I am trying to create full brackets within an array, using Auto-Latex Equations plugin for google docs, so I can stack elements over the top of each other. For example, in the following code I have 0 over 0 but the brackets on either side are below the 0's (example).

$$\dbinom{S_0}{S_\delta} \sim N \left(\begin{array}{ccc} [\begin{array}{c} 0 & 0 \end{array}] &,& \left(\begin{array}{cc} \sigma^2_S_0 & \rho_S_0,_S_\delta\sigma_S_0\sigma_S_\delta & \rho_S_\delta_,_S_0\sigma_S_0\sigma_S_\delta & \sigma^2_S_\delta \end{array}\right) \end{array}\right)$$

I see the commands \lceil and \lfloor but of course these brackets are only half of what I am looking for. I would ideally like to recreate something like this enter image description here.

  • @AlanMunn Kind user Kreitz Gigs, my code is written in LaTeX and I have not used word that I not like. I have written that your second image is created with Word. I see that the characters are the same. If you want a plugin-in to write in LaTeX with Google Docs you can see this plugin: workspace.google.com/marketplace/app/autolatex_equations/….
    – Sebastiano
    Aug 25, 2021 at 23:00
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    @Sebastiano That plugin is what the OP is asking about in the first place.
    – Alan Munn
    Aug 25, 2021 at 23:59
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    @AlanMunn Then have you understood that often I undestood other? :-((( What I must do? Can I delete my answer? For me no problem :-)))
    – Sebastiano
    Aug 26, 2021 at 11:49

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Something like this using the matrices? I think that the 2nd image is written with equation editor of Word with the option Insert equation.


enter image description here

  • Oh I see, so this is using LaTex in word? Do you have any resources for me to be able to learn this process? Thanks! Aug 25, 2021 at 2:24

Just use $$ \left [ expression \right ] $$ instead of your brackets :)

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