I am using the new visual R markdown editing for writing a long-form scientific document, and really like the live rendering of math. The default in visual R markdown seems to escape the
$ character (the raw form displays
\$ when I type $). To write inline math, I have two options - point and click at the insert menu, or use the catch-all ⌘ / keyboard short and then get to inline math mode.
Because I have to write many inline equations, it would be useful if there was a way to not automatically escape the
$ character and use it for writing inline math by writing
$...$ in the visual markdown mode itself. Is there a way of accomplishing this?
Note that the same issue does not arise for equation blocks, which can be input in the visual editing mode by moving to a new line and entering