Conventionally { and }; used to delimit groups or arguments in (La)TeX code.

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\newcommand with options

My question is about declaring a "newcommand" with an option. I have defined \newcommand{\bforall}[2]{\forall #1\, (#2)} so that $\bforall{x}{x \in A}$ writes $\forall x (x \in A)$. I would like ...
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unicode-math and braces scaling

I am trying to create a minimal lualatex distribution, and hence try to eliminate as much non OTF fonts as possible (I try to get rid of the .afm, .pfb, .map, etc files to save space). Everything is ...
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How to adjust brace size for nested braces?

How can I adjust the size of the outer braces to make the following equation neater? \documentclass[a4paper]{scrreprt} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \[ M = \left\{ x \in X : ...
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! You can't use `\eqno' in math mode

what is wrong with this??? please,can anyone help? \begin{equation} \label{probabilityy} P^{t}({E_{0})=P_{0}+(1-P_{0})P_{1}+ (1-P_{0})(1-P_{1})P_{2}+.......+P_{n}\Pi_{k_{0}}^{n-1}(1-P_{k}) ...
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Case equation without curly brace

I want to have a case equation without the left curly brace. I am using \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amsthm} ...
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Remove additional space around \underbrace{…}

How do I remove the additional space that is added when using \underbrace{...}, to get the same width in both lines: \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Can I use \begingroup \endgroup as delimiter of \detokenize, instead of {}?

I would like to use other delimiters than {} for the argument of \detokenize. E.g. something like \detokenize\begingroup a lot of stuff \com \mycom \endgroup but it does not work. Am I really ...
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typesetting material to the left of a big curly brace

\documentclass{article} \newcommand*{\LeftWidth}{3.0cm}% \newcommand*{\RightWidth}{\dimexpr\linewidth-\LeftWidth-2em\relax}% \newcommand{\AlignedBrace}[2]{% \medskip\par\noindent% ...
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braces on the sides of an easybmat matrix

I created the following matrix with easybmat, and I would like to add at the bottom (respectively right) something like an underbrace (resp. "rightbrace") under each of the two blocks, together with a ...
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Splitting a command syntax across a \newenvironment definition

This question is a direct follow-up to the question Can a \newcommand Definition Contain Braces as Substitution Text? I asked yesterday. The following example is once again a counter-intuitive one, ...
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natbib: Error when citing paper with similar authors and same year

I get a strange error when I try cite two certain papers in the same document, when I use the natbib package (with numbers option enabled). If I trim the author list or change the year of either ...
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prevent the label beneath an underbrace from taking up vertical space

\documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{multline*} = I_{B}(\Pi_{B})_{\theta}[\theta_{B},\Lambda^{\prime}[I_{0} - I_{B}[1-F(\theta_{B})]]] - ...
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Detect closing braces with a command

I want to make a command that detects if the next token written in the document is a closing brace. My best approach is to use the \@ifnextchar command. In fact, the following code: \makeatletter { ...
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How to disable auto-complete braces in TEXStudio?

I want to disable auto-complete for braces in TeXstudio. In its simplest form, when I type { I do not want it to automatically add a }. When it does this, many times I end up deleting the brace, ...
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Braces on either side of a list

I want to create this: The following code does this, but produces a number of overfull hbox and vbox statements in the log -- how can I get rid of those? On the other hand, if there is a better ...
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How to put curly brace in front of even number of bullets?

I need to put curly braces in front of even number of bullets. The following post works perfectly for odd number of bullets. Bullet points and curly braces how can we modify it to for even number ...
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Whole word as a macro argument when macro called without braces

I have a macro: \newcommand{\sEmph}[1]{\textbf{\textcolor{NavyBlue}{#1}}} Then I can do: Some text is in \sEmph{blue}, and some in black. with this result: But if I omit the braces only the ...
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How do I handle a closing brace in a 'character scanning' macro?

Problem I need to define a command that grabs all numerical digits following it and leaves the rest alone. Eventually I came up with this: First Solution \RequirePackage{xstring} % for \IfInteger ...
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underbrace matrix inside brackets

I would like to put an underbrace below the matrix like this: $$\left(\underbrace{ \left[\begin{array}{ccc} a&b&c\\ d&e&f\\ g&h&i \end{array}\right]}_{A} ...
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How can I calculate the length of the longest word in a node?

I would like to create an inline brace command \inline{} for xelatex using TikZ. The difficult part is calculating the text width for the node without hardcoding it into the tikzpicture environment. ...
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Dynamically sized brackets/parentheses for text

I'd like to have a large bracket that shows a relationship from one set of text to another, like this: Nam dui ligula, fringilla a, ) euismod sodales, sollicitudin ) vel, wisi. Morbi auctor ...
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\underbrace symbol is wrong

Hey guys, I tried to google the solution, but I didn't find any solution to this. I am using beamer,xelatex to prepare a slide. When I use \underbrace, the brace doesn't show, instead, a crappy symbol ...
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Large braces to specify condition in a set

How do I define this in LaTeX - I am writing a description of a set, and I need huge braces because I have lot of clauses to fit in, and it will take more than 1 line. For example: A = \{ (x,y,z) : ...
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Underbrace problem

I have some problem to make the Underbrace partly for the equation like the picture shows. The unique part is the "b" is used twice. Thanks !
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Remove extra curly braces

In this MWE, I demonstrate my problem: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{seqsplit} \newcommand{\dosomething}[1]{\uppercase{#1}} \newcommand{\dosomethingelse}[1]{\seqsplit{#1}} \begin{document} ...
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How to change the orientation of a brace?, with psbrace, in PsTricks

I can´t believe it. I was looking and reading... the multiple examples in page 23 in pstricks-add-doc.pdf and I can´t reach what I want. Even copying and pasting any examples of the PDF I know how ...
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Right curly bracket around text

The following code will produce some text enclosed by a right curly bracket and to the right of it some other text saying that is the same meaning. Now, I would like to have the text aligned to the ...
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short curly braces with tikz

Is there a way to get curly braces with tikz which look more like this one? At the moment I'm using the following to get curly braces: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...
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How to make the this brace bigger? “}”

here is my code: \begin{equation*} \left . \substack{ 2 \beta_{r,j}^{(l)} = \beta_{r,j}^{l-1} + \beta_{R+r,j}^{(l-1)} \epsilon_{m}^{j} \\ 2 \beta_{r,m+j}^{(l)} = ...
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Text over the overbrace beyond “scope”

does anyone know how can I avoid the free space between the sum sign and the indicator function. I guess it's caused by the width of the upper block above the overbrace. So is there a way to allow ...
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Adjusting \underbrace “cursor” at horizontal axis

Given is following formula: \[ \begin{split} \sum\limits_{k=-n}^k c_ke^{ikx}=\frac{a_0}{2}+&\underbrace{\sum\limits_{k=1}^n\left(c_ke^{ikx}+c_{-k}e^{-ikx}\right)}\\ ...
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How to add curly brace below xytree nodes

I would like to add a curly brace and label underneath the E and F nodes of an xytree like this: So far, I have the code for the tree, but haven't been able to figure out how to insert the curly ...
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LaTeX3: tokens for curly braces

I use a clist of delimiters to define functions that enclose text within the said delimiters. Here is a MWE: \ExplSyntaxOn \clist_new:N \l_delim_clist \clist_put_right:Nn \l_delim_clist { {paren, ...
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Side braces - can somebody make sure I'm reading this right?

After some trial and error, and a little help from this stack overflow question I was able to put together this code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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how to remove additional space around \underbrace and justify the text under it

How do I remove the additional space around \underbrace justify the text under it, if the latter is longer than the text above it? To illustrate the issue: \documentclass{article} ...
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Changing the size of the braces from the cases environment

I have created the following picture using the cases environment. For this picture I have two questions. 1) I would like to limit the size of the braces created by the cases environment to ...
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pass to \geometry{} options using a macro - keyval error

MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{geometry} \newcommand{\GeomOpts}{a4paper,vmargin={3cm,3cm}} \geometry{\GeomOpts} \begin{document} \end{document} Because of the braces in \GeomOpts its ...
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slim braces in a table

We need to make clear that certain data is the same in several rows. An underbrace taken from math-mode does the job quite well, but is unfortunately way too prominent in the table, especially in ...
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“Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup” error

Don't understand why this piece won't compile fluently. TeX file as following: \begin{figure} \centering \includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{chapter2/epjb/groups_0.pdf} ...
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How to tell LaTeX to automatically remove envelopping curly braces in a string to use with biblatex?

I am using biblatex together with a bibliography manager Referencer. I want to use the url field of the bib file to link to the page. However, Referencer has urls of the form url = {{ http://... }} ...
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How to change the style of the braces around equation numbers in the align-environment

I would like to change the braces in the align-environment from the normal braces ( ) to rectangular braces [ ],
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Unnecessary braces versus speed compilation process

Could the use of many unnecessary braces speed down the compilation process? I'm asking because I use many many alert commands, defined by \def\alert#1{\textcolor{red}{#1}} So when I want to ...
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Array environment cell over two rows keeping alignment

I am trying to span braces over two rows while keeping the aligment in the following example correct alignment in this case the alignment is correct. I think I am nearly there, any help would be ...
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Using simple, MathJax-compatible TeX to put enclose a matrix in braces

I was trying to explain the identity matrix over at Math StackExchange and I wound up using the following. $${\bf I_n} = \underbrace{ \left.\left( ...
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Is it possible to double underbrace?

$$\ln(L)\approx\ln(L_0) + \underbrace{\frac{\mathrm{d}\ln(L)}{\mathrm{d}\mu}\bigg|_n}_{=\dfrac{n}{\mu}-\large{1}}(\mu-n) + \frac{\mathrm{d^2}\ln(L)}{\mathrm{d}\mu^2}\bigg|_n\frac{(\mu-n)^2}{2!}$$ ...
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Can a \newcommand Definition Contain Braces as Substitution Text?

The following example is completely counter-intuitive, but I need this in a bigger definition I'm not including here. \newcommand{\openbrace}{{} I need this to start a nested scope. Is this ...
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TeXShop: disabling auto bracketing?

Whenever I used an underscore it automatically adds those curly brackets to it. Now sometimes thats nice, but sometimes you really dont need this. Is there a way to disable that feature? I roamed ...
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Vertical spacing with underbrace command

How can I set how much vertical spacing is put between my equation and the curly bracket used in underbrace? As an example, I feel like the following just puts the brace too close to the equation: ...
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How to put a curly brace in the right of three lines within an align-environment

I have a question concerning how to add a curly brace at the right side of three lines in an align-environment. The following is an example of what I'm speaking about: ...
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Resize braces arbitrarily

I'm trying to get arbitrarily big braces in some graphs I have to make, using Inkscape with the PDF+LaTeX option. The problem I have is that simply resizing a bracket makes it stretch: I'm aware ...