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{brackets} is about different brackets, their usage and functionality in (La)TeX.

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Biblatex - How to add parentheses around author first name?

For my memoir, I'm asked to use a specific style for my references. For example, for this entry (the most basic one) @book{huanMarineSovietique2002a, title = {La marine soviétique}, author = {...
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Margin when using auto-scaling of parenthesis: Is there a better way than adjusting for it with "\!"?

Whenever I need larger parenthesis I use \left( \right) which automatically adjusts the size as needed. I know that the optimum would be to always manually choose from \big, \bigg, \Big, ... but for ...
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Multiline brackets around inner Minimization Problem for Maximin Optimization Problem

I want to reproduce the following: The inner min-Problem I make with a \begin{equation}\begin{aligned} inner min-Problem \end{aligned}\end{equation} But I can't find a way to make brackets around it ...
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How can I fix tall ket notation?

I have been struggling with a tall ket symbol when I insert the letter b compared to the letter a. My problem is how I can make the ket notation for the letter b the same size as the letter a. I also ...
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How can I put new line in between function arguments

I have a function that has plently of arguments. \documentclass[10pt,journal,compsoc]{IEEEtran} \usepackage[table]{xcolor} \usepackage{eulervm} \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{tabularx} \begin{...
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Bracket problem with odsfile + includegraphicx

The cell that is called should just contain the filename of the desired image file. \documentclass{report} \usepackage{odsfile} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \includegraphics{\...
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How to insert square bracket in itemize environment in LaTeX?

I insert square bracket in itemize environment in LaTeX, but there is an error. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{enumitem} \usepackage{mathtools} \begin{document} \begin{itemize} \item [$\left[ ...
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Can't write ( left ) without the spaces, or else it turns into ←

I'm describing a diagram, and it goes: "in dark blue ( left ) . . ." i'm writing in brackets that something is on the left. I've had to add spaces ( left ) to stop it from turning into a ← . ...
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Thick Japanese bracket symbols

Is there a way to create this type of thick japanese bracket in the picture far right? I use it to enumerate a puzzle collection like this [number]. Just looking for a way to make it look like in ...
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Aligning equations with {}

I'm trying to get the two parts of the equation aligned one below the other within the curly brackets. I tried to use split+equation, align, line break, etc, but I still can't get it to look right. ...
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Array lines too thin in newtxmath

When using newtxmath the shorter horizontal lines on the top left and top right of the square brackets surrounding an array are sometimes too thin. Compare them in the first and second arrays in the ...
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distinguishing brackets on the right of an enumeration

I would like to make a distinguish bracket (as they are used with branched function specifications) on the right side of an enumeration.The bracket should contain the 2 points in the "itemize&...
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Error "Package pgf Error: No shape named `abstractse' is known." in baposter

I'm trying to construct a poster using a baposter template, it was working fine until I added some inline maths equations and labels, then I started getting this error in addition to: "! Argument ...
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How to add a big curly brace to label the side of a table?

How can I use a big curly brace to group together lines of a table on the left side? \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{center} \textbf{$n=3$} \begin{tabular}{ |c|c| } \hline ...
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Professional curly braces in MTPro2 font

I've noticed the differences in typesetting between MTPro2 Lite and its complete version, so I even bought the license and installed the complete version onto my computer. Most of the features have ...
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Horizontal spacing of math operator and parenthesis

Take the following code for example, \documentclass[]{article} \begin{document} \begin{equation} \exp x \end{equation} \begin{equation} \exp (x) \end{equation} \begin{equation} \exp \...
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Multiple References in a single square bracket using IEEEtran style in Latex

I am using the IEEEtran document class and bibliography style in latex and my references are displayed as individual numbers in square brackets e.g. [1], [2]. However, I am trying to find a way to get ...
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Bracket overlap with chemmacros

I'm trying to position the brackets such that there is no overlap, while ideally aligning their vertical positions. The solutions here don't seem to help much. Also is there a way to move the ...
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How to change the "curliness" of Matrix brackets?

How can I get my matrix brackets to look like the above instead of: My current one uses the following packages and has the latex: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[a4paper]{geometry} \...
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newcommand with option for bracket size

I want to write a new command for the trace of a matrix that I've defined like: \newcommand{\trace}[1]{\mathsf{trace}\!\left[#1\right]} but when I call \trace{A^\top} the automatic scaling makes the [...
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Size of curly brackets

I have the following MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \newcommand{\overbar}[1]{\mkern 1.5mu\overline{\mkern-1.5mu#1\mkern-1.5mu}\mkern 1.5mu} \begin{document} \begin{align} \frac{\frac{...
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How to add a bracket above a gather environment?

I would like to turn this : $$ \begin{gather} \overbracket{\text{1 2}}^{\text{Basic idea}} & \overbracket{\text{3 4}}^{\text{Contrasting idea}} \\ \underbracket{\text{5 6}}_{\text{Basic idea}} &...
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How to place circles in between two parentheses on a line segment?

I need to place a circle in between two parentheses on a line segment. I know how to draw multiple circles on a line segment within parentheses. I have tried the following code: \begin{figure} \begin{...
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Square brackets throw an error while parentheses don't [duplicate]

Why does the following work \documentclass[answers]{exam} \begin{document} \begin{center} \Large\textbf{ \shortstack{ Assignment 1 \...
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How to create a simple vertical vector with several vertical curly braces outside the square bracket?

I could not code a vertical vector with several vertical curly braces outside the square bracket of the vector. The best thing I have obtained so far is by using rcases from mathtools package that ...
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How to put text under a big bracket

I have this How can i do this ? Here is my code \begin{center} \begin{tabular}{@{}l@{}} $ \dot{\partial}W(v)=\Bigg\{ v^*\in \mathbb{R}^j :$ lim inf $ \frac{W(z) - W(v) - \langle v^*,z - v \rangle} {\...
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How to decrease brackets size?

