Portions of my masters thesis work, which was never published officially, could be pretty easily adapted to a very comprehensively answer to a question on Programmers about Particle Swarm Optimization.

However, I foolishly wisely1 chose to write it in LaTeX which means I cannot just copy/paste it into the "Answer" text box there, at least (I could copy... the entire document I guess and tell people to use TeX to read it?).

The main concerns I have relate to the mathematical notation and references. Text/headings could be pretty straightforward to modify into markdown syntax.

Something like:

\begin{align*}  \labeltarget{eq:opproblem}
    &\operatorname{Minimize}& & F_p(\bar{x})  \quad & &p=1,\dots,l & &\text{\nameref{sec:objectivefunction}}\\
    &\operatorname{Subject\;To} & &g_j(\bar{x}) \leq 0, \quad & &j= 1,\dots,m & &\text{\nameref{sec:inequalityconstraints}} \\
    &&&h_k(\bar{x}) = 0, \quad & &k= 1, \dots,p  & &\text{\nameref{sec:equalityconstraints}} \\
    &&&x_{low,i} \le x_{i} \le x_{up,i}, \quad & &i = 1, \dots,n  & &\text{\nameref{sec:sideconstraints}}   

Would be great to auto convert via [insert magical process I don't know]. I could take screenshots of them, I guess...

There are also a lot of pieces like:

    \noindent with $\bar{x}$ representing  \hyperref[sec:designvariables]{design variables} for the optimization problem \cite{vanderplaats}.

Which would be.. tedious at best to go through and change.

Is there any straightforward way to minimize the tediousness of converting a TeX document to SE markdown syntax?

1: My advisor also required a Word document during the process (???) and the amount of times I've tried to convert from TeX is making me sick. Fortunately it's more fun than going backwards!

closed as off-topic by egreg, Joseph Wright Jun 4 '16 at 21:39

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    Have you considered Pandoc? – WillAdams Jan 29 '16 at 16:58
  • Really not a question at 'our' end – Joseph Wright Jun 4 '16 at 21:39

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