Although we are only on day 1 of the private beta, I figure we might as well get this request out there. Being a science Stack Exchange site, no doubt math is going to spring up in both questions and answers, and as such an easily accessible method of typesetting equations and general math would be an aid to the site. Can MathJax please be implemented for this site?

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    $\begingroup$ Yup. I'll create a CW list of posts that need MathJax (they want to know that it's actually needed before giving it to us). $\endgroup$
    – hichris123 Mod
    Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 0:38
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, I've already noticed 3-4 questions or answers that could use this, and I haven't read much more than a dozen... $\endgroup$
    – naught101
    Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 8:10

3 Answers 3


$$\sum{answers} = MathJax\ enabled$$



We really do need MathJax on here. There's going to be a lot of times in which we need to reference formulas, or other such stuff, and MathJax will make everything a lot easier in these cases. The Stack Exchange team looks for posts that would benefit by having MathJax, so let's make a list of such posts.

Some posts that could use this:

This is community wiki, so if you see something that would be good for this list, add it!

  • $\begingroup$ I think that 4 example posts is enough to show that MathJaX would be useful. $\endgroup$
    – yo'
    Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 20:08
  • $\begingroup$ Another similar post on a different site had 10 posts, and they got it. Let's shoot for that. $\endgroup$
    – hichris123 Mod
    Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 20:27

Can I use LaTeX/MathJax to edit formulas in my answers?

This feature is available on other SE sites, but it is not clear to me whether I will be able to use this here.

The capability to write mathematical formulas is essential for any meaningful communication about science beyond elementary school. Not supporting this would really limit this site to a non-expert site. That would be fine if that is how you intend the site to be defined. Not supporting this would mean many Q&A would have to be posted on another site.

If this the meta-question people come to when looking for LaTex/MathJax or formatting help, then it would be very helpful to include the following links.

There should be universal LaTeX/MathJax guide for sites supporting it


An Introduction to Using tex in the Harvard Mathematics Department

Wikipedia Help:Displaying a formula

Markdown help

  • $\begingroup$ This thread is our request to SE to enable MathJax on this stack. $\endgroup$
    – casey
    Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 17:50
  • $\begingroup$ It will be Mark. hopefully. $\endgroup$
    – Neo
    Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 17:56

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