Summary: MathJax support for PmWiki
Version: 20170325
Prerequisites: none
Status: stable
Maintainer: Stefan Röttger (
Categories: Math
Discussion: LaTeXMathJax-Talk?

Questions answered by this recipe

How do I easily display formulas in LaTeX-style with PmWiki?

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If you know how to typeset formulas with LaTeX, you can typeset formulas with PmWiki in the very same style.

In LaTeX formulas are typeset using the $-sign as formula delimiter. A centered formula on its own line is typeset with the double $-sign, For example, the following formula markup

$$ \sum_{i=1}^{n}i = \frac{n(n+1)}{2} $$

displays as:


Latest MathJax version: LaTeXMathJax.phpΔ

Note: Requires MathJax 2.x and does not work with current (3.x+). You will want to download a 2.x version of MathJax and place in your site pub/MathJax folder.

Just copy the above script to your cookbook/ and add include_once("cookbook/LaTeXMathJax.php"); to your local/config.php .


Example for in-line formula style:

The quadratic polynomial $f(t) = c_0 + c_1t + c_2t^2$ has three coefficients $c_0, c_1, c_2$.

Example for centered formula style:

$$ \left( \begin{array}{c c c} n & \sum_i t_i & \sum_i t_i^2 \\ \sum_i t_i & \sum_i t_i^2 & \sum_i t_i^3 \\ \sum_i t_i^2 & \sum_i t_i^3 & \sum_i t_i^4 \end{array} \right) \left( \begin{array}{c} c_0 \\ c_1 \\ c_2 \end{array} \right) = \left( \begin{array}{c} \sum_i m_i \\ \sum_i m_i t_i \\ \sum_i m_i t_i^2 \end{array} \right) $$

See also

The above recipe started as a variant of the LaTeXMathML recipe. The original recipe uses the LaTeXMathML javascript package, which is working with Mozilla only. The LaTeXMathJax recipe uses MathJax, which supports a broad variety of browsers like Chrome, Safari and Firefox.


Stefan Röttger, Matthias Hopf, Nicolas Poulain


See discussion at LaTeXMathJax-Talk?

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