# How to typeset variables and other code?

The variance of the signal sig3 is 43.2.

How should I typeset the above in LaTeX?

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Are the four characters in sig3 all supposed to be on one line, or is 3 to be typeset as a subscript to sig? And, is sig a (mathematical, physical, engineering) variable? – Mico Nov 29 '11 at 15:16
@Micro: They are supposed to be on one line. sig3 a MATLAB variable. – Anders Nov 29 '11 at 15:19
In that case the answer provided by @LeoLiu should fully meet your needs. :-) – Mico Nov 29 '11 at 16:12

\verb|sig3| or \texttt{sig3} if no special characters included.
Since this is LaTeX which emphasizes semantic markup, providing a command such as \newcommand{\code}[1]{\texttt{#1}} would be a good idea so that you can easily change the appearance of all code bits in the future. – mforbes Feb 14 '12 at 19:13