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Is there any shorthand for numbered equation environment?

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If you use a package, which only numbers the referenced equations, there is no need for a distinction between a numbered and an unnumbered equation. This is possible with mathtools. If you always want to use the normal equation shorthand (like \[a + b = c\]), you can use the autonum package.

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You can use a new command to start the environment and other to finish it, for example, \def\beq{\begin{equation}}.

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You could also use \let\beq\equation and \let\eeq\endequation. – Werner Jun 23 '12 at 23:30

I think using a lot of custom abbreviations is not good for the readability of your source code. Instead you should use a good editor which helps you with these kind of things. For example if you are a vim user, you can take a look at vim-latex, sometimes also called LaTeX-Suite. It is a great tool for writing LaTeX code and in particular, you just need to type in EEQ and it will immediatly replace it with



place the cursor inside of the environment and allow you to jump to the <++> marker after the environment with Ctrl+J.

I found this very comfortable. Of course for some other editors there are probably similar features.

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Thanks, I completely agree with you, however I though when there is a shorthand for number-less equation there should be one for numbers equation, but it seems that it is not true! – PHPst Jun 24 '12 at 18:22

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