{delimiters} are characters used to specify the boundary between separate blocks/groups of text. They are typically used in {macros} or {math-mode} constructions.

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Scaling absolute values

How I make in Latex the modulus, or absolute value, match the size of the expression within? I want to know what are the sizes available. Example: $$\mid\frac{\partial I}{\partial M}\mid = ...
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Design of new brackets

There are many types of brackets (), [], {}, ||, <>, etc. In the context I use them all have already a fixed mathematical meaning; therefore I need another one. The brackets I use have two ...
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Ignore parenthesis contained in a macro parameter

I want that the macro ignore the parenthesis which are parts of the parameter and only conside the last parenthesis as the delimiter, I found a solution with \text{}. Are there any better (and ...
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Left-right spacing of parentheses with DeclarePairedDelimiter

I know that \big and similar commands cause an incorrect spacing between the delimiter and their contents, and they should be replaced with \bigl and so on. I've defined some commands with ...
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Big Parenthesis in an Equation

I have an equation contained inside \[...\], which automatically makes a \sum with sub- and superscripts turn big--so that the summation sign looks awkward inside parenthesis. Any idea how to make ...
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Multi-line delimiter alongside list environment and normal text paragraph

I would ask how to add a multi-line delimiter (e.g. curly brackets) inside a list environment, preferably little past margin. Also it will be useful to know how to add it alongside normal text ...
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Physics package manual resize of \ket and \bra

I am trying to manually force big size for a \ket using the physics package, I am trying something along the lines: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{physics} \begin{document} $\ket\Big{a}$ ...
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Error “! Missing delimiter (. inserted).” in the same line, even if I change the document order

The error in the line 196 in the next code, always appear, even if I change the order of my document structure. This doesn't let me compile peacefully, ¿Where is the error? This is my code ...
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“Evaluated at” bar for derivatives: \Bigr, \biggr, or \left…\right?

I'm trying to determine if there is a best practice for typesetting the "evaluated at" bar for derivatives. The three possibilities I'm thinking of are shown in the code excerpt below: ...
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Using \big| and \right| versus \bigr\rvert and \right\rvert

Based on the answers to this question (about \bigl, \bigr, \big, etc.) and this question (about \lvert, \rvert, |, etc.), I would think that anytime one used a vert bar to delimit on the right they ...
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divides, not divides and cardinalities

In group theory it happens very often that you want to say: "The order of $H$ divides / does not divide the order of $G$." But the length of | is then always the same: $ |H| | |G| $ produces |H|||G| ...
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LATEX ERROR: BAD MATH ENVIRONMENT DELIMITER. (all caps)

\documentclass[letterpaper, twoside, 12pt]{book} \usepackage{amsmath,amsfonts,amsthm} \usepackage{notes} \usepackage{hyperref} \title{MATH 3142 Notes | Spring 2016} \date{Updated: \today} ...
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Problems with \sum lower limit when in an exponent (displayed maths)

I just can't get the lower limit to be under the $\Sigma $ in an equation that has this: \begin{align*} e^{ - \sum_{x_n \leq t}{g(x_n)} \end{align*} I've tried \[ \] ,the align* environment; and ...
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\big delimiters not working with scrartcl?

I noticed that sometimes the \big delimiters stop working. One example is when scrartcl is the document class. \documentclass{scrartcl} \begin{document} \begin{equation} (\frac{1}{2}) ...
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\( \) don't work with TOC?

If I write this line of code \subsection{Ranger \( n \) boules distinguables dans \( M \) boîtes} I obtain an error over the second \) (./Probabilité.toc ./Probabilité.toc:8: LaTeX Error: Bad ...
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revtex4 with subfig: “Missing $ inserted” error after subfigure caption; no math in caption [closed]

I am using the document class revtex4, and packages graphicx and subfig (with option caption=false). I want to make a figure with two subfigures. While I would ideally like to have captions for the ...
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Missing $ inserted with \left and \right

Hello everybody I am a new Latex user and I try to write a my first presentation starting from a templete. When I try to make a slide with this code \subsection{Main Result} \frame { ...
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\DeclaredPairedDelimiter vs \newcommand

When should I use \DeclarePairedDelimiter and when should I use \newcommand? For example I have defined %Ceiling function \DeclarePairedDelimiter\ceil{\lceil}{\rceil} %Floor function ...
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How can I have my ordinary delimiters come from the same font but 1 pt larger?

This question is general, but arises because I am using Times fonts; in CM, I would not make these changes. In CM, delimiters have a height that is larger than that of a capital letter, whereas in ...
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How to get big curly braces for an equation with 3 parts?

I am very new to LaTeX. I want to display this: How should I go about doing this?
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Make Emacs ignore “mismatched” \index parentheses

I'm indexing a LaTeX document using Emacs and AUCTeX and RefTeX. One thing that makes it harder to match delimiters in the document (or to spot mismatched ones) is the propensity of Emacs (or maybe ...
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listings: enable language settings only inside delim

I wish to enable language settings (keyword, string etc.) only inside delimiter. Example based on Jubobs answer to question about highlighting oneline delim. \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{article} ...
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listings: Highlight one-line delim without the delimiter itself

I would like to use a one-line delimiter (with [l] parameter), but without highlighting the delimiter itself; something like sqlite> .open ex2.db What follows sqlite> should get highlighted but ...
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Can comment delimiters be typeset in a style different from commentstyle?

