[IPython-dev] Using \( \), \[ \] instead of $...$, $$...$$ fox LaTeX math
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.
On Wed, 11 Jan 2012 11:22:00 -0600, Brian Granger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 7:51 PM, Joon Ro <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Thank you for the reply.
>> Actually I was not talking about making it configurable, just
>> supporting \( \) and \[ \] besides $ and $$. As far as I know \( \)
>> \[ \] 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
>> In fact, in the Mathjax documentation
>> (http://www.mathjax.org/docs/1.1/start.html), actually it says that
>> in particular that the $...$ in-line delimiters are not used by
>> 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
>> 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?
>> On Tue, 10 Jan 2012 14:17:51 -0600, Brian Granger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> There are a number of levels that this choice enters in:
>>> * Our display system enforces that latex means $ and $$. This is
>>> important as it provides a uniform interface for all people who want
>>> to develop custom latex representations of their objects for display
>>> in the notebook. As time goes on, many third parties will rely on
>>> this convention.
>>> * The configuration of MathJax and matplotlib in the notebook and
>>> qtconsole. This has to line up with the conventions in the display
>>> system, otherwise things won't work properly.
>>> I think this is one case where it doesn't make sense for this to be
>>> configurable. Otherwise we can't promise that everyones code will
>>> "just work" in IPython. Is there a reason you can't use $ and $$?
>>> On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 10:21 AM, Joon Ro <email@example.com> wrote:
>>>> I just started using notebook, and it looks awesome. Thank you so much
>>>> your dedicated work. I cannot wait to try using it through a remote
>>>> Anyway, I was thinking it would be great if it is possible to use \(
>>>> \[ \] instead of $...$, $$...$$ in the notebook for the math. Would
>>>> be easily implementable?
>>>> Thank you,
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