While answering a question on computational complexity of parsing, I attempted to give a mathematical formula with TeX, but it did not work.
The same formula did work on other SE sites such as physics.
Is there a reason why it is not possible to do that on SE-linguistics?
I realize that most contributions, but not all, tend to discuss purely linguistics phenomena, and are not concerned much the mathematisation of linguistics and the development of computational linguistics.
The unavailability (unless I misused the thing) of mathematical notation can only reinforce this trend, Is it intended ?
This seems regretable. For one thing, people are clearly concerned with issues that only have a mathematical statement and answer, such as complexity issues. Another point is that some pragmatic problems that have appeared are better addressed when properly formalized in a mathematical way (such as the problem of representing ambiguity - sorry for mentionning only topics I looked at).
Also, my impression is that the site is pretty quiet. Making available the tools that would help developping issues in the mathematics of linguistics and in computational linguistics might attract more people, and give a broader scope to the site for the benefit of all.
I would also like to point out that some views and terminology differ between people doing only linguistic theory and people more oriented towards mathematical analysis of linguistic problems.
Typically, that struck me with jlawler's answer to the question What's the difference between syntax and grammar? > Though I am not disputing it, it is certainly not in agreement with the way I used these words in my academic work, which was more computational linguistics.
Being confronted with an increased diversity is always educational, especially for the downvote trigger happy.