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MathJax custom commands

Sort of crossposted to https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3845/mathjax-custom-commands MathJax allows the use of \newcommand in TeX. For example, this ...
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How to view MathJax markup while an edit is pending

I will often blockquote from OP's question, especially when I want to steal OP's MathJax markup rather than re-write it myself. However, when an edit is pending I know of no way to view OP's MathJax. ...
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Apparently incomplete support of mhchem on Physics

$\require{mhchem}$ Inspired by a question on chemistry.se (now closed, because it was a cross post from Phys.SE), I observe the mhchem extension can be used here provided the question/answer contains ...
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MathJax does not show the equations properly

I tried to answer a question and in the edit mode MathJax shows the equations properly, but when I click on "save" some equations are not rendered (?) at all, and I see only the MathJax code....
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Bug in MathJax rendering using Chrome?

Here's a screenshot of part of a question as displayed by Chrome on my MacBook Air: You can see that some characters are rendered as boxes. Here's more or less the same bit as displayed on Safari: ...
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MathJax usage for questions by new users

While I agree that MathJax makes things convenient and far more readable, it seems unfair to demand fresh new users to learn it before posting a question, which is something of a common occurence here....
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MathJax discrepancy between physics and math Stack Exchange sites

For whatever reason, when I put the first equation in the question box it renders correctly (in the preview) on the math Stack Exchange site, but wrong on the physics Stack Exchange site (PSE). The ...
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Why do equations display weirdly on my computer?

When I open a link on Stack Exchange, the math equations just can't show correctly. How do I fix it? (I've tried reinstalling Chrome, but it wouldn't work. But things go well in the Edge browser.) For ...
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Why can't I write down tilde? Is there any MathJax syntax?

In an answer, I wanted to write , but that wasn’t showing. I think it wasn’t showing for Markdown. So I thought I should use ...
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Is it possible to have the editor and preview in a side by side mode? Or maybe just a scrollbar in the preview?

I have a question about my Physics Stack Exchange post: A new way to define matrix-vector products, to relate physical fundamental constants and units of measure I'm trying to convert my post to ...
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An alternative to MathJax in chat

While on the main site equations should always be written using MathJax, this is not natively supported in the chat rooms. There are various hacks for making MathJax work in the chat, but these can be ...
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Could we link the "Image equation to TeX" question from TeX SE somewhere?

It has been discussed before that one should not post images of text or formulas. However, many users still do – probably because they consider typing all this text too much work, which to some degree ...
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Feature suggest writing chemical elements on Physics.SE [duplicate]

On occasion, questions / answers / comments on physics.se deal with chemical elements. An example for this may be to discern between the isotopes of carbon, C-12, C-13, and C-14. I would like to ...
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Discouraging the use of textual screenshots in questions

[This was originally posted as an answer to another question and was transformed into a question following a comment to this effect.] To discourage rapid postings of the type alluded to in another ...
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How acceptable is prosemirror-math as an editor style for this site?

This is a follow-up to one of the possible answers raised in the thread The proposed changes to the text editor would break this site. Prosemirror-math is a math editing framework that allows for ...
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A toolbar for MathJax commands would be helpful

As I was just writing my answer, I felt the need for the in-built MathJax toolbar for ease in writing equations and formulas without adding commands like \pi R^2 inside double $s. It will just create ...
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Would the braket extension in MathJax v3 be appropriate and useful for this site?

Since our math editor is currently on the news, here's one aspect worth considering. One thing that's been pointed out on the Meta.MathOverflow threads (here and here) is that v3 of MathJax has been ...
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The proposed changes to the text editor would break this site

You have probably seen already a link, on the Featured on Meta sidebar, to an announcement of an upcoming upgrade to the text editor on Stack Exchange, Opt-in alpha test for a new Stacks editor. As a ...
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Using chemical formulas

Using chemical formulas I've tried using, now be careful: dollar-sign backslash letter "ce" opening-brace chemical-formula closing-brace dollar-sign. Unlike on Chemistry, it is not working ...
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Enabling mhchem to write chemical formulas?

It would be nice to have mhchem enabled, by adding TeX: { extensions: ["mhchem.js"] } to the mathjax configuration. ...
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Add a link and hint to use MathJax to the new question dialog

We like to see MathJax used on Physics SE for equations, but at present when you are typing in a new question I think there is no on-screen link to the MathJax "guide" or a reminder to use ...
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Is MathJax in titles OK?

There have been some discussions of this topic on other metas, and it seemed to me that the consensus is to avoid MathJax in titles if possible, for various reasons like improving the look of the ...
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Edited MathJax not properly rendered in Review queues

I posted this question on Stack Exchange Meta as a bug. I'm posting it here for informational purposes and I'd suggest going to the Stack Exchange Meta version and upvoting that if you want (or ...
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Please make MathJax formatting more discoverable to new users [duplicate]

feature-request: please make MathJax formatting more discoverable to new users, by adding it to the post formatting wizard. The Stack Exchange dev team recently released a new version of the Ask page, ...
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Abbrevation and/or warning for $\langle$ and $\rangle$ commands

There are so many quantum-related posts that do not use the $\LaTeX$ commands for the Bra and Ket in Diract notation. I see a lot of this: $$ | \psi > , \quad <n|n>, \quad <E_m|H|E_n>,$...
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The scope of \newcommand changed

It was pointed out earlier today on chat, by Martin Sleziak, that the scope of MathJax new commands changed at some point in the (recent?) past: it was switched for Math SE in January of last year and ...
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Should I myself edit the question or encourage the OP to do so?

