{brackets} is about different brackets, their usage and functionality in (La)TeX.

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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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Problem with brackets

I need to get {}. So what is wrong with the command $ \left\lbrace \left\rbrace $ ?
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Biblatex+Biber footcite style when using autocite

I'm referring to this post. Please consider the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[style=alphabetic, autocite=footnote]{biblatex} % Footnote modifications: ...
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Deep brackets around a text

What I'm trying to achieve is to get the following effect for a body of text: . I've looked at many examples that use all sort of brackets, but none of them look like the ones above. So far, I've ...
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break a long equation with an initial bracket [duplicate]

I tried to fix this problem by reading the answers to the questions on this forum related to this topic, but I did not find any solution. Could you help me, please? The thing is that I have to break a ...
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Vertical Alignment of Matrix Cells

In the equation below, I would like to have the horizontal dashed lines that seperate different cells of the matrix to be vertically aligned. Furthermore it would be nice if the square brackets of ...
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Nested call for brackets

I need to create a custom command that behaves differently when it is called. For example consider \documentclass{article} \newcommand{\bkt}[1]{\left( {#1} \right)} \begin{document} ...
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Brackets and label in align environment [duplicate]

I want to write a little system of two equations with a left bracket over the two lines. Moreover I want to label each of these equations in order to refer to them. I wrote this : The system of ...
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How to put the character ] inside the short version of caption on list of table? [duplicate]

I'm using winedt and would like to insert something like \caption [blabla [-1, 1]V] {blabla [-1, 1]V...} in one of the tables, but I do not know how to escape the character ]. I've tried \\] ...
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Bold bracket row vector/matrix

i want to define a matrix-vector product, which is defined something like this: \left[\begin{array}{cccc} A & B & C & D \end{array}\right] \left[\begin{array}{c} u \\ v \\ w \\ y ...
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How do I type a single bracket?

How do you produce a single bracket in LaTeX? I just want to insert a " [ " without closing the bracket. Is there a way to do this?
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Using boxes to define an adjusting (Dirac) bracket

I'd like to define a set of adjusting bracket, called in physics Dirac brackets. This brackets accept three arguments, separated by vertical lines, and all of them are enclosed by angles, e.g. in ...
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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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Polymer structure in PPCHTEX - how to make big brackets?

I'm trying to draw polymer structure using PPCHTEX under ConTeXt packages, my current code is \starttext \startformula \setupchemical[scale=small,width=fit] \startchemical ...
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Flexible brackets around text [duplicate]

Is there any way to make flexible brackets around some text? So I tried to use fancyvrb and got something like this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fancyvrb} \usepackage{color} ...
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How to replace parentheses with symbol of other font so that they are expandable? [closed]

I use Bitstream Charter for my document, but I'm not satisfied with the appearance of round parentheses. I'd like to replace them with the parentheses from Palatino, both in text and math mode. In ...
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Latex math encapsulating complex expression in bracket

Latex newbie here. I've clumsily built the following math expression in Latex \begin{align} &W_{i'}(\alpha) = \cdots \notag\\ &\vdots \notag\\ &W_i(\alpha) = ...
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Resize brackets for publication?

I am unsure how to select appropriate size of brackets for different equations. Example \begin{equation} (v, \frac{\partial^{2} u}{\partial t^{2}}) + c^{2}(\nabla v, \nabla u) - c^{2} (v, ...
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How to change the size of the brackets

\begin{document} The algebraic system define over operator $\star$ , which is \emph{closed} and \emph{associative} is called SEMIGROUP. The algebraic system define over operator $\star$ having ...
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How to break long equations while keeping alignment?

I have the following long equations: \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{displaymath} \begin{aligned} (\chi_1|\chi_1) ...
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How can I define a macro with literal square brackets in the body?

The following macro works correctly for enclosing an expression in parenthesis. \def\group#1{\left ( #1 \right )} I want to write the equivalent macro for enclosing an expression in square ...
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Wrap lines of code with curly bracket and add some text next to it

I am currently studying algorithmic complexity of some programs, I have to deal with lines and lines of code and it would be really nice and helpful if I could wrap some of those lines in a right (or ...
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Anomalous bracket sizes when using the cancel package

I have been happily using the cancel package that allows to cross out parts of mathematical formulas for some time now. However, today I noticed a very strange behaviour in the size of brackets ...
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Use custom brackets

For my thesis I need particular brackets for defining some operators. I found \llceil, \rrceil, \llfloor and \rrfloor in the stmaryrd package, which are just what I was looking for. Unfortunately, ...
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curly braces problem (garamondx package)

Sorry. i couldn't see another question about this. I'm using garamondx package. The problem is large curly bracket. It seems like the picture given. i want stg like { , but that's like ( . what can i ...
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Automatically size the brackets by \left and \right

My tex code \documentclass[twocolumn]{article} \usepackage{amsmath, amsfonts, amssymb, textcomp} \usepackage[T4, OT1]{fontenc} \usepackage{newunicodechar} \usepackage{unicode-math} ...
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Spacing around brackets in slanted or italics

