[IPython-dev] Using \( \), \[ \] instead of $...$, $$...$$ fox LaTeX math

Joon Ro joonpyro@gmail....
Fri Jan 13 20:52:37 CST 2012


I'm sorry, but could you please tell me where I should look for this?
I tried to find out but it was not apparent to me where those are defined  
in the source.

Thank you,
Joon

On Wed, 11 Jan 2012 11:22:00 -0600, Brian Granger <ellisonbg@gmail.com>  
wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 7:51 PM, Joon Ro <joonpyro@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thank you for the reply.
>>
>> Actually I was not talking about making it configurable, just  
>> additionally
>> 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 \[  \].)
>
> If MathJax can support both styles simultaneously let's do that.  Can
> you look into if that is possible and submit a pull request to
> implement it?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Brian
>
>> -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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