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Sep 2014
Andrew Newdigate
@suprememoocow
Sep 01 2014 08:30
@DrXyzzy - I've been researching MathJax since you emailed us via support. Very keen on implementing it, but just trying to figure out what the best LaTex delimeters would be. Thinking that double ($$) or possibly triple dollar delimeters ($$$) around LaTex codes could work. Do you know if there's any precedent/standard for Markdown + MathJax? Hal Snyder @DrXyzzy Sep 01 2014 09:23 Precedent is $$. This is used in Coursera discussion forums for example and in SageMathCloud. SMC lets you mix markdown and MathJax as mentioned here. They also have a gitter.im room at sagemath/cloud. Andrew Newdigate @suprememoocow Sep 01 2014 09:27 Fantastic… Tom Gallacher @tomgco Sep 01 2014 10:43 It would be awesome to add a collapse image button ala Slack so you can hide images, especially when gifs get posted and chew up CPU =] Mike Bartlett @mydigitalself Sep 01 2014 10:44 @tomgco it’s something we will certainly look into, we’ve had a few feature requests asking for it Andy Trevorah @trevorah Sep 01 2014 10:45 @tomgco yeah, that would be awesome Tom Gallacher @tomgco Sep 01 2014 10:46 ace, cheers. Sean Allred @vermiculus Sep 01 2014 23:48 @DrXyzzy @suprememoocow TeXie here. I’ll note that $$ is only precedent for display math environments. Inline math, as would be befitting of gitter, would use single-dollar $ as its delimiter.
As far as a precedent, single dollar is actually preferred. (just looked it up: http://docs.mathjax.org/en/latest/tex.html)