# [Rd] Use of MathJax (or something similar) in .Rd files

Gábor Csárdi c@@rd|@g@bor @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Thu Apr 30 11:50:36 CEST 2020

You can probably already do this using the \if{html} conditional, and
either including the matchjax js files in the package, or getting them
from a CDN.

Gabor

On Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 9:13 AM Viechtbauer, Wolfgang (SP)
<wolfgang.viechtbauer using maastrichtuniversity.nl> wrote:
>
> Hello All,
>
> I am wondering if there has ever been any discussion/consideration given to incorporating MathJax (or something similar) into R for rendering equations in .Rd files. I know that equations are rendered beautifully in the pdf manuals, but I suspect the majority of users primarily look at the html help files when using R. While I am comfortable reading something like "B_x(a,b) = integral_0^x t^(a-1) (1-t)^(b-1) dt", it would definitely be nicer if this was shown as a 'proper' equation.
>
> Best,
> Wolfgang
>
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