{math-mode} is about typesetting mathematical content, e.g. tweaking the appearance of spacing and symbols in a formula, or producing specific mathematical constructs. For questions about "wrapper" environments like equation or align, consider the tag {equations}.

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\max with two arguments below eachother [duplicate]

I am trying to use \max with two arguments like so: \max_{0 \leq k \leq n, 0 \leq l \leq n} But I want to have the 0 \leq l \leq n below the 0 \leq k \leq n not next to it. How do I do this?
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Two vertical lines with expressions spanning a few rows between them (math)

I'm pretty new to Latex, learning it while doing. I mainly use doc and latex wiki, but there are occasions when I can't find something. I am doing some math. I need to have some math formulas followed ...
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why pdf file is empty? Latex generates no output, no error

one of the auto-generated latex code, for some reason, generates no output in pdf. I made a MWE that has this latex code in it, all inside \[....\], and then run pdflatex but the file is empty. ...
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Force \displaystyle throughout document (including subscripts and fractions)

How do I force \displaystyle to all instances inside fractions, superscripts, and subscripts throughout the entire document (including intext)? Basically I am looking for something that effects ...
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Math mode space after id

I need to write idb in math mode. But a space appears after id and I get id b. How can I remove this space? Code example: $idb$
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Using \[ \] in text

I am currently writing out an introduction to LaTeX file for some coworkers. How would I insert \[ \] as regular text and not starting math mode? FYI: The reason why I'm asking this is because I plan ...
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Macro for textinput without any formatting [duplicate]

Is there a LaTeX macro that just compiles whatever I type into it? Something like \text or \textnormal. I want to display a LaTeX code inline without any formatting, but don't want to escape ...
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Latex \kbordermatrix with row labels on the right side

I'm needing to create a matrix enclosed with brackets [], not parentheses (), with row labels on right side. Is this possible using \kbordermatrix? For instance, in the following: ...
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How do you display words, not variables, in equations in LaTeX? [duplicate]

In particular, I need to display the following: P(success) = size of successful region/size of possible region But with a nice divisor line for the fraction. If I just enter this in typical fashion ...
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How to write norm symbol with three line? [duplicate]

I want to have a norm symbol with three line in my equation such as |||x||| but with equal distances.
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Codename for “kp serif” in TeX

mainly i'm aiming at doing the same thing as discussed in this question (How To Change Math Font Only?); except i want to use the "km serif" font and no matter what i search for on the web, i don't ...
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Macro for moving hat symbol up

I use mathpazo font package and I think the hat symbol is too low. Can I make a macro to change behavior of all my hats? This question has a good example, but I don't want to have to retype all of ...
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Alignment in a piecewise function

I would like to have the following two equalities displayed with the = aligned. I use the following code. The = are not aligned, and 2.5pt is typeset before the = in each line! Also, there is an ...
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Is there any global settings to add \limits to evey \sum, \bigcup etc?

I'd like to put the superscripts and the subscripts always above or below the symbols like \sum,\bigcup,\inf etc, even in the inline mode, but I don't want to add \limits everytime. I tried ...
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\dotsc or \dots in this case? [duplicate]

I know that we should use \dotsc with a comma and \dots if there is no comma. But what if I have a comma on the right side and no comma on the left side, for example in Pr[X_i | X_{i+1}, ... ] ...
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overline over no text

Suppose I want to have the function $\bar: A \to B$ where instead of $\bar$ it's a longer bar. What is the proper way to do this? Note that the bar here is floating on top of no text. It's just ...
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How to reduce the space between the hat of overset and the symbol?

I would like to place the \rightharpoonup on r and get them closer. I had tried the \overset and \Rvector package. But the spacing of the former is too much. And the latter performs bad when placing ...
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How can I DeclareMathOperator* with spacing after it, preserving the alignment?

In the context of optimization problems, I'm using \usepackage{amsmath} \DeclareMathOperator*{\minimize}{\text{minimize}} \DeclareMathOperator*{\subjto}{\text{subject to}} to declare some operators ...
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Arbitrary positioning in math mode without size restriction

In the MWE below, are all general methods, of achieving arbitrarily shifting of symbols up or down or left or right in math mode, represented? If yes, that is the answer. If no, what good methods are ...
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Alternative to \rm

Is there any alternative latex syntax to the defunct \rm? I am using LaTeX2e and so I have a long list of warnings whenever I execute my .tex document.
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Why can't split with curly-brace be inside align but it can be inside gather?

The following code snippet will guide you through the issue chronologically. \documentclass[preview,border=12pt,12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{mathtools} \begin{document} \section*{gather+aligned} ...
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Inserting math equation in text causes '?' to show up and for escaped '/' to not show!

I admit I'm new to LaTeX yet I'm writing my thesis using it. I'm having a hard time trouble shooting as the compiler doesn't give me any meaningful errors which leads me to believe what I'm doing is ...
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How to properly format a proof/explanation with multiple points of alignment?

This answered question addresses how to properly align/format a proof, allowing one to add text commentary alongside equations without ruining the alignment of the equations; however, it only seems ...
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Inequality operators of both directions aligned vertically in one expression? [duplicate]

I would like to put inequality operators of both directions, i.e. < and >, aligned vertically in one expression. Can anyone help?
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Alignment in aligned and aligned[t] environments (2)

The following code almost gives me the alignment that I want. You will see that in the last five lines of the displayed equations, most of the expressions are ridiculously shifted rightward. I want ...
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What Pascal procedure inserts \mathon and \mathoff?

