Thrilled to see this site start.
Could we please have math notation (mathjax) enabled? Quantum gates, states and many other things are represented by matrices and vectors. So we'll need it.
Nice Job. Math/Latex support is clearly needed here, so…
$$ \Huge MathJax: ACTIVATED $$
in record time, too!
I don't doubt the need for math markup, but we ask that communities demonstrate an actual need before we enable it. Mathjax is quite dependency heavy and can slow down the system, so we just want to assure it will be needed/used before we enable it.
Please post a handful of questions that would benefit substantially from the addition of Mathjax markup so I can get it enabled.
I wanted to use math notation for the quantum states in this answer and I think faking them by using the code markup is inferior. Faking will also quickly fail when the states become a little bit more interesting.
Since Robert Cartaino requested, here's an example where MathJax is needed:
I think this answer would be better with some basic mathematics, but that's difficult without mathjax enabled.
Indeed what he says is true. It's necessary that the site members can use proper MathJax notations to denote quantum gates, qubits, matrices, etc, to convey their points in a better manner and frame more complete answers.