Not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but can we get MathJax/Latex support in here for more serious questions?

NOTE: We have MathJax. Put away pitchforks.

Also: Thank you SE powers.

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    $\begingroup$ It is not for "more serious questions" - it if for all questions, in my opinion. $\endgroup$ – Alecos Papadopoulos Nov 18 '14 at 22:53
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, I agree with Alecos--what do you mean by "more serious questions"? $\endgroup$ – Steve S Nov 18 '14 at 23:08
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    $\begingroup$ Economics is a math heavy subject. Even though the math stackexchange has the economics tag it is not the place for discussing economics graduate concepts and ideas that use graduate level calculus because its not only the math that matters, but also the theory. WE NEED LATEX SUPPORT! $\endgroup$ – Koba Nov 18 '14 at 23:08
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    $\begingroup$ @SteveS I meant that we're all handicapped by the lack of support, and it deters contributions that would require the ability to express complex equations. Some simple questions can be asked without it (and even many complex ones), but I think it's important to have. $\endgroup$ – Jason Nichols Nov 18 '14 at 23:10

Irrespective of the arguments, and the votes on the matter, in Area 51, SE activated the private Beta without MathJax. No comment.

Once again: "Economics" lives as a tag in math.SE already:


We don't need to show again that MathJax is vital for this site, but let's provide one example:

This is an ugly looking question First Order Condition for Profit Maximization in Gambling Industry

and I cannot post the answer I wanted to.

And I cannot participate here, without MathJax. So, until things change, good luck.

  • $\begingroup$ Physics tag also lives within math.SE, yet there is a physics stackexchange. $\endgroup$ – Koba Nov 18 '14 at 23:09
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    $\begingroup$ @Koba I don't understand your comment. The fact that "Economics" is a tag in math.SE should have provide sufficient input for the SE team to know beforehand that in the Economics site proper, MathJax should have been activated from the very beginning. Do you disagree with that? $\endgroup$ – Alecos Papadopoulos Nov 18 '14 at 23:14
  • $\begingroup$ Oh I misread your question. I absolutely agree with you and for latex support. Sending the SE an email right now. I think we all should do it. $\endgroup$ – Koba Nov 18 '14 at 23:15
  • $\begingroup$ @Koba care to share the e-mail? $\endgroup$ – Alecos Papadopoulos Nov 18 '14 at 23:32
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    $\begingroup$ @AlecosPapadopoulos MathJax is off by default on all our sites and we don't attempt to guess which communities will want or need it. However, there are no objections to enabling it here on our end. Sorry about the inconvenience. $\endgroup$ – Adam Lear Nov 19 '14 at 0:04
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    $\begingroup$ And, uh, @Koba there's really no need to encourage folks to send us multiple emails when a meta post does the job nicely. $\endgroup$ – Adam Lear Nov 19 '14 at 0:06
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    $\begingroup$ @AnnaLear Thank you Anna, and the SE team, for this light-speed response! $\endgroup$ – Alecos Papadopoulos Nov 19 '14 at 0:07
  • $\begingroup$ @AnnaLear Thank you thank you. :-) $\endgroup$ – LateralFractal Nov 19 '14 at 1:08
  • $\begingroup$ Nice to see that my question was a shining example of how ugly things are without MathJax :) @AlecosPapadopoulos Much thanks for bringing this up! $\endgroup$ – datahappy Nov 19 '14 at 3:49
  • $\begingroup$ @AnnaLear oh my fault. Thanks for responding. $\endgroup$ – Koba Nov 19 '14 at 23:54

I'm starting a community wiki for questions that we think could really use MathJax.


MathJax test

When $a \ne 0$, there are two solutions to (ax^2 + bx + c = 0) and they are $$x = {-b \pm \sqrt{b^2-4ac} \over 2a}.$$

  • $\begingroup$ And it works on mobile! $\endgroup$ – Jason Nichols Nov 19 '14 at 2:21

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