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How was the chart in this comment made?

I saw this comment in which a bar graph chart appears, and I'm wondering how it was created. Right clicking reveals that MathJax was involved. I was able to inspect the plaintext markdown and reveal ...
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What are the guidelines to consider regarding whether or not users here should refer a question, or its asker, to

I ask the title question, in part because of this assigned exercise posted here and the first commenter to reply. In particular, the first sentence of the comment is fine. The second sentence of the ...
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Will this question be well received here?

Is it beneficial to do one book twice or two book once or repeat the difficult questions from one book. I am asking this in context for preparing for tough competitive exams such as Joint entrance ...
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The issue of discussion questions

I am asking in regards to this question: What are questions from students that improved the teachers understanding of mathematics? The first comment says it's a call for discussion, and therefore not ...
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Is this question about reading research papers on-topic?

Is this question considered to be on-topic? To me it seems to be asking about the meaning of English phrases in the context of mathematics, or alternatively about how to judge the validity of a ...
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Should I split my post into three questions?

In a question of mine somebody commented that it is better to split this post into three different questions. Is it a good idea or the current format is fine? I think all questions are somehow related ...
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looking for a particular question on the main site, cannot recall the title etc

There was a question where the topic of illustrated math texts arose. I mentioned Galois' Dream, perhaps in a comment, I forget exactly. Anyway, as I was shopping for affordable linear algebra texts ...
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Mathematics of War question: community opinion

Currently there is a vote to close the question Mathematics of War. Personally I believe with an appropriate edit the question is salvageable and of much interest. I'm interested in knowing what is ...
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A question at mathematics.SE

There is a question Interacting with high school teachers (US), that fits our scope, but not that of mathematics.SE where it was asked. It would be great if it could be moved here, but I'm not sure if ...
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Discussing closure of famous mathematicians question

I asked the following question Writings about mathematics education by famous mathematicians, which was closed after a few minutes. I would like to understand whether the community agrees it should ...
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On the question 'What is gratifying in being a mathematics teacher?'

The question What is gratifying in being a mathematics teacher? sparked some discussion. At the moment it is not very clear if this is due to a side-aspect (a comparison of teaching math to that of ...