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

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Align large vertical delimiters (brackets) to rows of a table?

I’m trying to typeset a table of data, with brackets (i.e. }) at the right-hand side to show a classification of the rows.  Something like: ----------------------- | Aardvark | Armenia | \ ...
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Error if using square brackets

I'm trying to achieve the plot of plain brackets around a word. in this manner: \begin{titlepage} \vspace*{0.4\textheight} \noindent \textcolor{white}{\Huge\textbf{\textsf{Recupero dei solai lignei ...
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Square Bracket Size Mismatch

I have a continued fraction surrounded by square brackets of unequal size. I want them to be of equal size. I've tried the \delimitershortfall set to a negative value. I've tried \Bigg for the ...
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Left sided subscript with \mel of physics package

I want to tex the following MWE: \documentclass[ amsmath, onecolumn, aps, prb, notitlepage, 10pt ]{revtex4-1} \usepackage{physics} \newcommand{\mrm}[1]{\mathrm{#1}} \newcommand{\eps}{\epsilon} ...
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How to close \Big( with an invisible bracket?

When then opening and closing of a bracket are not on the same line, LaTeX demands 'invisible' brackets or it will get confused and not compile. Example: \begin{equation} \begin{aligned} A = 5 ...
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\langle \rangle with punctuation

Is there a way to write \langle some text \rangle where the "some text" will be written with punctuation and will not contain any math symbols ? Maybe there is a different command for this bracket ...
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Angle brackets in non-math-mode text

Is there a way to directly input angle brackets into text without resorting to math-mode symbols? I'd like to correctly indicate orthography in a linguistics paper, and have been resorting to single ...
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phantom and parentheses in multiline equation

When I have a multiline equation enclosed by parentheses, that I want to split, why is the brackets command inside the phantom one, not recognised by the right bracket command? For example, if I have ...
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Overbrace/underbrace without extending brackets/parentheses

I'm using \overbrace to explain a part of an equation, like this: \begin{align} a\left[\frac{d\cos y}{e} + \overbrace{\frac{b\sin x}{c}}^{\text{second bit}}\right] \end{align} But the overbrace ...
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Can I make LyX automatically use 'smart' parentheses [\left( \right)] in math mode?

When I type in math mode I always prefer to use the parentheses using \left and \right. Currently, I go into math mode and then press the button on the ribbon that appears in this mode and creates ...
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Curly brackets spanning multiple lines (no math env)

For language learning purposes I would like to use curly brackets with an selection of objects (multiple lines of text, no math environment like this). But the code ...
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Triangular Parenthesis/Brackets [duplicate]

How do I make triangular parenthesis in normal text, like this ? If I enter it directly it results in spanish exclamation and questionmarks (¡Text¿).
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Brackets are wrong in this mathematical formula

This piece of code generates errors when compiling. since this formula is long, it makes it hard for me to guess where are these errors. Can someone help? \documentclass{article} \begin{document} ...
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Citing page numbers in parentheses with year but author outside

So I want the following: The three parameter inverse gamma distribution is described by Malamud et al. (2004, p. 694) as... The script I'm using is: The three parameter inverse gamma distribution ...
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Time line with marked points, flipped curly brackets beneath using Tikz package

I have previously used the Tikz package for illustrations of nodes and paths in LaTeX, but I don't know where to start to make the figure illustrated below. Could someone please give a rough setup ...
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Latex (XeTex) places equation parenthesis the wrong way [duplicate]

I recently switched compilation of my tex document from pdflatex to xetex for reasons of typesetting occasional arabic text (the rest of document though is almost entirely in English). However now I ...
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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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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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How do I remove interior brackets from a range of superscript citations?

I'm using the cite package as follows \usepackage[superscript,biblabel]{cite} However, when I try to cite multiple articles, the range includes interior brackets, as seen here. Can anyone tell me ...
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Inline row vectors with smallmatrix

I typeset inline column vectors with the smallmatrix environment from the amsmath package: $\left(\begin{smallmatrix}a\\b\end{smallmatrix}\right)$ Unfortunately, when I do the same with row vectors ...
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Is it ever bad to use \left and \right? [duplicate]

For mathematics, is it ever disadvantageous to use \left( and \right) in equations? I can't see any way that doing this would hinder the typesetting, so why isn't () just converted into \left( ...
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Accolade to take objects together in TikZ

Is there a way to draw an accolade ({-symbol) that groups things together in TikZ? I want the accolade to group let's say three rectangles. That means the top of the upper reactangle must be the top ...
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Automatic parenthesis sizing with multiple sums and products using new lines

I'm trying to use auto sizing of parentheses. Can you see why the below is creating brackets all of the same size? I've tried removing reference to the function \x, but this doesn't change anything. ...
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Need to change citation format from [1] to (a)

I need to change the format of citations for my bibliography items to look like: "See Reference (a)" instead of "See Reference (1)" I have used code like: \renewcommand\@cite[1]{Reference~(#1)} ...
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Curly bracket under a sum [duplicate]

I would like to type something similar to the following: i.e., a sum of k ones. Is there an easy way to do this in LaTeX?
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Adjusting biblatex authoryear style (to closely resemble apalike)

After reading yet another few hours I could not find a solution to obtaining the following citation style: [Senarclens de Grancy and Reimann 2014] together with the following format in the ...
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No hyphenation of a word in square brackets

I'm having square brackets in normal text. Unfortunately latex won't hyphenate the enclosed word. This is the code: \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} ...
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How do I get EU = k down instead of up?

