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Ph.D. student in theoretical computer science interested in the complexity of counting problems.


Jan
20
comment align vs equation
@Mico Exactly!...which is why I was so surprised when I noticed this behavior in one of my papers. I used to be like the OP and thought align > equation used thus used align everywhere. The only argument I had seen to use equation is because you want the syntax reflect this. However, I often have multi-lined equation that need alignment and even tend to edit equation so the that the need for alignment comes and goes. I found it an annoying waste of time to change the syntax between align and equation.
Jan
20
comment Displaymath environment that can align equations and squeezes math
This complexity makes me think that there is no environment that will do this for me automatically. In my actual situation, I think it is clear that the short side should not have its math squeezed. So if no general answer is possible, I will figure out a hack to get this behavior for my situation.
Jan
20
comment Displaymath environment that can align equations and squeezes math
@Mico I think I understand your concern. In my example, suppose that I removed half of the terms on the RHS of the first line. Then where should the squeezing occur?... just on the LHS and RHS of the second line or also in the RHS of the first line? I think the correct answer depends on how similar the math in the two RHSs. In this case, they are extremely similar, so I think it would look better if both RHSs were squeezed to keep the +s aligned. However, in another situation, I can see how squeezing the math in a shorter side would look bad.
Jan
20
answered align vs equation
Jan
20
answered align vs equation
Jan
18
comment How Do I Horizontally Center An Operator Relative To Aligned Equations Above and Below
I think the text "outside aligned" is supposed to be, well, outside the align environment.
Jan
17
comment Displaymath environment that can align equations and squeezes math
@egreg Of course I don't have just one line. I updated my example. How is that?
Jan
17
revised Displaymath environment that can align equations and squeezes math
added better example
Jan
17
comment Displaymath environment that can align equations and squeezes math
Of course I want to align multiple lines. My example is just to show what I mean by squeezed math.
Jan
17
comment Displaymath environment that can align equations and squeezes math
Wrong. Compile my example and see that only the second of those two displaymath environments has a badbox.
Jan
17
comment Displaymath environment that can align equations and squeezes math
The goal is NOT to avoid a badbox my any means, it is to avoid a badbox by having the math squeezed. See the difference in the amount of space around the + signs in my example.
Jan
17
comment Displaymath environment that can align equations and squeezes math
I don't think you read my question very well. I want to align AND have math squeezed. Neither multiline nor align satisfies these conditions.
Jan
17
comment Displaymath environment that can align equations and squeezes math
How do you align? Also, this displaymath environment doesn't appear to squeeze math.
Jan
17
asked Displaymath environment that can align equations and squeezes math
Nov
5
awarded  Good Question
Sep
24
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
8
comment The fontspec package requires either XeTeX or LuaTeX to function
@Stefan I tried compile a document with XeLaTeX and got this warning.
Jul
19
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
27
awarded  Yearling
Jun
26
comment commath, \dfrac and \tfrac
Can you explain the difference between the "Normal" version and the "textstyle" (t) version? It took some serious squinting before I even noticed a difference.