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Re: [O] math in parentheses
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Andreas Leha |
Subject: |
Re: [O] math in parentheses |
Date: |
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:30:29 +0000 |
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Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (darwin) |
Hi Nick,
Nick Dokos <address@hidden> writes:
> Andreas Leha <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> Hi Richard,
>>
>> Richard Lawrence <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Hi Andreas,
>>>
>>> Andreas Leha <address@hidden> writes:
>>>
>>>> I encounter a problem using $..$ expressions when they are enclosed
>>>> in parentheses.
>>>
>>>> This $T$ works, but ($T$) this does not.
>>>>
>>>> Is that expected behaviour?
>>>>
>>>> (Note that \(...\) expressions work.)
>>>
>>> Yes, that is the expected behavior. Org is much pickier about when "$"
>>> can be a math delimiter than "\( ... \)". The reason is that "$" can
>>> also be used as a regular symbol in Org documents; when it is, it should
>>> be *not* be exported as a math delimiter to LaTeX, and distinguishing
>>> non-math-delimiting from math-delimiting uses of "$" is not a trivial
>>> matter.
>>>
>>> Thus, when in doubt, use "\( ... \)".
>>>
>>
>> Thanks for following that up. I do use \(...\) when I encounter
>> problems with $...$ (which is a lot nicer to type and read).
>>
>> I am happy with using the fall-back \(...\) every now and then.
>>
>> Just for me to understand: Is the problem the missing whitespace
>> around the $...$ expression?
>>
>
> See
>
>
> http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/510/are-and-preferable-to-dollar-signs-for-math-mode
>
> for some arguments for and (mostly) against (although one of the "for"s
> is Frank Mittelbach - which surely tilts the scale quite a lot).
Thanks. A very good read. These are arguments on the LaTeX end. My
question was more on the orgmode end, I guess.
> FWIW,
> I've trained myself to use \(...\) and don't find it any harder to read
> than $...$ - and I don't mind the extra typing either. The fact that
> both org and MathJax deal better with \(...\) just reinforces that
> choice.
I do not agree with the readability but I can live (quite happily) with
using \(...\). And maybe my perception of the readability changes over
time....
Regards,
Andreas
- [O] math in parentheses, Andreas Leha, 2014/10/28
- Re: [O] math in parentheses, Richard Lawrence, 2014/10/28
- Re: [O] math in parentheses, Andreas Leha, 2014/10/28
- Re: [O] math in parentheses, Rasmus, 2014/10/28
- Re: [O] math in parentheses, Andreas Leha, 2014/10/28
- Re: [O] math in parentheses, Rasmus, 2014/10/28
- Re: [O] math in parentheses, Andreas Leha, 2014/10/29
- Re: [O] math in parentheses, Nick Dokos, 2014/10/28
- Re: [O] math in parentheses,
Andreas Leha <=
- Re: [O] math in parentheses, Rasmus, 2014/10/29
- Re: [O] math in parentheses, Nick Dokos, 2014/10/29
- Re: [O] math in parentheses, Eric S Fraga, 2014/10/31