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Questions tagged [delimiters]

{delimiters} are characters used to specify the boundary between separate blocks/groups of text. They are typically used in {macros} or {math-mode} constructions.

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Customizing math symbol “evaluated at” - Vertical bar growing up only below

I'd like to customize the math symbol "evaluated at". If I use the code: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{equation*} \frac{d}{dt} \left( i_{O_L} \Bigr|_{...
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yhmath impact on radical symbols and delimiters

In November 2014 I had an issue with this code and yhmath package: \sqrt{n+\sqrt{(n-1)+\sqrt{(n-2)+\dotsb+\sqrt{2+\sqrt{1}}}}} Depending on whether that package was being used or not (and AMS-...
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Length of matrix delimiters using TikZ

I'm trying to explain the Sarrus method and to draw the lines between nodes I'm using the tikz and matrix packages. However, when the delimiters are not parentheses but vertical bars (and also ...
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Replacing function, how to use + as delimiter

I am using a function for summing numbers like in paper and my input at arguments is like this: \showsum{123+456} I need to replace the custom function with other from package xlop - \opadd. I want ...
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Error showing “ ! Missing delimiter (. inserted).” when I am using \bigg

This code is bringing an error: We get, $g\begin{pmatrix}r&0\\0&1/r\end{pmatrix}=\bigg\( g\begin{pmatrix}r&0\\0&1/r\end{pmatrix}\bigg\)^{-1}\Rightarrow g\begin{pmatrix}r&0\\0&...
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Variant of \left, \right, …that gets ignored in inlinemath

I am trying to construct a variant of \left, \right, and \middle that are ignored in inlinemath. Intended behavior: \[ \lft( 2^{2^2} \rgt) \] -> behaves as \[ \left( 2^{2^2} \right) \] \( \lft( 2^{...
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Missing space with DeclarePairedDelimiter

I’m trying to define an abs command for absolute values using DeclarePairedDelimiter from the mathtools package, but I’m running into some spacing issues. I’d normall write \sup_n \abs{a_n} defined ...
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How to typeset an invisible paired delimiter, preferably using MathTools?

I'm trying to typeset the simplification/expansion of a fraction using the notation below, but I would like the numerator to be centered and the 5\cdot 4) to be to the left and above of the entire ...
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Custom size delimters [duplicate]

I am in the situation where I want delimiters that are bigger that \big, but smaller than \Big (see example). \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathtools} \usepackage[libertine]{newtxmath} \begin{...
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Superfluous space with mtpro2 after making \left/\right into \mathopen/\mathclose

This question adds another reason why one shouldn’t abuse the \left and \right pair Automatic delimiter sizing through a \left and \right pair should always be avoided, with few ...
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What is the internal LaTeX working logic for \left and \right with delimiters?

I am reading about latex and in several books is written that to be able to size the delimiter to the vertical size of formula I need to use \left and \right. I understand that part. But I am ...
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Align large horizontal brackets to columns of a table?

Similar to this question, but the brace should cross multiple columns instead of rows. For example: animal plant -------/\-------- -------/\---------- / \ / ...
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Compile only what's inside command

I'm looking for a way to compile only what's inside a given command (or an environment). I'm doing a PhD and this way, I'll be able to have a full document with some poorly written sections, for ...
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How to create new delimiters: dashed \langle and \rangle?

A minimal working example is as follows: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsfonts,lipsum} \begin{document} $\langle 1,2,a,b\rangle$ \end{document} Question: How to create variants of \langle ...
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Delimiter size in fraction produces unwanted blank space

I am using amsmath in a two-column IEEEtran document class and at a certain point I typed this equation: \begin{equation} A = \sum_{j=1}^{J} \frac{\left[ e^{-\left( \frac{x_1^a}{2\sigma^2} \right)...
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Are these three commands \bigl( , \big( and \bigr( interchangeable? [duplicate]

I am looking for the visual differences between \big(, \bigl(, and \bigr( in math mode?
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Invisible delimiter not rendered correctiy with STIX Two

I am currently using unicode-math STIX Two Math fonts, and XeLaTeX. I found that the invisible delimiter cannot be rendered correctly: Here's the code: \[h(x)=\begin{cases} 1, & \mbox{if } \...
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How to prevent an underbrace, with a subscript, from affecting the sizes of delimiters

In MathJax, I had occasion to write this: \Big\| \Big( \,\underbrace{0,\ldots,0}_n, \frac 1 {n+1}, \frac 1 {n+2}, \frac 1 {n+3}, \ldots \Big) \Big\| I used \Big instead of \left and \right|. If I ...
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Delimiter not increasing for vertical bar

We are using XITS-Bold font for math, in the case of vertical bar the size has not increased. But in the case square and round bracket it works fine. Please suggest how to solve this. Is it possible ...
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Blank delimiter in math mode

I'm using mathtools command \DeclarePairedDelimiters to create parentheses that stretches vertically: \DeclarePairedDelimiters{\paren}{\lparen}{\rparen} \paren*{\frac{a}{b}}_c For those who don't ...
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Same spacing around “\middle|” as around “\mid”

I need to write some equations that contain something like (A | B). I could write \left( A \middle| \right), but this changes spacing around external parentheses, as expained in many topics like this....
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Delimiter error again

How can I fix my delimiter error? \begin{equation} \begin{split} \ln⁡\Gamma(z)=\ln\biggl[\frac{1}{z} e^{- z\gamma}\prod_{n=1}^{\infty}\biggl[\frac{1}{(1+z/n)} e^{z/n}\biggr]\biggr] &=-\ln⁡z+\ln e^...
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What is the purpose of “\left.”, i.e., “\left” followed by a period?

