What is Mathpix Markdown?
Mathpix Markdown is a superset of Markdown that adds helpful syntax for the STEM community, such as advanced equation, table, and chemistry support. Wherever possible, we borrow syntax from LaTeX. In other cases (such as chemistry) we invent new syntax that is backward compatible with Markdown.
Here are the key benefits over plain Markdown:
- better equation support via LaTeX syntax (powered by MathJax), including equation numbering and referencing conventions from LaTeX
- better support for tables, via the LaTeX
tabularsyntax, which allows for complex, nested tables often seen in scientific publications
- advanced figure referencing via LaTeX syntax
- support for abstracts, author lists, and linkable sections; these are a fact of life for academic publications
- support for chemistry diagrams represented with SMILES markup, compatible with popular chemistry tools like Chemdraw
- support for images: parse and render additional parameters such as width, height, alignment
- support for theorems and proofs
How to use Mathpix Markdown to manage scientific content?
Mathpix Markdown is an open format with multiple implementations:
- you can use the VS Code plugin (see picture above) to edit mmd files
- use can use our web editor to edit, export, and publish mmd files (with exports to pdf and docx formats)
- you can use our open source implementation of the Mathpix Markdown spec on Github to render content on your website
- you can use our command line tool for converting document types and experimental static site generator MPX CLI