.SE also uses Mathjax. Basically, the latest build of Firefox version 3.6.13 has a known issue of messing up ...
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Latex rendering in IE7

I'm using IE7 (forced to by corporate policy unfortunately) and do not get any of the Latex rendered in questions. MathJax seems to work when I visit its home page, is that what is used on this site ...
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Copy formula from a comment

When replying to a question it's often useful to copy the $\LaTeX$ source of formulas in it by pressing the edit button and cp&p from the source text. (And eventually modify them in the answer.) ...
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LaTeX display problem on iPad

I sometimes browse the site on an iPad (16GB no 3G) using Safari and have noticed that many of the LaTeX equations are not rendered properly on stats.SE but are on other sites including the MathJax ...
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Fonts too bold after recent MathJax upgrade?

This is not an actual bug, so I am tagging it as a feature-request, but after MathJax upgrade, all the fonts look more bold for me, as if too much antialiasing were applied. This happens both in ...
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Can't see rendered MathJax [closed]

I'm trying to see the MathJax equations but all I can see is the $$ with the text in it. What's happening ? Do I need to install a plugin? I'm currently using ...
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"Math Processing Error" in red instead of a TeX formula [duplicate]

I just noted that \binom{}{} does not work, as before, and as it should: $$ \binom{3}{2} $$ What I typed within double dollar signs is : ...
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LaTex works in meta but does not preview in parent

I entered various LaTex tags: $\alpha$ $\log \Lambda_i$ $S_i$ and these all look great here in meta and in the preview. However, when I enter the same in answering a question in parent, the preview ...
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LaTeX formulas do not work with IE9

For some reason the LaTeX formulas do not work with IE9. On the top of the page I get a red bar saying "Statistical Analysis Meta works best with JavaScript enabled". I have not disabled javascript so ...
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