I have a one-line equation that I want to use just like a statement in algorithmic. I tried with flalign and the equation still goes into the center. Could you please tell me how to fix that? Here is my MWE:

    E_i &= \arg\!\max_{E\in \mathcal{E}} F(E)

The reason I want to use equation instead of simple math mode is that I want {E\in \mathcal{E} to be properly under argmax, rather than a subscript. So if there is a way to do that, I'm happy with the simple $ instead of equation.

  • Do you need the equation to be numbered? – Werner May 18 '16 at 20:30
  • @Werner: No I don't. – qsp May 18 '16 at 20:31

Use \displaystyle to force content to be set similar to display math:

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\DeclareMathOperator*{\argmax}{arg\,max}% https://tex.stackexchange.com/q/5223/5764


  \State $\displaystyle E_i = \argmax_{E \in \mathcal{E}} F(E)$
  \State $E_i = \argmax_{E \in \mathcal{E}} F(E)$


Related: Always using \displaystyle only for \lim

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