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Math on GitHub: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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> The reason why I’m so excited about this feature is that, in combination with version control and the issues/discussions capabilities in GitHub, I can see tectonic changes in how we’re publishing science. At last, science can really reap the benefits of a connected internet by moving away from static PDFs to living, breathing repositories which render like PDFs and provide a central place where one can actually talk about the article. 

While this is true, I thought that plenty of blogs and other content management systems offered that possibility. Surely adding GitHub can help but it should not be deal breaking.

I mean I remember latex to image hosting (one wrote latex and and image was displayed) from before 2010 and now more than 12 years passed.

Am I mistaken?
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Ahh, kerning. Only a LaTeX nerd would consider kerning the worst issue
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I use MathJax a lot cause I use Anki.

For whatever reason, it is unclear to me what exact subset of LateX syntax has been implemented on MathJax. Also, very frustrating is that _how do I do X_ type questions with LaTeX on Stackoverflow have responses which involve installing custom Math packages and such. Again, no idea how to do that with MathJax in an easy way.

All this considered, I am not sure why I'd use Math on Github. Like if I was collaborating on a paper, surely overleaf is a less painful solution. I do use version control with tex files, but I don't depend on github to render the tex files.
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