standard for plain-text math notation and has the added advantage that no
further translation is necessary when building LaTeX output.
+Keep in mind that when you put math markup in **Python docstrings** read by
+:mod:`autodoc <sphinx.ext.autodoc>`, you either have to double all backslashes,
+or use Python raw strings (``r"raw"``).
:mod:`.mathbase` defines these new markup elements: