# text alignment with center environment

I am going to include some scripts (programming) in my document and I used \texttt to make them look different from the rest of the document and I am gonna move them to the center of page with center environment but I don't have any clue how to align them (like the alignment used for equations):

\begin{center}
\texttt{kmeans=: 3 :0 \\
Nr=: \,smp \\ dis=: \%: @ +/"1(initial -"1/ grid)\^ 2 \\ index=:(|:dis) i."1 (,.<./"1 (|:dis)) \\ } \end{center}  - ## 1 Answer If you're not interested in a specific formatting of the scripts, then you can use the fancyvrb package to adjust the code location. Here's an example that indents the entire code by 2\parindent (twice the standard \parindent) for a consistent horizontal alignment across scripts: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum}% http://ctan.org/pkg/lipsum \usepackage{fancyvrb}% http://ctan.org/pkg/fancyvrb \fvset{xleftmargin=2\parindent} \begin{document} \lipsum[1] \begin{Verbatim} kmeans=: 3 :0 Nr=:,smp
dis=: %: @ +/"1(initial -"1/ grid)^ 2
index=:(|:dis) i."1 (,.<./"1 (|:dis))
\end{Verbatim}
\lipsum[2]
\end{document}


Using something like a verbatim environment (or Verbatim as provided by fancyvrb) removes the need to escape characters that are otherwise treated differently inside regular text. Moreover, the default font used it \ttfamily (this can be changed).

For actually centering the content, fancyvrb also allows you to capture the content in a box which provides the means to move it around:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}% http://ctan.org/pkg/lipsum
\usepackage{fancyvrb}% http://ctan.org/pkg/fancyvrb
\usepackage{xcolor}% http://ctan.org/pkg/xcolor
\begin{document}
\lipsum[1]
\begin{SaveVerbatim}{code}
kmeans=: 3 :0
Nr=: \$,smp
dis=: %: @ +/"1(initial -"1/ grid)^ 2
index=:(|:dis) i."1 (,.<./"1 (|:dis))
\end{SaveVerbatim}
\begin{center}
\fcolorbox{red!60!black}{white}{\BUseVerbatim{code}}
\end{center}
\lipsum[2]
\end{document}​


For formatting options, you should consider using the listings package.

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