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MathJax Support

Danger

GitHub and GitLab is not supported with MathJax. You will have to come up with a MathJax config that works for it and escape problematic syntax that GitHub may try to convert.

To render Tex style math in Markdown, you can use the default MathJax configuration that is included with Markdown Preview or create and reference your own.

When using Python Markdown (the markdown parser), it is recommended to use something like the extension pymdownx.arithmatex as it ensures that math notation is preserved in the Markdown conversion process.

In this example, we will try to show a generalized approach that should work when using Python Markdown with Arithmatex. Arithmatex will be configured in a generalized way that could potentially be used with libraries like MathJax or KaTeX (see KaTeX Support to use KaTeX instead). It is left to the user to figure out a configuration that works for other potential, alternate libraries. There are other non-generalized approaches we could use, but as previously stated, in this example, the output will be a non MathJax specific output via Arithmatex's "generic" mode.

Markdown Preview provides a script in MarkdownPreview/js/math_config.js that uses MathJax's tex2jax plain text scanning. It searches for $...$, $$...$$, \(...\), \[...\], and \begin{env}...\end{env}.

To load MathJax support, simply include the MathJax library along with the math config file provided by this extension. You are free to provide your own and reference it instead if you'd like to tweak the configuration:

    "js": {
        "markdown": [
            "https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/mathjax/2.7.1/MathJax.js",
            "res://MarkdownPreview/js/math_config.js"
        ]
    }

If you are using pymdownx.arithmatex you can configure it like so to take advantage of the generalized configuration. You are also free to customize Arithmatex to your liking, though you may have to modify your MathJax config to accommodate certain changes. Check out Arithmatex documentation for more info.

    "markdown_extensions": [
        {
            "pymdownx.arithmatex": {
                "generic": true,
            },
        }
    ]

KaTeX Support

Warning

GitLab is already configured for KaTeX by default. You should just include default in your CSS and JS list.

Danger

GitHub is not supported with KaTeX. You will have to come up with a MathJax config that works for it and escape problematic syntax that GitHub may try to convert.

To render Tex style math in Markdown, you can use the default KaTeX configuration that is included with Markdown Preview or create and reference your own.

When using Python Markdown (the markdown parser), it is recommended to use something like the extension pymdownx.arithmatex as it ensures that math notation is preserved in the Markdown conversion process.

In this example, we will try to show a generalized approach that should work when using Python Markdown with Arithmatex. Arithmatex will be configured in a generalized way that could potentially be used with libraries like MathJax or KaTeX (see MathJax Support to use MathJax instead). It is left to the user to figure out a configuration that works for other potential, alternate libraries. There are other non-generalized approaches we could use, but as previously stated, in this example, the output will be a non MathJax specific output via Arithmatex's "generic" mode.

Markdown Preview provides a script in MarkdownPreview/js/katex_config.js that uses KaTeX's API to scan for arithmatex classes, and converts and renders the math. It searches for $...$, $$...$$, \(...\), \[...\], and \begin{env}...\end{env}.

To load KaTeX support, simply include the KaTeX library along with the KaTeX configuration script provided by this extension. You are free to provide your own and reference it instead if you'd like to tweak the configuration:

    "js": {
        "markdown": [
            "https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/katex@0.10.0-alpha/dist/katex.min.js",
            "res://MarkdownPreview/js/katex_config.js"
        ]
    },

You also must provide the KaTeX CSS file. Optionally, if you'd like equation numbers, a simple CSS solution is provided, though it will left align your math. Feel free to create your own.

    "css": {
        "markdown": [
            "default",                                                            // <- The default Markdown CSS.
            "https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/katex@0.10.0-alpha/dist/katex.min.css", // <- KaTeX CSS
            "res://MarkdownPreview/css/katex_eqnum.css"                           // <- Optional equation numbering CSS
        ]
    },

If you are using pymdownx.arithmatex you can configure it like so to take advantage of the generalized configuration. You are also free to customize Arithmatex to your liking, though you may have to modify your KaTeX config to accommodate certain changes. Check out Arithmatex documentation for more info.

    "markdown_extensions": [
        {
            "pymdownx.arithmatex": {
                "generic": true,
            },
        }
    ]

UML Support

Danger

GitHub is not supported with UML.

If you are using the extension SuperFences extension, it has an option to create special, custom fences. By default, it specifies flow and sequence languages to generate special code blocks that JavaScript can be applied to later to create UML diagrams: see documentation for more info. Assuming you are using SuperFences, you can include the following libraries to transform sequence and flow blocks using js-sequence-diagrams and flowchart.js respectively.

    "js": [
        // Required libraries to transform UML notation
        "https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/raphael/2.2.7/raphael.min.js",
        "https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/underscore.js/1.8.3/underscore-min.js",
        "https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/js-sequence-diagrams/1.0.6/sequence-diagram-min.js",
        "https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/flowchart/1.6.5/flowchart.min.js",

        // This library applies the above libraries to the fenced code blocks `flow` and `sequence`.
        "res://MarkdownPreview/js/uml.js"
    ]

Last update: December 31, 2018