As stated in the subject, I know that $\left[x\right]$ can be used to increase the size of the brackets to adjust for a large argument, but what about if instead I would like to decrease the brackets ...
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A prime in parentheses

I would like the prime in $\mathfrak E ^{(')}$ to look like the normal prime in $\mathfrak E'$. Also I might like smaller parentheses around the prime.
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Best practice to handle math Brackets and Parentheses

I was wondering if there is already available a short reply to the best practices about using brackets in math mode. For instance, when should I use (, instead of any of the following: \left(,\left(.,\...
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One pair of brackets for each citation

Question \documentclass{amsart} \begin{document} I cite \cite{a,b}. I also cite \cite{a,b,c}. \bibliographystyle{plain} \bibliography{ref} \end{document} gives I cite [1, 2]. I also cite [1, 2, 3]. ...
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Biblatex: Different entry types have different date formats (with and without brackets) in bibliography

I am using biblatex with IEEE and I am getting dates with and without brackets around them, depending on which entry type I'm using (such as @journal, @online, @misc, etc). I have tried searching ...
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biblatex \cite as superscript brackets

I have a question according to my citation and the bibliography: How did it got printed in the text is: A[18] instead of A^[18] also A[18][20][19] results not in A^[18-20] with [18] J. Hua, X. Li, Y.-...
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How make newtx option theoremfont work with thmtools?

I want the body of theorems to be in a true slanted font (\slshape) rather than in italic, yet have brackets within a theorem body to be upright. The newtx package (version 1.7) option theoremfont (...
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Which fields have to be {braced} or "quoted" in .bib files (why does year NOT have to be)?

I'm writing some software for interacting with .bib fields. I want to be able to expand @string abbreviations in field values correctly, and I've been learning about quoting rules. In almost all cases,...
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Sans serif math mode parentheses not scaling

I am using the implementation I found from this website to write a document in the Calibri font, including the math mode. It looks wonderful, however there is one major flaw: the "large" ...
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How can I avoid MnSymbol to redefine the bracket parenthesis?

I'm trying to save the definition of the square brackets since the package MnSymbol redefines it. I think the redefined ones are aesthetically ugly. I'm looking for a solution similar to this. A ...
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Place both name and year between brackets when using cite

For the paper I am working on, I would like to have citations with both the surname and year between brackets. Currently, when I use \cite{}, only the year is within brackets and the name appears in ...
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Calligraphic braces in equation environment

Consider the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{array} \usepackage{mathtools} \begin{document} \begin{equation} a(y)=\left\{ \begin{array}{@{}ll@{}} 0 &...
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Too much vertical blank space for unbalanced math expression inside big delimiters

A recent post on Math SE reminds me of an old issue as titled, shown in the screen grab below in case it is edited or deleted. There are several other issues with these few lines, but I'd like to just ...
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i Needed to solve the problem plz help [closed]

\usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{equation} RresT (u) = \begin{cases} 1 & \text{\RresT (u)= \Bigg\{ 1, \text{ if Pos. {Arcs_{v_{\xrightarrow[]{}}u \ (u)} > Neg.Arcs_{v_{...
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Errors on multi-line equation with brackets

I am running this code for an equation that runs over into the margins: \begin{eqnarray} N(t,x) &=& \inf_{u_{I+1} \in [-u_{I+1}, w_{I+1}], T_{I+1} \in \Real_+} \left\{ \inf_{u_I \in [-...
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Curly Bracket over multiple equation

I have a question regarding the curvy brackets in tex. Didn't find a good solution for the problem yet: I have the following formulas: \begin{equation} \begin{aligned} f(x) &= x + 1 \\ g(...
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Braces spanning to next page

I am trying to put braces along long text but the text and brace disppears at the end of page as shown at the bottom of figure. Ideally the text and brace should continue from next page. Here is an ...
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Why do \left( \frac{a}{b} \right) and \left( \frac{b}{a} \right) have different sizes?

Interestingly enough, I found that \left( \frac{a}{b} \right) and \left( \frac{b}{a} \right) have different sizes in Display Mode. What caused them to have a different size?
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In the LaTeX package XSIM, how do I get points in parentheses right after the question?

MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[verbose]{xsim} \begin{document} \begin{exercise}[points = 4] Solve the equation \[ 3(x-2) + 7 = x + 3 \] \end{exercise} \end{document} The output: I ...
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Latex Parenthesis around dot for time derivative

I want to indicate a term can be x or x dot, so I'm thinking of drawing a symbol like this, where there is a dot, but there are parenthesis around it: Does anyone know how to do it? Thanks!
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listings : How to parse character sequences into math symbols

I'm trying to format code snippets using listings. The language I'm targeting (typed template Haskell) features the equivalent of double square brackets brackets [|| and ||]. These look quite poorly ...
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LaTeX command with optional argument to enclose parameter in parenthesis

I want to define the following LaTeX command \newcommand{\cost}[1][]{ \ifthenelse{\isempty{#1}} {c_N} {c_N((#1))} } where the parameter #1 is enclosed in parenthesis ( ) in the output. ...
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Why does the square bracket not scale up?

I'm using \left [ \right ] to scale the bracket up to the height of the expression inside. However, it works as expected in the first line, bit not in the remaining two lines. Could you elaborate on ...
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Roots and spacing: symmetrical brackets [closed]

I have this simple MWE, \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage[italian]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{mathtools,amssymb} \usepackage{geometry} \begin{document} \begin{...
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