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

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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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Braces alignment in Tikz

I have the following code to create a timeline with events labelled. In the second figure, between the events $(\tau_1+\frac{x_1}{K_1},x_2)$, I would like to place a curly bracket below, saying ...
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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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How can I get an underbracket with an arrowhead?

I need something like the \underbracket command from the mathtools package: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathtools}% http://ctan.org/pkg/mathtools \begin{document} \[ ...
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design multiple array using tikz

I would like to design multiple array like this using tikz:
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Getting large braces in MathJax [closed]

In answering this question on math.se I used the expression {{{|}|}|} and wanted to enlarge the outer braces to show the pairing. I tried \left \{ \left \{ \{ | \} \right \} \right \} (with ...
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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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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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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 \>\> ...
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Texshop macro for braces

How to insert \left( \right) by simply typing e.g. 'cmd+m' on Texshop. As an example: write 2+2 and then 'cmd+m' and the output is: \left(2+2\right)
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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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Large braces for specifying values of variables by condition

How do I typeset something like, X = 0 if a=1, 1 otherwise, using those huge left braces and specifying each condition in a line?
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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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Adding a large brace next to a body of text

I'm writing a short document listing some chronological events. I want to pick out a period with a big brace. Here's a quick mockup: What's the best way to do this? Can I set the size declaratively ...
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Only left brace or bar in math equations [duplicate]

I wanna insert only a left bar like \left | without the closing right bar. Why? I want to use it as separator of calculation hints. $a * b = c | :b\\ a = \frac{c}{b}$ and so on. It must be a left ...
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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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Connect nodes with curly braces in TikZ

I would like to know how to connect nodes with curly braces in TikZ. The picture below shows what I want to do: And this is what I already got: \documentclass[class=minimal,border=0pt]{standalone} ...
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make horizontal braces over math

I want to make a horizontal brace for mark a part of some numbers as special. see the picture: I hope I made it clear...
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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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braces with text in bold

This works fine but I get the text outside the braces in bold which I do not want. \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{array}% http://ctan.org/pkg/array \usepackage{amsmath}% ...
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Would like to make braces larger using Fourier package

in my MWE below, I wanted to know if it is possible to make the "{ }" larger like this (while still using the fourier package): Here is my code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fourier} ...
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Underbraces in formula pointing to text part 2

This post is building from the post found here developed by Gonzalo Medina. How to get the same equation to behave correctly on two different pages? In my code, the under braces do not fall in the ...
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Using big braces to show parts of code

On p. 428 of the TeXbook, Knuth uses large vertical braces (through the \hidebrace command, of which I cannot find documented anywhere) to show different sections of fonts. I was looking to use a ...
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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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Left curly brace in tabular environment

I have following code: \begin{IEEEeqnarray}{c} y = \beta_0 + \sum\limits_{i=1}^{m}{\beta_i x_i} + \sum\limits_{i = 1}^{m} \sum\limits_{j \geq 1}^{m}{\beta_{ij} x_i x_j} + \epsilon ...
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Underbraces in formula pointing to text

In the MWE below, I wanted to get the formula to show up with underbraces and lines pointing to the text like this: Here is my code: \documentclass{book} ...
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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 to put 2 left curly braces horizontally as in the same row?

I tried to put 2 left curly braces horizontally, each of which defines a variable. However, we I get is one on top of the other. This may leave too much empty space. So is there any way to put the ...
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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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Curly braces disappear when reloading LyX document

I have a problem in LyX when using a math macro with an optional argument. I want to have an interval [a,b] as argument, which I need to group in curly braces, otherwise LaTeX will confuse the ...
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Why does TeX remove braces around delimited arguments?

On pp. 203–204 of the TeXbook, Knuth describes how TeX absorbs macros' arguments: delimited go until the first appearance of the delimiter, and undelimited go until the next token, in both cases ...
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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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Conflicting multi-line underbrace labels

Sometimes a \makebox gives nice underbrace, sometimes multiline version with \parbox works. But how to combine two multiline-underbrace-equation-labels side by side and make them look good? ...
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How do I adjust \underbrace spacing?

I have an equation like this \documentclass{article} \usepackage{IEEEtrantools} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{IEEEeqnarray*}{rClCl} \left( \begin{array}{c} ...
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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 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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\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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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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Usage of the curly brackets [duplicate]

I have noticed today that the LaTeX would compile regardless if I put curly brackets or not. What I mean is this: I would usually write in maths mode \frac{1}{2} however latex also compiles if I write ...
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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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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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Left brace in align environoment [duplicate]

I would like to have a left brace around equations in the align environment. How can I do this? (I would like to use this environment because I would like to number each individual equation to be ...
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Multiple cases with automatic braces

I am writing a relation in which I need to describe the value of G(i, s, a): \documentclass{article} \usepackage {amsfonts} \usepackage {amsmath} \usepackage [margin=1in]{geometry} \usepackage ...
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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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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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A part of the Leontief matrix: something -> something

I know this is probably not needed considering I have a matrix and such, but I would like to know what the best way would be for formatting something like this into LaTeX: Tried using matrices and ...
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Sublimetext highlighting of braces

In SublimeText 3, the syntax highlighting for latex documents in math mode has the following (unexpected?) behavior. Consider the following: \{sometext\} versus \{ sometext\}. The syntax ...
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Labeling non axis parallel braces in tikz

Given two points, the following code draws a brace connecting them and labels it. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc,decorations.pathreplacing} \begin{document} ...
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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 brace, ...
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Splitting up an expression (that has braces)

I am trying to split up the longest set (the super long expression) here into multiple lines, I've looked at some other similar questions on this forum and tried a few different things but nothing ...