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

To typeset an operator, it is much better to use \operatorname instead of \mathrm, as explained on tex.SE: What's the difference ...
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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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$\LaTeX$ macros for expectation, variance and covariance?

For Corr, Cov and Var I usually use \DeclareMathOperator{\Corr}{Corr}, which, done once in an answer, allows me to just write ...
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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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Have Latex tables stopped working?

I don't think \begin{table} has ever worked on the SE system. (There is a relevant thread on meta.SE from 2009 here: Why can't table markup elements be used?) I ...
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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.
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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 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 ...
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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 ...
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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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How to get a \permille perthousand sign in mathjax?

An alternative to Glen_b's approach is to use \unicode{x2030} ($\unicode{x2030}$), but that relies on the reader having local fonts installed that contain the ...
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How to get a \permille perthousand sign in mathjax?

Would $^0\!\!/\!_{00}$ be close enough?
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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.
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