I have this: \frac{\mathrm{d} B}{\mathrm{d} A}\bigg|_{}^{EU=k} but with this my EU = k is above, but I want it below. How do I get it down?
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Is there a quick way to jump out of brackets in TexMaker?

This might sound like a minor issue, but I love typing in Latex and its shortcuts in e.g. Texmaker are awesome, like when I want to type \frac{}{}, I can use auto-completion and jump between brackets ...
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Problem of small brackets in Latex

I have a problem in my script LaTeX. I write with the biggest parentheses, brackets, accolades, but always I get too small parentheses. In this example, \documentclass[11pt]{article} ...
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Large enough bracket size

$$\Sh(E/K)=\ker\textbraceleft WC(E/K)\rightarrow\prod_{\nu\in M_K}WC(E/K_{\nu})\textbraceright$$ How do I make my brackets larger than the \prod within it?
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Avoid brackets with a command having an optional argument as subscript

I have the following code: \documentclass{article} \newcommand{\quot}[3][c]{\frac{#2}{#3#1}} \begin{document} \LARGE $A_\frac{a}{bc}$ $A_{\quot{a}{b}}$ $A_{\quot[d]{a}{b}}$ \end{document} If I ...
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Is it possible to give colors to big (automatic) parenthesis in math mode?

In the following code I can't make the right parenthesis to have arbitrary colors. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{xcolor} \begin{document} \begin{equation} ...
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How to have overlapping under-braces and over-braces

I am trying to typeset an equation that has overlapping over and under braces as per the image below: I have managed to typeset it using a sort of a hack, by typing the equation twice, once using ...
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How can I get an underbrace and an overbrace to partially overlap in an equation?

Sometimes I want to describe portions of an equation using \underbrace and \overbrace in such a way that the portions are not completely distinct, for example: /-------\ x = A + B + C + D + E ...
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right bracket in my TeXworks does not work

I am working in TeXworks and I would like to use [ ] , but when i use \right] , it does not work. What should I do in this regards?when I use just ], there is no space between 2 and ], how should I do ...
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Brackets in two different align “lines” [duplicate]

i want to use a big bracket (\left( , \right)) in an align-enviroment over two lines, so that \begin{align} 0=\left(a+b+c \\ +d+e\right) \end{align} which is not possible, because Latex want me ...
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Redefine \middle| to insert space before and after itself

I want to use \middle| inside of brackets like this. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{equation} \left\{\frac{1}{n} \middle| n>0\right\} \end{equation} \end{document} ...
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\bordermatrix with brackets [ ] instead of parentheses ( )

I have the following code: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} $ M = \bordermatrix{~ & x & y \cr A & 1 & 0 \cr B & 0 & 1 \cr} $ \end{document} ...
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AUCTeX folding and square brackets in math mode

I want to use the folding functionality of AUCTeX, mainly to replace math macros with the corresponding symbols. But at the same time I want to continue to use square or curly brackets additionally to ...
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Brackets around multiple lines

I am trying to put big rounded brackets around some text that contains math formulas: Jede Teilfolge hat entweder unendliche viele Elemente von $\left( g_{2n}\right)$ oder $\left( ...
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Lyx: Quick way to insert Dirac bra-ket

In LyX, what is a quick way to insert mismatched delimiters in math environment? I tried typing \left|\right>, but it is not interpreted automatically.
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How to squeeze a formula inside a text in latex?

I type some formula in latex inside my text, but When I make it pdf I see it is not squeezed. How I can make it squeeze? See the attached, which shows the problem!
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Is there a faster way to type sequences?

When I'm using sequences in an article, I always type things like (x_n)_n and (x_n^k)_n. However, that doesn't display the subscript after the brackets very nicely. I know that I can fix this by using ...
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adding large curly bracket and black title background

I tried to add curly brackate using \left{ , \begin{array}{@{}ll} but no help. What is the way to add large brackate to cover as in image? Is is possible to create black strip as in image behind ...
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Parentheses and square brackets contextually in small caps

In a book publication I use references in parentheses with an open type font. The references are set in small caps (both letters and numbers): % xelatex xetex 0.9999 texlive 2013 windows ...
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Bracket problems when splitting multiline equations

Basically, I have the following latex code: \begin{align*} + \left( \left[ \sum_i y_i x_i(r) - \frac{1}{n}\sum_i y_i \sum_i x_i(r) \right] \left[ \sum_i x_i^2(r) - \frac{1}{n} \left( \sum_i ...
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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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Curly brackets in table cell for language manual

I try to make a table for language manual. Could anybody help me to manage curly brackets in the cells of a table? Like this: I tried to do it like here but I could't manage it.
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How to prevent the opening curly brace from going out over the top equation?

Constraints: I have to use top aligned aligned to let the baseline of the top equation be aligned with the enumerate label. Issues: The curly brace goes beyond the top equation so it does not look ...