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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 a lot of time making perfect tables, fewer posts will be edited. Better several readable posts than one perfect one. In this instance, I think best is the ...

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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 data into a spreadsheet or script for further analysis or graphing is a huge advantage and something I regularly make use of. I have occasionally had to copy Latex ...

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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 font and wrong kerning: e.g. $effect$ renders as $effect$ instead of effect. Kerning can be fixed by writing $\textit{effect}$: $\textit{effect}$, but the font ...

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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, software programs or packages, other questions/answers on SE, etc. Improving external references and adding hyperlinks can simplify the formatting of a question ...

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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: Use the icons, the menus, or the "advanced help" to get more information. When asking a question, you will see more information in a panel appearing to the right:...

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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-display and design. Also, take a look at the markdown help.

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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 include full chunks of code for implementation of statistical methods discussed in the post, or it might include in-text references to packages and functions that ...

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