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

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Why do braces around a single-letter argument of a macro affect its output?

I thought \ul 8, \ul8, and \ul{8} are identical ways of passing an argument 8 to a command \ul. However, they produce different output. Why? MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{soul} ...
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How do I insert a command using braces into the caption of a ctable?

I need to place a hyperref command into the caption of a ctable, but this does not produce correct output. For example: \ctable[caption={Properties of the \hyperref[sec:Towers]{Towers} dataset.}, ...
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How to put a brace and a title?

I would like to put a brace between the Q_s and Q_d of the following diagram \begin{tikzpicture}[domain=0:5,scale=1,thick] \usetikzlibrary{calc} %allows coordinate calculations. %Define linear ...
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relative positioning in multipart nodes

Is there a way do draw a line from the beginning of the tip of the brace, using relative positioning? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Can't escape curly braces in \lstinline

Upon trying to typeset the following TeX I get the error: Too many }'s. ...handleClick } >Button component} TeX: \lstinline{<Button onClick=\{this.handleClick\}>Button ...
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Index unmatched braces in LaTeX

I am trying to make the following work \documentclass{book} \usepackage{makeidx} \makeindex \begin{document} \chapter{One} \section{One} Let us try to index the characters '()'. \index{()@()} \\ Let ...
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How to draw vertical brace right side of a vertical line with node?

I want to draw the following figure (with a node which is not shown). I obtained this with the following code: \begin{figure} \begin{center} $\left.\begin{array}{rr} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw ...
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Brace spanning multiple rows in a table and horizontal alignment

I'm a beginner trying to do an brace inside a table, that is spanning multiple rows. I assume the best way to achieve this is to do a two-row tabular environment, with an array environment for the ...
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multi-line text for brace decoration in tikz

I'm trying to make a time-line with events by means of tikZ. Everything is going fine, I found (here) some nice examples and explanations but... I do a brace decoration for my time-line which has long ...
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How to create an array with both vertical and horizontal braces around the elements

I want to create the matrix shown bellow in Latex. I have the horizontal curly brackets figured out, I can use undermat{}{} for that. I do not however know how to insert the vertical curly brackets ...
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Side brace in dfrac

So I have this formula \begin{empheq}[right=\empheqrbrace]{align*} \dfrac{\dfrac{\dfrac{\dfrac{ \frac{1}{a} % <-- start with this a }{a}}{a}}{\vdots}}{a} that's rendered in this formula: ...
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Define a special verbatim commmand

To learn more about Plain TeX, I try to define a special verbatim command \verb{code}, which puts code inside braces. When there is no braces in code, It's easy. But when there are some balanced ...
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How to write two *unaligned* multi-line braces on both sides

I have a theorem which is about some 4 conditions, 3 of which are equivalent in one case, and some other three are equivalent in some other case, hence I would like to typeset something like this: ...
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Why don't the curly braces and the mid bar become bigger?

I'm having the following code: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{amssymb,amsthm,amsmath} \newcommand{\abs}[1]{\lvert #1 \rvert} \newcommand{\N}{\mathbb N} \newcommand{\K}{\mathbb K} ...
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How to align two equation arrays when combined with lateral braces

I want to have two equation arrays including lateral braces aligned properly. So far I got \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{align} \overline{z}_k^{[m]} \sim ...
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How to escape curly braces in \texttt inside math mode?

In a previous question was answered how to escape curly braces within \texttt{}. On answer suggest using the fontenc package. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \begin{document} \(a ...
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Make a character thinner

With the following LaTeX code, the braces look too thick when the array is large. Is it possible to make the brace thinner? By the way, the | delimiters look always good. \[\left\{\begin{array}{l} ...
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How to prevent \underbrace from overlapping with a \chemfig?

A chemical formula I'm annotating overlaps with an underbrace, unless I use brackets. How can I prevent overlap without placing brackets? MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{chemfig} ...
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Replacing braces in strings

I know I should probably not want to, but say for the sake of discussion that I wanted to remove braces from a string for some purpose (background, now obsolete). From its package description, ...
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The command \string does not print curly braces of its argument

While printing the List of Symbols, I would like, in a draft, to print the definition commands as well. For instance, consider the following commands: \providecommand{\perm}{\ensuremath{\pi}} ...
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Script to remove curly brackets around a single token. How legitimate would that be?

I work on a script that tries to bring LaTeX input into a more canonical form. One of the things I would like to do is remove curly brackets around single tokens, which could be either a single ...
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system of equation without the brackets? Possible?

