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[Axiom-developer] RE: [Texmacs-dev] \left( and \right) conversions from

From: Joris van der Hoeven
Subject: [Axiom-developer] RE: [Texmacs-dev] \left( and \right) conversions from LaTeX
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2004 16:42:35 +0100 (CET)

On Wed, 8 Dec 2004, Page, Bill wrote:
> No. The interface definitely sends $$ before and after
> the formula just as they occur in the .tex file that was
> captured to a file and which I later imported.
> I agree that TeXmacs appears to be in text mode. But the
> $$ .... $$ markers are there, so I do not know why.

Are you sure? Try the --debug-io option under Linux
in order to check that you really send the right thing.

> > By the way, you will have another big disadvange when
> > using your line-breaking code: it will become impossible
> > to copy and paste part of the output back into TeXmacs.
> Is that a limitation of the way in which parts of formula
> can be selected in TeXmacs? What causes this limitation?
> Is it specific to the \over construction. Will it also
> happen if I convert to the \frac{}{} construction?

No, it is due to the fact that you output long formulas as a matrix.

> > I am not convinced either that your way of representing
> > fractions is really more readable. I would rather opt for
> > the / notation for large fractions. In that case, the
> > standard TeXmacs line-breaking code will do the job for
> > you.
> >
> Do you mean simply replacing \over (which Axiom generates
> now) wiht just / ?

Yes, in case of a "long" numerator or denominator.

> If it is that simple, then perhaps it would be nice to let the user
> decide through an option switch specific during Axiom command input.

Whatever you want; you may hack the scheme code in order to
provide such an option.

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