TeX surrounds inline math formulae with \mathon and \mathoff, which appear to be nodes. For instance, running TeX on $ $\showlists\bye gives ### horizontal mode entered at line 0 \hbox(0.0+0.0)x20.0 ...
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Knitr and numbers

I return to a question, which is few months old and then maybe not yet the best practice around. I use the siunitx package in my documents along with knitr to compile my R chunks. As far as I ...
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set section environment to be math only, amsmath's begin{gather}

I want to create a small formulary, and for that virtually every line has to be math formulas. I use the gather-environment from the package amsmath, for example: ...
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Stretchable glue in (script)scriptstyle (subscripts, superscripts, fractions)

If $a+b$ appears in a paragraph, the spacing around + will depend on how stretched/compressed the line is. If ${a+b}$ is used, then the formula will have its natural width regardless of how ...
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Three dots above a symbol look weird [duplicate]

In math mode, when I type \dot{x}, \ddot{x}, \dddot{x} the third expression doesn't look like the two previous ones. The three dots are widely spaced and higher above the symbol. Is there a way to ...
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Use the beta variant

Is it possible to use the curled beta: ϐ (U+03D0) in a formula? There are variants available for \epsilon, \theta, \phi, \rho, \sigma and \phi with \varepsilon, \vartheta, etc... but there is no ...
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new command using math mode sub index bug

I have defined the following command \newcommand{\gsubselector}[2]{$s_{#1,#2}$} and I'm calling it from a document in the following way: ... \gsubselector{a,i} : \gsubselector{b,j} there is ... ...
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“Dimension too large” using geometry package

So, I have an interesting problem with a really (really really ...) large equation that I am trying to typeset. Basically, crunching the file through pdflatex gives: This is pdfTeX, Version ...
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Deleted Main.bib using filecontents while trying to enter citation involving mathematical treatment

Ok. I feel pretty stupid but I was trying to find a solution to using mathematics in bibliography. I ended up using the following example in this forum that used filecontents. Help with math symbols ...
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LaTeX Extensible Delimiters Definitions

I'm writing a new font (in Metafont) and am working on the OMX-encoded math font. I've properly defined the parts of the extensible parentheses and included the fairly straightforward ligature ...
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Can I use xymatrix to make a spectral sequence ? meaning how to make the boxes?

Is it possible to use the xymatrix command to make a spectral sequence ? Since xymatrix has all the arrows, what I am really asking is are there commands that will enclose the entries in a lattice of ...
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Greek `\chi`'s subscript expressions: how to make it smaller or offset lower?

I am unsatisfied with the way subscript is rendered for the Greek letter \chi. This particular letter is rendered with a small downward offset. I occasionally have to prefix the subscript with ...
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Shouldn't Beamer redefine \mathrm?

beamer does switch to a sans serif font for math. However, it does not redefine \mathrm. I think it should do so. I have a few formulas that use \mathrm to get upright characters and they look ugly ...
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What bar should be used for definition of (formal) languages?

I wanted to know which standard symbol should be used as a delimiter when recursively defining a (formal) language, such as this fragment of arithmetic expressions : X ::= 0 | 1 | X+X | X*X | I use ...
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What generically CANNOT be compiled inside an equation environment?

Certain macros or whole environments which are themselves not equations, like whole tikz diagrams can be placed in the equation environment and compile. For example Diagram displayed as an equation ...
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Difficulties implementing Equations

I am trying to write this equations in TeXnic Center, but so far, I am not very successful. The equations I want to write are here: ...
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Difference between \xx{} and \mathxx{}?

What is the difference between math font \xx{} and \mathxx{} where xx=rm, bf, cal? When I use them it seems that the \xx{} formats all the words after it. But \mathxx{} formats only what is between ...
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Remove all math for spelling and grammar checking

I'm compiling a LaTeX file to pdf and then I use a pdf to text converter to convert the file to plain text. I then use LanguageTool to do grammar checking on that plain text file. The LaTeX source has ...
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Matrix with outer elements keep visual consistency

I am tying to figure out what is the best method to write a matrix with outer elements in the first row and column. Below is the code using array blkarray and kbordermatrix packages. As it can be ...
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Display a breve over several letters

I'm writting with a very dumb question, buy I haven't been able to find anything regarding this topic, nor think of a more general topic to look into. I'm trying to have a \breve which scales ...
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Unary plus with numbers?

This is driving me nuts... I need to write out an explicit plus sign, like (q, 1, +1). But LaTeX just swallows the '+' sign... \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath, amssymb, fourier, ...
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Save wiki page in TEX?

Lot of wiki pages are excellent but there is no way to save it in LaTeX format so that the formula are kept. Even if we can use wiki's "create a book" function to save as pdf. The formula in wiki are ...
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Weird Behavior of Math mode in beamer

I wanted to use align* environment but it's somehow not working. It's working with regular $$ but the problem is then i have to customize formatting with \hspace and \vspace which defeats the purpose ...
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unicode-math + TeX Gyre Termes Math without \bigstar?

When I use TeX Gyre Termes Math with unicode-math like in the example I can't get the \bigstar symbol. It seems that the font does not have a bigstar at U-2605. Is there a way to re-define the ...
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Automatic matching and scaling delimiters

When I'm writing maths in TeX, I often have to use the scaling delimiters \left( and \right) and so on. I find the heavy use of them very unreadable in the source code. Is there any possibility that ...