A lot of the question and answers that I am interested in would benefit from a TeX-like typesetting capability like they have at math.

Should we get that?


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  • you can use latex and google charts on GIS.SE see Yochai Timmer Answer/Comment meta.stackexchange.com/questions/76902/… you pointed too
    – Mapperz Mod
    Commented Feb 9, 2016 at 17:55
  • Thanks. So this is the Google API approach? Does Mehrad 's answer about latex (said to work on Physics and math SE sites) work here at GIS.SE as well?
    – tinlyx
    Commented Feb 9, 2016 at 17:58
  • codecogs.com/latex/eqneditor.php is the online editor then use the {} in your editor
    – Mapperz Mod
    Commented Feb 9, 2016 at 18:00

MathJax is a very heavy dependency so we'd need a lot of evidence that a majority of posts on the site would benefit from Tex/LaTeX support.

Otherwise every page load is slowed for every user, substantially, for not much reason...


An example of somthing MathJax can do is shown below:

renderd output from the mathjax

$$ \spadesuit \heartsuit \diamondsuit \clubsuit \qquad \color{red}{\heartsuit} \color{red}{\diamondsuit}  \color{red}{\heartsuit} \color{red}{\diamondsuit}$$ 

Whenever MathJax is not supported, we can use the Google Chart API.

Example of foo + bar

I copied this example from Michael Mrozek



Example of \sqrt{foo}

I copied this example from Michael Mrozek



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