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29 votes

Do answers with equations and formulas in them get more votes?

In short: I think that the bottom-line is that in terms of correlations, there is not a clear effect. It differs per user, and if we would scale the number of equations by the size of the post then ...
Sextus Empiricus's user avatar
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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 ...
Glen_b's user avatar
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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 should the "MathJax help" link (in the LaTeX section of the "Editing Help" page) point to?

Personally, I'm all for having the link as $\TeX$ is heavily used on our site and while most of the users seem to be familiar with it, it's not all, and sometimes the knowledge is partial, for example ...
Tim's user avatar
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Bug: MathJax/LaTeX mathbb font in array

The error is that the array environment has a required argument that gives information about how the columns should be aligned, and in your case, the initial ...
Davide Cervone's user avatar
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How to write the independence symbol?

One thing to keep in mind is that a hack to produce a visual version of the symbol may well be a problem for the visually challenged, who may be using screen readers or other assistive technology, or ...
Davide Cervone's user avatar
9 votes

What's wrong with hats, i.e. $\hat \beta$?

Looks okay to me... maybe the MathJax rendering doesn't finish loading on your machine for some reason. Mine show as off-center for a brief moment before they look like this.
Glen_b's user avatar
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What's wrong with hats, i.e. $\hat \beta$?

As pointed by Peter and amoeba, there is an issue with Safari 10.1. This question has come up on other stackexchange sites, see https://meta.mathoverflow.net/questions/3207/mathjax-accents-in-...
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How can I draw a neural network in my question?

Unless there is some way to write HTML code to generate an image (which would seem like too much trouble to me anyway), you need to make a figure and upload it. Any software tool that will let you ...
gung - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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Instructions on how to use LaTeX on CrossValidated

Probably the easiest option is offered in the Operations Research site's MathJax FAQ: How do I use MathJax on this site? That answer lists three tools, the last one, MathPix, will convert a PDF to ...
Rob's user avatar
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MathJax has ceased rendering on my system

Here's one possible cause of the problem. MathJax.org have paid to host a content delivery network (CDN) to make it easier for people to host MathJax pages (at cdn.mathjax.org). However, cloudflare ...
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5 votes

How to write the independence symbol?

I wish to address the general question of fabricating unusual $\TeX$ symbols. $\newcommand{\ConditionallyIndependent}[3]{#1 \perp\kern-5pt \perp #2 \mid #3}$ The workaround The lack of a $\TeX$ ...
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How to write the independence symbol?

Is $A\perp\kern-5pt\perp B \mid C$ good enough for your purposes? It's a slight kludge (A\perp\kern-5pt\perp B \mid C) but it looks okay to me; if you just need ...
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How to write the independence symbol?

What about $$ A \,\bot\, B \mid C $$ using A \,\bot\, B \mid C? I recommend this Wikipedia article for the glossary of symbols + $\TeX$ symbols.
Tim's user avatar
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