I was wondering if any mathematical or technical library (e.g. MathJax, Math.js, LaTeX etc.) would be nested into the GIS Stack Exchange by the developers.

Because of many of us, and I as well are using formulas which are "not that easy" to insert into the question/answer.

Of course, I have seen similar topics, but they are not deeply investigated

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    I would also like to have technical library for mathematical formula formatting here, but how is this question different from previous ones? The SE team already made it clear it would be on us to provide enough evidence to convince them we are worth the implementation (gis.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/618/…). Perhaps you can create a query in SEDE and collect some evidence, then, add it into your question? Sep 9, 2018 at 16:14
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    Perhaps you can refer to the same request on 3D Printing that got accepted recently as an example on how to request it properly (in short: provide evidence that it's needed)?
    – Andrew T.
    Sep 10, 2018 at 3:09

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In the absence of "a lot of evidence that a majority of posts on the site would benefit from Tex/LaTeX support", and/or user votes, I think there is little chance of this being implemented by the SE developers for GIS SE.

As suggested in comments, to provide evidence you could try using the Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE), or list some example Q&As (like 3D Printing SE did).

Alternatively, for the subset of questions that would benefit from a formula being presented, you could use:

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