Background / use case: https://genai.stackexchange.com/questions/386/how-does-chatgpt-render-math-in-markdown-output

The \( ... \) syntax in markdown corresponds to LaTex math inline mode.


ChatGPT Web UI renders this markdown output is \( 2^4 = 16 \).


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Is there a VS Code extension that will allow me to preview markdown files with such inline math notations?

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There are a bunch of extensions supporting this, I'm personally using Markdown Preview Enhanced, which supports bunch of different math syntaxes and also other non-standard extensions such as PlantUML.


  • Thank you for the suggestion! It works for me. Do you happen to know a tool that allows me to convert markdown with such math notation to PDF?
    – Teddy C
    Aug 26, 2023 at 20:22
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    That's for a separate question, but pandoc is a quick example
    – Destroy666
    Aug 26, 2023 at 21:39

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