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

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Setting over- and underbraces outside an matrix formula

I want to typeset a matrix which consists of several submatrices. As they consist of some longer formulae I'd like to assign each a name. I tried to use \underbace and \overbrace. However now the ...
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Nested macro envocation - syntax error?

I get a Argument of \\drs has an extra }. when I try to process the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \newcommand{\drs}[2][lambda/.initial={}]{% \{% {\pgfkeys{/drs/.cd, #1, ...
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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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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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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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Math mode, gathering terms using braces

How do I produce a result like this without resorting to using a table? to the left of the braces is the result of a function, to the right are the terms (left column) with the conditions (right ...
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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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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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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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Braces in Tabular after some of the rows

I have the following code, my problem is that the braces 'A' should be the after row A1 and B1 and the second braces should be after D1 and E1. Hope someone can help? \begin{tabular}{c@{}c} ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Centering symbol displaced by underbraced text and broken underbrace

I have the following code: $$ \underbrace{ \{\varphi\}\cup\Delta_M\cup\{p_M\} }_{\text{Finito e instasifacible.} } \subseteq \underbrace{\Gamma\cup\Delta_{M+1}}_{\text{Finitamente satisfacible.}} $$ ...
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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 ...