What is the purpose of \left., i.e., \left followed by a period? Similarly for \right. E.g. for \right. and \left (no period) begin{eqnarray}\label{Dsys} \textcolor[rgb]{.25,.0,.8}{% \left\{\...
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escaping brackets in description environment

i didn't find a working solution to escape brackets [ ] inside a description. \begin{description} \item[\$ chmod [options] mode \textless filename \textgreater] change filepermissions: chmod -v u+rwx ...
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How to emphasize in a listing and keep source columns aligned?

I use moredelim with * to highlight some text in my lstlisting. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage[LY1]{fontenc} \renewcommand{\rmdefault}{ptm} \renewcommand{\ttdefault}{...
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Biblatex punctuation recognition

I'm trying to switch to biblatex/biber. I started using the authortitle style for the bibliography. For my thesis I need lots of changes in the style. Along the way I changed the separator between ...
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My solution to small brackets and missing delimiter (. inserted) error

Problem: \begin{equation} \begin{split} S_{2(n+1)}^{(1)}=\frac{2}{\Gamma(n+1)}\int_{0}^{G}dxx^{2n+1}[-1+\\ +n_{1}(\frac{\pi}{\alpha})^{3/2}\sideset{}{'}\sum_{l}e^{-k_{l}^{2}a^{2}/...
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Explain this code to me: Doubled delimiters

So a while ago I asked this question on doubled delimiters. I found this piece of code and adapted it into the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathtools} \DeclarePairedDelimiterX{\...
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A Delimiter Error

LaTeX indicates a delimiter error for the following written code. Please help me if possible. \begin{equation} \frac{1}{\sqrt{1-t^{2}}}\exp \biggl⁡[(z^{2}+z'^{2})+\frac{2zz't- (z^{2}+z'^...
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Extensible triple-bracket delimiter with a new symbol

\DeclarePairedDelimiter allows one to define extensible delimiters (for example using the \big option). An example is provided below with double brackets. I need a similar delimiter with triple ...
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Making square brackets more similar to \lfloor

The square brackets [x] in math mode get typeset quite different from the floor and ceiling delimiters \lfloor etc. For the square brackets, there is less spacing to the inner characters, and also ...
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Use \delimiterfactor with slash (xits)

I am trying to slightly reduce the dimensions of the \slash delimiter with \delimiterfactor. \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmathfont{xits-math.otf} \begin{document} \...
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Missing `$` inserted because of `\left`

I was trying to use the answer from this question to make a png of a math equation. I'm using the very simple file: \documentclass[convert={density=300,size=800x800,outext=.png},border=1pt]{...
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Usign variable size delimiters with text

I am trying to make the following in LaTeX: However, I have the following error when I try to make something like this using \left and \right: Please use \mathaccent for accents in math mode. \add@...
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tikz matrix delimiters when nodes size is defined by “minimum size”

studding CarLaTeX answer on question i find unexpected behavior of tikz matrix delimiter: if the size of math nodes are determined by text width=... and text height=..., than delimiters work as ...
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Is there a way to insert right braces and text to the right of a matrix using LYX? [duplicate]

Is there a way to typeset this in LYX without using ERT? If not, how do I code it in Lyx?
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Unicode-math: How to get a nice function restriction (despite shorter delimiters and lower subscript baseline)?

I'm using function restriction notation like here, but after switching to XeLaTeX with unicode-math I noticed that it looks slightly odd. Here's a minimal working example \documentclass{minimal} \...
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delimiter error [closed]

I don't know what's wrong with this code. I tried and it seems that the extreme "\bigg"s (the first and the last one) cause delimiter error. \begin{equation} \lim_{\rho\rightarrow0} \...
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How to place right brace next to table row

How do I put a right brace next to the table row as described by the picture? Here is my MWE. \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{color, colortbl} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{|l|l} \...
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Doubled parentheses, braces, brackets and angles

I need some doubled versions of the standard parentheses, namely parentheses, braces, brackets and angles. They should be scalable and the output should look roughly like this: \documentclass[border=...
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Environment that conditionally shows it's contents is not working. Missing \endgroup

I tried to make an environment that shows its contents if @showtrue and doesn't otherwise. When I try to run the MWE below, I get an error message: ! Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup. \...
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Biblatex customizing delimiters

I'd like to have a biblography style using biblatex that looks like this: Author. Title, Editors, Locations Year I managed to cobble something together, however 2 problems remain, that I have not ...
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How can I use bigints package and yhmath package together?

I want to make wide parentheses and symboles like them. I used yhmath package in my file and It worked correctly. But when I use the bigints package in my file too everything will break down. I ...
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Whitespace denominator in fraction [title changable]

MWE \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[svgnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{empheq} \definecolor{formula}{RGB}{255,...
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Better spacing around brackets of kbordermatrix

I'm using kbordermatrix to put some indices on my matrices. An example would be the following: See the end of the post for the code behind this example. The problem is that the spacing between the [ ...
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Make the integral symbol bigger [duplicate]

How can I make the integral symbol bigger independent of the rest of equation? The symbol appears with the same size of a delimiter.
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Scalable paired delimiter with subscript as both pre- and postscript

I'm trying to define a command that, given input on the form \mydef{pre}{main}{post}, gives output akin to: (Where the "foo" and "bar" are just for reference, and the fraction inside is to provide a ...
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Missing delimiter error?

I use the following codes with Winedt5.5 and Miktek2.8 : \documentclass{amsart}[12pt] \usepackage{amsmath, amsthm, amscd, amssymb, amsfonts} \usepackage{environ} \usepackage{mathtools} \begin{...
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Delimiter at one side of a table

I have a huge table that needs some notes to do that i would like to have a huge curly bracket on the outer right side of the table. I can not follow how this works: align-large-vertical-delimiters-...
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how to put variables on the vertical end points of curly brace

I need a LaTeX code that shows variables on the vertical end points of curly braces.