# [IPython-dev] Using ,  instead of $...$, $$...$$ fox LaTeX math

Joon Ro joonpyro@gmail....
Tue Jan 10 21:51:51 CST 2012

Thank you for the reply.

supporting  and  besides $and $$. As far as I know  and  are as widely used as and$$ for latex math. I'm sorry I said "instead of" in the title. Should have used "in addition to." :) When I first started using latex in several years ago, I saw an documentation which recommended using  and  instead of$...$and $$...$$ somewhere (I don't remember where :)), so I have preferred them. In fact, in the Mathjax documentation (http://www.mathjax.org/docs/1.1/start.html), actually it says that "Note in particular that the$...$in-line delimiters are not used by default," because$ sign comes up too frequently in non-mathematical settings.
Mathjax supports both $...$ and $$...$$ by default. I just tried
matplotlib and I could use  there too. (It seems matplotlib does not
support neither $$nor .) -Joon On Tue, 10 Jan 2012 14:17:51 -0600, Brian Granger <ellisonbg@gmail.com> wrote: > There are a number of levels that this choice enters in: > > * Our display system enforces that latex means  and$$.  This is
> important as it provides a uniform interface for all people who want
> to develop custom latex representations of their objects for display
> in the notebook.  As time goes on, many third parties will rely on
> this convention.
> * The configuration of MathJax and matplotlib in the notebook and
> qtconsole.  This has to line up with the conventions in the display
> system, otherwise things won't work properly.
>
> I think this is one case where it doesn't make sense for this to be
> configurable.  Otherwise we can't promise that everyones code will
> "just work" in IPython.  Is there a reason you can't use $and $$? > > Cheers, > > Brian > > On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 10:21 AM, Joon Ro <joonpyro@gmail.com> wrote: >> Hi, >> >> I just started using notebook, and it looks awesome. Thank you so much >> for >> your dedicated work. I cannot wait to try using it through a remote >> connection! >> >> Anyway, I was thinking it would be great if it is possible to use , >>  instead of ...,$$...$\$ in the notebook for the math. Would
>> this
>> be easily implementable?
>>
>> Thank you,
>> Joon
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