Can we get proper syntax highlighting for the few coding languages that are likely to be discussed here, as is the case on Stackoverflow?

I guess that list mostly constitutes

  • R
  • Python
  • Matlab
  • STATA (dont know if there's actually syntax highlighting for that over on stackoverflow

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From this post it seems like we don't need to request this. It should suffice to tag the question with the appropriate language. R, Python, and Matlab are all supported.

I expect that we will struggle to get Stata highlighting because there is no support for this language in the underlying engine being used to do the syntax highlighting.

  • $\begingroup$ You mean to tag the tag with the proper language, rather? We can see whether it works based on this question: economics.stackexchange.com/questions/6606/… $\endgroup$
    – FooBar
    Commented Jul 22, 2015 at 9:13
  • $\begingroup$ @FooBar Yes, having re-read the page I see that one has to "tag the tag" to let SE know which language the tag refers to. But I can't figure out how to introduce such a code hint. $\endgroup$
    – Ubiquitous
    Commented Jul 22, 2015 at 9:37
  • $\begingroup$ I asked about how to do this at meta.stackexchange.com/questions/261175/… $\endgroup$
    – Ubiquitous
    Commented Jul 22, 2015 at 12:40

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