# Sphinx & MathJax

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To include mathematical notation in Python docs generated by Sphinx, it should look like the following:

```
class Line:
r"""
Holds the equation for a line.
:math:`y = mx + \frac{b}{1}`
In this equation, :math:`m` is the slope and :math:`b` is the y-intercept.
"""
pass
```

The content after `:math:`

and inside the backticks is treated as inline math. The `r`

in front of the triple quotes is used to make it a raw string and so that LaTex commands such as `\frac{}{}`

operate as intended. There also cannot be a space between `:math:`

and the backtick.

The Sphinx configuration needs to have the `mathjax`

extension loaded as well.

```
extensions = [
# ....
"sphinx.ext.mathjax",
# ....
]
```