# How to include a list of symbols?

Is there a special way, a standard way to include a list of symbols in a LaTeX document:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{algorithm}
\usepackage[]{algpseudocode}


I have a few possibly ambiguous symbols, like the \odot which would benefit from a definition.

I mean something like you might have at the start of a linear algebra book: $\odot$ – Hadamard product, ...

• I mean something like you might have at the start of a linear algebra book: $\odot$ : Hadamard product, ... – Machupicchu Feb 16 at 16:09
• like in the pic i just added, a list of symbols – Machupicchu Feb 16 at 16:12
• Hmm, what does this relate to pseudocodes? – user156344 Feb 16 at 16:13
• To make that you only have to make a \chapter*{List of Symbols} and a table in it. – user156344 Feb 16 at 16:13
• This has nothing to do with the algorithms etc. You may use glossaries or nomencl to generate a list of symbols. – user31729 Feb 16 at 16:21

## 1 Answer

A quick, simple and (very) dirty way.

\documentclass{book}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\begin{document}
\tableofcontents
\chapter*{List of Symbols}
\begin{tabular}{ll}
$+$ & Addition Operator\\
$-$ & Subtraction Operator\\
$\times$ & Multiplication Operator\\
$\sqrt{x}$ & Square Root of $x$\\
$\odot$ & Foo Bar\\
$\Leftrightarrow$ & Bar Foo
\end{tabular}
\chapter{Check chapter}
\lipsum[1]
\chapter{Check chapter}
\section{Check section}
\end{document}


• This is very error-prone, in my point of view – user31729 Feb 16 at 16:26
• @ChristianHupfer Yes, this is not a standard one, and I said it is very dirty. – user156344 Feb 16 at 16:27