Despite the fact that we are a side dedicated to photography, there are two fundamental halves to the discussions here: the artistic, and the scientific. As we grow as community, we are gaining more in the artistic area, however we have a very strong base of users who follow the scientific and mathematic discussions about photography, optics, sensor design and operation, etc. very closely.
I've noticed that some of the math related sites support LaTeX to create properly formatted math formulas. Is there any way we could have that feature added to our markdown capabilities? It would make answering technical questions that require math a whole lot easier, and the math more accurate. There have been a few occasions where trying to represent math in simple ASCII has resulted in confusion (missed parens, misunderstood operators, incorrect perception of priority, etc.)