# Math column in tabular without “array” package

I'd like to do something like

\begin{tabular}{>{$}c<{$} c}

but I'm not able to use the array package (which defines >{...} and <{...}) due to technical restrictions.

Is there any simple way I can achieve this?

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What technical restrictions? – egreg Jan 29 '12 at 21:05
Have to upload a file to a remote server in order to submit it and I'm not allowed to change the preamble. :\ – Ben Alpert Jan 29 '12 at 21:26
This may sound like real skulduggery, but could you just cut and paste all (or at least the relevant portions) of the code of array.sty into the first part of the body of your document, sandwiching it between \makeatletter and \makeatother? You would have to comment out the \CheckCommand* instruction, though, as such an instruction is only allowed in the preamble... – Mico Jan 29 '12 at 21:40

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