Many of us here frequently use MathJax, whether for this site or another site on the SE Network.

Recently SE added support for tables, but ignored the needs of the TeX community, who wish to be able to type TeX symbols/formulas/etc. as well.

This is the feature request on Meta.SE, to support MathJax in tables.

Here's some network-wide examples where such support would be needed (please add anymore if you're aware of any!):

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    $\begingroup$ I tried to use the table feature here and it didn't work either. I'd like to get the tables working on space stack exchange. $\endgroup$ – Organic Marble Dec 8 '20 at 2:35
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    $\begingroup$ @OrganicMarble Tables work here. It's just that MathJax and other markup (such as blockquotes) don't work in tables. $\endgroup$ – called2voyage Dec 8 '20 at 15:55
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    $\begingroup$ Didn't work when I tried it. $\endgroup$ – Organic Marble Dec 8 '20 at 16:38
  • $\begingroup$ @OrganicMarble When did you try? They just enabled it this week. Also, the syntax is very particular. $\endgroup$ – called2voyage Dec 9 '20 at 14:19
  • $\begingroup$ You're right, it works now. Thanks. $\endgroup$ – Organic Marble Dec 9 '20 at 15:35
  • $\begingroup$ Hmmm, I'm sure I've used MathJax to do tables... $\endgroup$ – user20636 Dec 11 '20 at 0:08
  • $\begingroup$ @JCRM As in the examples in my question? $\endgroup$ – user1271772 Dec 11 '20 at 0:09
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    $\begingroup$ @JCRM This is about using MathJax in markup tables, not making tables in MathJax. $\endgroup$ – called2voyage Dec 11 '20 at 14:38
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    $\begingroup$ Yes, @called2voyage, I'm quite aware. It just amused me there were problems with using MathJax in tables, when in the past people have abused MathJax to implement tables. However, marginally more seriously, it should follow that one can use MathJax in MathJax tables $\endgroup$ – user20636 Dec 11 '20 at 15:42
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    $\begingroup$ @JCRM Ok, wasn't sure if that was sarcasm or genuine confusion. $\endgroup$ – called2voyage Dec 11 '20 at 15:43
  • $\begingroup$ Why do you need to have such markup tables? Also Latex has tables, afaik they work with MathJax! $\endgroup$ – peterh Dec 17 '20 at 16:06

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