When I enter this

C = B log(1+SNR)
270.88 = 200 log(1+SNR)

The two lines are printed on the same line. I can force a line break by using \\ but this is very annoying. Is there a way to automatically force a line break after every newline in the source?

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    Is this material to be typeset as code (a listing) or as an equation (possibly with alignment)? Mar 10, 2015 at 1:02
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  • Maybe you want the listings package? If you are using LaTeX, that is.
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    Mar 10, 2015 at 1:04
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  • I might add that another option is the verbatim environment (no package needed). Mar 10, 2015 at 2:01

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Use \obeylines. In this way every line break in the source is a line break in the output. If you need this behavior locally, encase it in braces, like {\obeylines...}.


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