Hi can i make a system of equations like the one below \[ \systeme{2y+4x=9, 3x-2y=10} \] But WITHOUT the bracket (braces) behind the equations?
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Bracing fraction numerator or denominator to the left or right

I have a fraction with further fractions in both the numerator and denominator. I wish to label the fractions in the numerator and denominator with braces to the right. I would like these braces to ...
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Strip one level of braces for using keyval-value within nested keyval

I have defined my own figure command using xkeyval and I want to pass arguments for the nested \includegraphics as one of its keyvalues (maybe I stripped too much code, but I hope you get the idea): ...
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Underbrace in equation in align environment

In my code below, I wanted to add another underbrace under the "B" underbrace in the beginning of the second equation with z. The second underbrace should cover from the [x,y] to just before the "=" ...
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lstinline loses braces when used as an argument to another command

I'm using the listings package, for the Java language (which, as all C-like languages, uses braces as a block delimiter). I intend to use \lstinline{...} as the second argument to a command for ...
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Knurled or broken brackets and braces

Why are my brackets with gaps and sometimes even knurled shape? How can I solve this issue without having to draw the forms with another tool (Broken matrix - gaps in brackets (solved with Tikz)) ...
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Connecting scopes with braces and arrows

I'm working in a tikz figure that so far is like that: Produced with the following code: \documentclass[tikz,border=9]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{matrix, calc, backgrounds, ...
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Side margin text and brace across multiple pages

hopefully a simple question to ask, not sure about the answer... Given the MWEs \documentclass{report} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{lipsum} \newcommand\BrText[2]{% \par\smallskip ...
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Using braces in verbatim environment

I want to put some code in a verbatim environment: \begin{verbatim} data _≥_ : Nat → Nat → Set where ge0 : {y : Nat} → y ≥ zero geS : {x : Nat} {y : Nat} → x ≥ y → suc x ≥ ...
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Should I put the name of a new command in braces? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do people use unnecessary braces? In so far as I know, the open and close braces around the command name for \newcommand{\commandname}{...} versus ...
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Adding braces around equations

Is there any way to add braces around a system of equations? Say I want to add braces around: a=x+2y+3z b=6x+y+2z c=5x+3y+z The best example I could find of how I want the braces to look is the ...
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Multiple results for equation

How do I define a equation e.g. x +y that shall be true for e.g. <5 and >0 in one equation? I was thinking of using a large brace, but I can't find any example of how to achieve this.
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subequations and array in braces

I need something like this: \left\{ first line (1a) second line (1b) third line (1c) \right. all lines should be aligned to left
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How to align braces with middle vertical line the same size in math mode?

How can I make the middle vertical line the same size as the braces? \[ A\left(c\mid \substack{a,b \\ c,d} \right) \] Thanks!
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Braces (not)containing \underbrace

This: \left\{ \begin{array}{l} \frac{da}{dt}=\sum\limits_kJ_k\sin(D_{ok})\\ \frac d{dt}\left\{\begin{array}{c}e\\i\end{array}\right\}=A+\sum\limits_kJ_k\sin(D_{ok})\\ \frac ...
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Latex Curly braces grouping arrows

I'm creating a communication diagram. The desired effect is to have the following in a box: Alice Bob ...
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newenvironment with braces split between start and end

I'm defining a command for placing figures in the margin. A simple version follows: \documentclass{article} \newcommand{\margin}[1]{\marginpar{#1}} \begin{document} \margin{Figure goes here} ...
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write equation with more than one curly brace

I was trying to write the equation, but did not get enough hints in tex.stackexchange.com
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breqn and subscripts and curly braces

When using the package breqn I got some compile errors. Without the package this works just fine. (I am using xelatex.) \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{scrbook} \usepackage{breqn} ...
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Starting environment with \begin{env} or with \env{}

I have noticed that I can start some LaTex environment in two ways. For the frame environment in Beamer, for example, \begin{frame} % .. frame content .. \end{frame} is equivalent to \frame { % ...
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How two draw a two-head vector and curly brace in picture environment?

I want to insert a two-head vector, and a curly brace of length of my choice, as shown in figure below in the picture environment and want to put it on the specified location. Unable to find any ...
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How to get large parentheses with \tanh-function?

I want to show a function which includes the tanh of a fraction, i.e. \tanh(\frac{x - g}{h}) but which gives me the normal small parentheses. I already tried \tanh\(\frac{x - g}{h}\) but this just ...
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Big braces both on left and right of column or array

I'm trying to type a column with seven elements and some vertical big braces on its left and right. The code I use is \[ \begin{array}{rcl} & \Gamma & \\ \multirow{3}{*}{$\mathcal{D}_3 ...
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Using Tikz in a figure, can I draw braces between nodes and control spacing between brace ends and the nodes?

This question is related to Draw curly braces in TikZ. Is there a way of making the solution more general for when you wish to use node names to define the end points? To illustrate, I've made a ...
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Double braces in equation

I'm trying to create the attached image formulae. But I don't know how to get the double braces to work. This is my attempt with only single brace. x(t_n) = \left\{ \begin{array}{l l} 0 ...
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Curly brace with a bar next to it

I'm trying to work out if there's a symbol for this, or if my hack will have to do. What I'd like to achieve is a symbol identical to the curly braces with a bar here: But the closest I can seem ...
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Is it possible to take “sum” from computer modern, “braces” from fourier?

The code is here. Also How can i add underbraces from fourier? \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage{ucs} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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How to arbitrarily stretch braces

I want to stretch the \rbrace command by an arbitrary vertical scale factor in order to have precise control over its size inside a TikZ picture. Surely there's a simply command to stretch it, any ...
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Long definition with braces

I know, maybe this topic is duplicate but i didnt find the correct answer. \begin{align*} \Theta(g(n)) = \left{f(n)|\>\> \text{existují}\>\> c_1 >0, c_2 > 0 \>\> ...