Using listings, I'm trying to typeset single-line comments in a very specific way: although whatever follows should be typeset according to the value passed to the commentstyle key, the opening ...
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Linebreak between \left and \right [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make \left, \right pairs of delimiter work over multiple lines? I would like to type something like this: \begin{equation} \begin{split} \left( ba ba ba ...
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Change last multicite delim only for \textcite commands (not in bibliography)

Using biblatex with the authoryear-comp style you can set the 'and' sign for multiple authors by the \DefineBibliographyStrings command. Is it possible to define a different 'and' sign for intext ...
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Missing Delimiter (.inserted) error. How do I fix this?

\begin{proof} We are given that there exists a quadrilateral $ABCD$ on a sphere. Let us create a line segment $AC$ that divides our quadrilateral into two triangles. Thus, $\angle{A}$ and $\angle{C}$ ...
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A robust command for French-style intervals

In France, we usually write open or half-open intervals as ]a,b[ or [a,b[, not (a,b) or [a,b). I especially do not like (a,b) as it can be confused with an ordered pair. I have therefore defined an ...
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Cause DeclarePairedDelimiter to switch starred and nonstarred versions

I've made lots of use of the answer here, which shows how to switch the starred and nonstarred versions of a paired delimiter command (causing the regular version to automatically size the ...
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Strange behaviour of binomial coefficient's delimiters

This question led to a new package: fixcmex While writing down my Combinatorics exercises I found that the binomial coefficient's delimiters weren't displayed as indicated inside the amsmath ...
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Issue with putting a bracket delimited matrix inside another matrix

I was trying to make this matrix delimited by brackets within another matrix. Here is what I've managed to do so far, but I'm not too sure if I'm using the right approach. I tried to use bmatrix ...
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Read a text file by delimiter not by line break

I would like to populate a table, which I created in my LaTeX document, using iterating over cells of a text file. In order to read the text file I use this code. \newread\data \openin\data = data ...
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how to write large [ include 2 { like this picture

Please teach me. how to write large [ include 2 { like this picture. I can't do it. Please help me. That's my code \left[ \left\lbrace \begin{array}{rl} 0<\dfrac{2y}{\sqrt{3}}<1\\ ...
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pmatrix with \left( \frac \right)

The following MWE results in the Matrix shown in the picture. I would like the braces of the cos- and sin-functions in the first column not to touch each other. How can I achieve that? ...
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Listings - Only highlight between delimiters

I want to implement a function name color highlighting and I use the listings package. My 'regex' for this is def %s( where def (including space) is the first delimiter %s is the function name and ( ...
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Wrong parentheses size in \binom with xelatex and unicode-math in displaystyle

I am writing thesis, using XeLaTeX with unicode-math, documentclass is modified memoir. I need to typeset equations with binomial coefficient, however I get wrong sizes of parentheses around them. ...
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lfloor and rfloor dipping down too far [duplicate]

Why is the right-hand side delimiters going much further down than the depth of the denominator? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \[ \left \lfloor \dfrac{n}{p^{i+1}} ...
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Replace regular parenthesis with stretching versions

I have nearly finished writing my ph.d. thesis, and throughout I've been using regular parenthesis mostly, for everything math. Now, I'd like to replace all instances of (...) by their ...
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Blank left and right delimiters produce an unknown symbol

I recently compiled one of my files after updating my TeX distribution (including the unicode-math package, as I use the MinionMath font set) and noticed a strange error. In my file I used a cases ...
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Why do \left and \right add so much extra space under the baseline?

When I write \[ \left \lVert \overrightarrow{\nabla} \right \rVert \] I get way too much extra space under the baseline: Why is this happening, and how can I fix it?
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mathtools brackets larger than \Bigg

I'd like to use the syntax of the mathtools package to generate brackets larger than \Bigg. One can create larger brackets than \Bigg of specified size using About big parenthesis larger than Bigg ...
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\mid or \vert in a conditional expectation or density function?

Which would you use to write a conditional density function $f(y|x)$ or a conditional expectation $E(y|x)$? There is an old question on this \mid, | (vertical bar), \vert, \lvert, \rvert, \divides, ...
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Arbitrary \left \right delimiters

Is there a package that would allow me to use other symbols/any symbol apart from the (among others) usual delimiters () [] {} | with \left and \right? For example, \(\left\int f(x) dx \right.\) ...
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Double bar delimiter broken by gb4e package

I was trying to utilize the double bar delimiters \| and \|. The output should be of the form ||P||, but with the gb4e package only a single vertical bar gets printed. How can I fix this? MWE: ...
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How much bigger are delimiters

While trying to duplicate TeX dimension computations, I noticed that the delimiters placed with \left…\right are slightly bigger than the box around which they wrap. How much bigger, how is that ...
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Why use the control sequences \bigl, \biggl, \bigr or \biggr, as I can always use \big or \bigg?

If my manuscript file has $$\biggl({\partial^2\over \partial x^2}+ {\partial^2 \over \partial y^2}\biggr)\bigl|\varphi(x+iy)\bigr|^2 = 0$$ or $$\bigg({\partial^2\over \partial x^2}+ ...
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Vertical spacing of \sin and \cos

This is a random, silly question. I was writing two versions of my calc 1 final and came across something that is going to bug the crap out of me. I have noticed a different spacing format for one ...
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Why does \big\mid not work?

It is well-known \big\mid throws an error. But why is it so? As far as I know, \mid is equivalent to \mathrel|, while \lvert and \rvert are equivalent to \mathopen| and \mathclose|, respectively --- ...
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How can I create this aligned bracketed thing?

I'm trying to create a list of items that looks something like this: but I can't figure out how to position the bracket properly. Here is what I currently have, minus the brace (which I edited into ...