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Table formatting: best practices regarding code sample format

While the MathJax/LaTeX table formatting is nice, it's a lot of work. I would not ask anyone to do it as a matter of routine. The added value is small, despite the prettier appearance. If we spend ...
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Table formatting: best practices regarding code sample format

I would like to express an active preference for the "code format" tables over Latex ones in most circumstances, particularly if the table has been aligned properly. The ease of copying tables of ...
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What are some "best practices" for editing to improve a post?

Improve external references and add hyperlinks CV.SE questions and answers should be self-contained, but often they will refer to external material such as academic papers, course notes, blog posts, ...
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Italics in question titles: $math$ or *asterisks*?

Briefly summarizing the discussion in the comments above. Using LaTeX markup to write in italic in titles is a dirty hack that should really be avoided: It does not look good because of the wrong ...
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Is there a place where I can ask "how do I ..." for formatting questions

Whether asking or answering a question, you will be typing into a textbox with a menu bar at its head. At the very right of that menu bar is a "?" icon which when clicked produces this interface: ...
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What are some "best practices" for editing to improve a post?

Trim gratuitous content in questions (and make the question clear) Questions on CV.SE may contain unnecessary content that distracts from the substance of the question. This excess content can make ...
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What are some "best practices" for editing to improve a post?

Improve references to computer code, software, packages, functions, etc. Questions and answers on CV.SE will often refer to computer code, software, packages, or individual functions. That might ...
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Is there a place where I can ask "how do I ..." for formatting questions

If the question is about formatting posts/content on Cross Validated Stack Exchange, then as responded by amoeba in comments, ask here on Meta. Some related tags on this subject are formatting, math-...
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