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Define additional math operators to be typeset in roman

easy question. I am writing some maths and I want to write the epigraph of a function so I type $epi(\varphi)$ but the epi comes out in italics. I want it to come out as $\log(x)$ would except obviously I cannot use $\epi$. How do I do it?

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Thank you! So I'll create a math operator then. –  Nik Mar 20 '12 at 15:20
    
We've closed this as a duplicate to make it easier for others looking for how to do this to find the answers. –  Andrew Stacey Mar 20 '12 at 16:46
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If you do:

\newcommand{\epi}{\operatorname{epi}}

then \epi will work just as \log does. I believe amsmath also provides:

\DeclareMathOperator{\epi}{epi}

which does the same thing.

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and use \DeclareMathOperator*{\epi}{epi} if you want it to place limits above and below in displayed math. –  daleif Mar 20 '12 at 15:26
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