What is the parameter determining spacing and stretchability around inline equations? I want to tweak spacing exactly but cannot find where the parameters are.

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the parameter is \mathsurround but it is usually 0pt, but you can use


to space things out a bit

  • Interesting. Are there any drawbacks of changing this length? Is it advisable?
    – azetina
    Dec 12, 2013 at 17:44
  • Indeed. I missed that ;-) Dec 12, 2013 at 18:00
  • It should be noted that \mathsurround has no flexibility (it's a kern, rather than a skip).
    – egreg
    Dec 12, 2013 at 23:56
  • @egreg, true, which always seems like a slightly strange choice, limits the usefulness (and as far as I can see it's almost never used) Dec 13, 2013 at 9:09

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