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What does the "Math processing error" red button means

asked 2015-03-19 08:09:42 -0500

fccoelho gravatar image

updated 2015-03-19 08:57:46 -0500

I noticed that while I was running some code in a wroksheet in sagemathcloud, a button with red letters saying: "Math processing error" appeared in the toolbar.

when I hover over it, a tooltip appears saying "define symbolic variable".

If I press the button, the following is inserted in the current cell:

%var x, theta

what does this mean? I didn't get any error messages in my code

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answered 2015-03-19 22:55:12 -0500

William Stein gravatar image

The error means that the button label, which is an italic math x, didn't get rendered. For some reason that nobody can deduce with more information from you, your browser is not properly rendering mathematics using the mathjax library.

What operating system? Exactly which web browser and version? Does this happen every time, even after refresh? Etc.

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