[IPython-dev] mathjax not rendering in notebook

Matthew Brett matthew.brett at gmail.com
Sat Aug 11 14:53:51 EDT 2012


On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 8:06 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 4:21 PM, Matthew Brett <matthew.brett at gmail.com> wrote:
>> In the notebook this renders as "$$ \begin{array}{c} y_{11} \cr y_{12}
>> \mathtt{t}i \cr y{13} \end{array} $$" - i.e. somehow rejected by
>> mathjax.   The following make it render correctly:
>> 1) y_3 instead of y_{3}
>> 2) removing _i of \mathtt{t}_i
> It seems the thing that confuses it most is the mathtt call.  If I
> remove it altogether (and using \\\ for line separators), then I can
> use y_{3, 4} and t_{i, j} no problem.  Or, if there are no complex
> subscripts, the mathtt call by itself is OK.  But there's something
> very brittle inside that is messing up mathjax's processing of this.
> Filed it here, b/c I'm out of ideas:
> https://github.com/ipython/ipython/issues/2289

As a matter of interest, and from great ignorance, where in ipython
would I look for explanations of different behavior of mathjax in a
markdown cell in the notebook to mathjax in a standalone html page
like the one above?  Is there a good track to follow for debugging?

See you,


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