From time to time I use brackets as an equivalent of respectively, like in the following sentence: A semigroup [monoid, group] $S$ is commutative if, for all $x, y \in S$, $xy = yx$. Now, I would ...
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How to put lots of brackets

I want to show all valid bracketed strings made from {} [] (). This is the intended output: {[()]} {[]()} {[]}() {([])} {()[]} {()}[] {}[()] {}[]() {}([]) {}()[] [{()}] [{}()] [{}]() [({})] [(){}] ...
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Strange brackets [duplicate]

I recently saw strange modifications of { and }. The middle twirl was directed as well as two others. Does anybody know how can I get this symbols? Is there any way to discover the LaTeX source code ...
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Change height of a math command

I want to change the effective height of the \ket{...} command (from the braket package). I don't want to change the visual appearance of the ket, I just want change its effective height. Ideally ...
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How can I insert a bracket on top or below a sum? [duplicate]

I would like to insert brackets around a sum to signal the number of terms inside like we sometimes do in mathematics. I drew a picture: The bracket can be either on top or bottom. Is there any ...
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\overbrace with square bracket

I'm trying to put a nice square bracket over a complex text, it should look like an \overline but with ending like \ulcorner and \urcorner. The presence of \overrightarrow and \overleftarrow makes me ...
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How can I get items in my bibliography listed with square brackets?

I would like to use square brackets for citations in the text and in the bibliography. I figured out how to adapt the citations in the text, but I just don't find any way how to change the appearance ...
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typing a straightline next to a dfrac? [duplicate]

I would like to type how do I do it? Thanks!
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Brackets in citing-style? [duplicate]

I have the following LaTeX code: \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt, bibliography=totoc, index=totoc, abstracton, ...
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lazy latex: how use '^' and '_' without mapping argument in parenthesis

For e.g. take $G^\times$ here we do not need to write the curly parenthesis, as in $G^{\times}$ What is it that one has to add to a newly declared command, e.g. \newcommand{\foo}{\ensuremath ...
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LaTeX Scale Adjacent Terms' Grouping Symbols Together

I have two adjacent terms in a LaTeX equation, and I'd like the brackets around both to scale to the height of both terms. For example \left[ a \right] \left[ \frac{b}{c} \right] generates: I'd ...
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Tikz Braces On Top of Image [duplicate]

I am trying to produce the following result: I've never placed tikz objects on images. Any help would be appreciated.
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Replacing brackets with parentheses for \textcite, Biblatex numeric-comp [duplicate]

I'm trying to modify the numeric-comp style so in-text citations appear with parentheses rather than brackets for both \cite and \textcite i.e. [1] becomes (1) and Smith et al. [1] becomes Smith et ...
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What is “! paragraph ended before \align was complete”?

The following is the piece of code that was working right before I made a few small minor changes. \begin{align} \langle \prod_{i=1}^{n} \delta_i ^{n_i} y^{m_i}_i \rangle = \sum _ {a_{i=1...n} = ...
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Error typesetting large bracket with multiple lines

I was following a Wikibooks section to create multiple lines within a single large bracket. Something like this. The problem is that when I type in the given code, which is \[ u(x) = ...
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When to use `\left(` and when plain `(`? [duplicate]

This is basically a follow-up to the comments on this answer which I couldn't find to be settled anywhere. I learned that you can write ordinary bracket simply using f(x) but that you can also use ...
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Angle brackets with an underset arrow

I am trying to make a pair of angle brackets of variable height enclosing a main box along with a box beneath each bracket and an arrow of variable length between these lower boxes. Since I'm sure ...
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Changing biblatex footcite style to use square brackets around the citation

I am supposed to use a certain citation style which has the citations in footnotes and square brackets around the references, just like "regular" citations in text (see screenshot). I can't however, ...
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How can I obtain brackets with proper size on multiple lines using the {multline} environment?

My code is of the form \begin{multline} \left[ \frac{foo}{bar} \\ foo \right] \end{multline} This code gives an error for missing \right. etc. To remedy this, I used this code \begin{multline} ...
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How can I add square brackets for the authoryear biblatex bibliography style?

Due to some university requirements, I redefined the biblatex citesytle authoryear to use square brackets instead of round parentheses. Now I am trying to achieve the same for the bibstyle. My ...
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How to get the square brackets that are involved in integration working

The clearest way to clearly show what I want is using an example: I am looking for the Latex syntax that gives me the stuff on the right-hand side of the equation.
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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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Dual big brackets around Text

Back again! Currently attempting a dual bracket thing: where word {para}{para} word, are all on one line. I'm trying to play around with the code. But I cannot seem to get it to work. Here's my ...
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New commands for the equation environment

I'm trying to define a bra-ket command so that I can easily build things like: \langle e^+ | \gamma^\mu | e^-\rangle At the moment I have this: \newcommand{\brak}[3]{ \langle #1 \| \gamma^{#2} \| ...