My PhD field involves a lot of statistic, so I usually need to write math equations both by hands and, more convenient, on the internet. This is my solution.

Use MathJax for Jekyll

  • insert the code in the _layouts/default.html
<script type="text/x-mathjax-config">
MathJax.Hub.Config({
  tex2jax: {
    inlineMath: [['$','$'], ['\\(','\\)']],
    processEscapes: true
  }
});
</script>
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/mathjax/2.7.0/MathJax.js?config=TeX-AMS-MML_HTMLorMML" type="text/javascript"></script>

The first part is used to enable inline equation.

Use LaTex to write equations

I found LaTex/Mathematics is wildly used to write equations on the website, such as rmarkdown.

For example, use $$mean = \frac{\displaystyle\sum_{i=1}^{n} x_{i}}{n}$$ to write

Use k_{n+1} = n^2 + k_n^2 - k_{n-1} to write

Reference

  1. http://blog.lostinmyterminal.com/webpages/2015/01/09/math-support-in-jekyll.html