# [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
>> 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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