Sandbox (3)

Sometimes very active discussions about peripheral issues overwhelm a thread, so this is a permanent home for those conversations.

This is also a continuation of previous Sandbox threads (1) and (2) that have fallen victim to the dreaded page bug.

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  1. PatrickPatrick

    Tom English:
    It sucks, but it works: put the \LaTeX between backquotes, to suppress MarkDown translation.

    That’s weird. The Markdown plugin has been disabled for a while. Perhaps one of the others also supports some variant. I’ll have a look this weekend.

  2. Alan FoxAlan Fox Post author

    Patrick: That’s weird.The Markdown plugin has been disabled for a while.Perhaps one of the others also supports some variant.I’ll have a look this weekend.

    Just checked and it wasn’t. That may have been me. I’m not sure if anyone else uses it (I have been using asterisks for italics and emphasis because it’s quick but I can certainly manage without. I’ve disabled it again. Not sure if anyone is going to be inconvenienced. If anyone is, here is the place to say so.

  3. Tom EnglishTom English

    [Alan and Patrick, I’m not griping. Just testing.]

    Test underscores in blockquote without backquote escape:

    The change in functional uncertainty from the null state
    is, therefore,

        \[\Delta H(X_\emptyset(t_i), X_f(t_j)) = \log (W) - H(X_f(t_i)). \qquad (5)\]

    Now with backquote outside double-dollar:

    The change in functional uncertainty from the null state
    is, therefore, `

        \[\Delta H(X_\emptyset(t_i), X_f(t_j)) = \log (W) - H(X_f(t_i)). \qquad (5)\]

    `

    Now with backquote inside double-dollar:

    The change in functional uncertainty from the null state
    is, therefore,

        \[`\Delta H(X_\emptyset(t_i), X_f(t_j)) = \log (W) - H(X_f(t_i)). \qquad (5)`\]

    (I think there’s no markup processing within blockquote.)

  4. Tom EnglishTom English

    [latex] and [/latex]

    [I’m trying to enter {latex} and {/latex} with square brackets instead of curly brackets. I’ve entered unicode 005b and 005d for the brackets.]

  5. Alan FoxAlan Fox Post author

    Tom English,

    @ Tom and anyone else who wishes to use \LaTeX

    It is enabled site-wide. Just enclose in dollar signs. No need for {latexpage} (in square brackets)

    ETA interesting! Editing loses backslash.

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