This appears to render Markdown, and MathJax math, not LaTeX. Unless I'm not setting up the page correctly, basic non-math LaTeX doesn't work (itemize environment, section, bfshape, emph), and...

This appears to render Markdown, and MathJax math, not LaTeX. Unless I'm not setting up the page correctly, basic non-math LaTeX doesn't work (itemize environment, section, bfshape, emph), and newcommand and even the basic TeX def don't work outside of individual math environments (as is usual for MathJax).

It may be useful to change the description, because the idea of self-rendering LaTeX made me quite excited (and confused as to how it could be implemented) until I realized that it was doing something completely different than what I expected.

I think there’s a large population whose exposure to LaTeX is just math mode (as used in Jupyter notebooks etc.). Since the DSL of math mode is probably the most used part of LaTeX, it’s not...

I think there’s a large population whose exposure to LaTeX is just math mode (as used in Jupyter notebooks etc.). Since the DSL of math mode is probably the most used part of LaTeX, it’s not surprising some may mistake math mode for LaTeX itself.

Neat! Reminds a lot of Markdeep, which is a bit more opinionated, but has a similar goal of providing a flexible, self-rendering file that can support Markdown-like documents with in-line math...

Neat! Reminds a lot of Markdeep, which is a bit more opinionated, but has a similar goal of providing a flexible, self-rendering file that can support Markdown-like documents with in-line math notation and some other bells and whistles.

This appears to render Markdown, and

MathJax math, not LaTeX.Unless I'm not setting up the page correctly, basic non-math LaTeX doesn't work (itemize environment, section, bfshape, emph), and newcommand and even the basic TeX def don't work outside of individual math environments (as is usual for MathJax).It may be useful to change the description, because the idea of self-rendering LaTeX made me quite excited (and confused as to how it could be implemented) until I realized that it was doing something completely different than what I expected.

I think there’s a large population whose exposure to LaTeX is just math mode (as used in Jupyter notebooks etc.). Since the DSL of math mode is probably the most used part of LaTeX, it’s not surprising some may mistake math mode for LaTeX itself.

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Neat! Reminds a lot of Markdeep, which is a bit more opinionated, but has a similar goal of providing a flexible, self-rendering file that can support Markdown-like documents with in-line math notation and some other bells and whistles.