# Would it be possible for Socratic to support LaTeX in addition to the math formatter that is already included?

## I understand that people find LaTeX unintuitive, difficult to use, and "bad for learning" (as noted in this blog post) etc. However, it is just so much more powerful and allows you to do stuff that one can only use hacks with the current math formatter, sometimes not with the exact effects one wants. So, I was wondering, would it be possible for Socratic to support LaTeX? Maybe have hashtags for those who are uncomfortable with LaTeX and  notation for those who prefer LaTeX more? Edit: It seems that Socratic currently supports \ \ [ x\equiv 2\pmod{3} \ \ ] (remove the spaces between the slashes and brackets to get $x\equiv 2\pmod{3}$) for pure LaTeX, but not the complete set of full features... at least not the ones I'm looking for.

Jun 25, 2018

Yes, it would be possible, but...

#### Explanation:

... that's not going to happen anytime soon.