Everyday, many questions are posted on this site(Physics SE) which need to be edited because of many different reasons (like MathJax, grammar, typos, tags etc.). Now, I am okay with the grammar, typos,...
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Is there a standard place to point people to learn how to typeset their equations?

I've seen a number of questions in which the moderators change html equations into LaTeX, or else people writing in the comments that the site supports LaTeX. Do we have a standard place where we can ...
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Is it necessary to use heavy maths and math Jax?

Is use of high knowledge of maths in physics and heavy use of MathJax necessary to ask any questions, what if my question do not use heavy maths and do not sound complicatedly interesting like "...
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On Bra & ket notation

I was asking a QM question recently, and wanted to use the bra & ket notation; however, the MathJax does not support the necessary packages, as far as I can tell. Is it possible to add the ...
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Why don't we have the physics MathJax extension enabled? Should we?

As a recent question points out, it would be nice if the site's MathJax environment included something similar to the physics LaTeX package. Fortunately, the list of third-party extensions for ...
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Does math in my questions need to be in the form of MathJax?

I asked a question recently. With the question I included a picture of the question with my best handwriting. But received very harsh criticism from two users who insisted that the question be in ...
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Should the tags (mathjax) and (tex) on meta be synonyms?

As far as I can tell, both mathjax and tex are used here on meta for questions about usage of MathJax in posts on the main site. (AFAICT MathJax is the correct terminology, but unsurprisingly many ...
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How to write mathematical expressions in questions using android devices? [duplicate]

I posted a question at Physics Stack Exchange site, and I uploaded a photograph of the calculation I had done on that. But, I was asked to write all my calculations in the question(and not in the ...
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MathJax on Meta

Should/Can we have MathJax on meta? It would be useful to implement stuff like this proposal. I do know the argument that it makes pageloading slow, so I propose that it only be enabled if a post has ...
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How to deal with users that just won't use MathJax?

This is essentially a duplicate of 27153, from math.SE. I have noticed that there is a bunch of users that consistently refuse to use MathJax in their answers. One of these users, in particular, has ...
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Please link the MathJax help to the Meta.Math.SE tutorial

The Ask a Question page shown to new users contains a lot of guidance, including a link to MathJax help: Now, there are strong UI reasons why this link is nowhere near as useful as we'd hope, but ...
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What is the best/easiest way to write math symbols on this site? [duplicate]

For those with an Android phone, what is your favorite app, or whatever, for displaying math symbols on this site?
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How do I format a physical quantity (unit of measurement + numerical value)?

I tried $I = 1 v / R$ but v looks like a factor rather than unit of measurement. Does tex work in meta?
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How to enable Mathjax for chat on the Android mobile browser?

Suppose I am a user of stack exchange chat. And I am on Android mobile. My questions are 1) How do I enable Mathjax In chat. Can I? I am asking as the question asked was answered for computer not for ...
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Should I edit question to format equation linked as image in MathJax?

I often come across questions where the author uses a linked image of an equation instead of typesetting it as MathJax. Should I edit the question to typeset the equation in MathJax, comment to let ...
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Special text codes for generating symbols [duplicate]

What are special text codes that must be written to generate various mathematical formulae, symbols like limit, derivative, integral, closed integral etc. (in simple keypad) For instance, "**" for ...
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Please add a link to the Meta MSE MathJax tutorial to the editing help

If you're asking a question and you click the help button, it will send you to the Editing Help page, which has a LaTeX section that looks like this: This is a perfect place to have a link to the ...
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KaTeX instead of Mathjax

Mathjax is slow enough that for math-heavy questions or answers my Safari 10 can barely keep up on a 3 years old mac (I am giving these details for precision sake: this is not a bug report but a ...
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Update to Mathjax 2.7.2 please

Physics.stackexchange currently uses 2.7.1 with the config TeX-AMS_HTML-full which is affected by a visual glitch on both desktop and mobile version of Safari under latest OS, ...
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Chat does not support LaTeX input

The chat does not show LaTeX, not even in the comments which were moved to chat and had working LaTeX in the comments section.
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Are there any special packages enabled for MathJax?

I usually hang out at ChemistrySE, where I use \ce{} to format chemical equations. I once tried to use \ce{} here to write a nuclear reaction, and was perplexed when it didn't work. Someone told me ...
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Latex/MathJax question: How to number equations?

Is it possible to number equations when posting questions at physics stack exchange, or any other stack exchange site enabled with MathJax? I have tried ...
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Why you can use mathjax in this website?

I have just noticed that you can use mathjax in this website, i.e. in Physics meta, but why? Here for example: $E=mc^2$ But mathjax is used only when you ask serious question in physics or ...
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siunitx LaTeX package?

It's a drag having to type things like $1.38 \times 10^{-23} \, \mathrm{JK^{-1}}$ all the time. Would it be possible to have the siunitx package installed on ...