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    4.0.1 • Public • Published

    markdown-it-katex

    Add Math to your Markdown

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    KaTeX is a faster alternative to MathJax. This plugin makes it easy to support in your markdown.

    Need convincing?

    Usage

    Install markdown-it

    npm install markdown-it

    Install the plugin

    npm install @iktakahiro/markdown-it-katex

    Use it in your javascript

    var md = require('markdown-it')(),
        mk = require('@iktakahiro/markdown-it-katex');
    
    md.use(mk);
    
    // double backslash is required for javascript strings, but not html input
    var result = md.render('# Math Rulez! \n  $\\sqrt{3x-1}+(1+x)^2$');

    Include the KaTeX stylesheet in your html:

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/KaTeX/0.11.1/katex.min.css">

    If you're using the default markdown-it parser, I also recommend the github stylesheet:

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/github-markdown-css/4.0.0/github-markdown.min.css"/>

    KaTeX options can be supplied with the second argument to use.

    md.use(mk, {"throwOnError" : false, "errorColor" : " #cc0000"});

    Examples

    Inline

    Surround your LaTeX with a single $ on each side for inline rendering.

    $\sqrt{3x-1}+(1+x)^2$

    Block

    Use two ($$) for block rendering. This mode uses bigger symbols and centers the result.

    $$\begin{array}{c}
    
    \nabla \times \vec{\mathbf{B}} -\, \frac1c\, \frac{\partial\vec{\mathbf{E}}}{\partial t} &
    = \frac{4\pi}{c}\vec{\mathbf{j}}    \nabla \cdot \vec{\mathbf{E}} & = 4 \pi \rho \\
    
    \nabla \times \vec{\mathbf{E}}\, +\, \frac1c\, \frac{\partial\vec{\mathbf{B}}}{\partial t} & = \vec{\mathbf{0}} \\
    
    \nabla \cdot \vec{\mathbf{B}} & = 0
    
    \end{array}$$

    Syntax

    Math parsing in markdown is designed to agree with the conventions set by pandoc:

    Anything between two $ characters will be treated as TeX math. The opening $ must
    have a non-space character immediately to its right, while the closing $ must
    have a non-space character immediately to its left, and must not be followed
    immediately by a digit. Thus, $20,000 and $30,000 won’t parse as math. If for some
    reason you need to enclose text in literal $ characters, backslash-escape them and
    they won’t be treated as math delimiters.
    

    Math Syntax Support

    KaTeX is based on TeX and LaTeX. Support for both is growing. Here's a list of currently supported functions:

    Things that KaTeX does not (yet) support

    Install

    npm i @iktakahiro/markdown-it-katex

    DownloadsWeekly Downloads

    3,466

    Version

    4.0.1

    License

    MIT

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    21.1 kB

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