[LON-CAPA-users] FW: printing of math

Carl Lira lira at egr.msu.edu
Sat Dec 5 22:09:40 EST 2015

Dear Jacob Bond:


Carl Lira
Michigan State
Chemical Engineering

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Subject: Re: [LON-CAPA-users] FW: printing of math

>Could I have your permission to insert some of your response into the 
>lon-capa documentation? It seems that the '$' and '$$' methods should 
>be recommended as LaTeX 'robust' and that the '\(' and '\[' methods 
>could be explained as supported, but considered as LaTeX 'fragile' with 
>a reference to consult a LaTeX manual if use of the fragile method 
>results in unexpected results occur.
>Carl Lira
>Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Michigan State


I would discourage you from going so far as recommending $ and $$. As
explained here:
$ and $$ are not officially supported in LaTeX. Though they do work, they
are holdovers from TeX/AMS-TeX. The LaTeX equivalents are \(,\) and \[,\].

Jacob Bond

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