Annotated equations for increased readability and understanding of papers
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  1. From comments here it sounds like people already deeply familiar with the mathematical notation used in a domain really want to stick with the compact, black-ink-only equation representation. However, as an engineer who occasionally wants to translate papers from a mathematical field I rarely encounter into code I will use all the time, annotations like this would greatly increase the utility I could derive from a paper in a given amount of time.

    Also, as yunruse mentioned in [0], and as I have done in my own videos that include math, syntax highlighting for math is very useful for absorbing new math. How acceptable would that be to practitioners already deep in their fields?

    So, could annotations of this form be acceptable to both groups if they were switchable on or off in an online version of a paper?

    [0] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29899938