TeXForm[] anyone??

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg13731] TeXForm[] anyone??*From*: Carlos Wexler <wexler at phys.ufl.edu>*Date*: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 01:38:22 -0400*Organization*: University of Florida*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

How do I get Mathematica to produce decent TeX output for formulae? If I try In[1]:= TeXForm[BesselJ[n,x]] Out[1]//TeXForm= \Mfunction{BesselJ}(n,x) Which of course is unacceptable since it requires the use of the special style "notebook.sty", something highly discuraged (or even forbidden) for publication in major journals. I guess I could always substitute "\Mfunction{BesselJ}(n,x)" by "J_n (x)" but unfortunately I don't know of any search and susbtitute engine that is this smart when n and x vary. Moreover this is general with many functions in mathematica... I thought that if I converted to traditional form in a notebook then I might be saved but no, the output is the same if I use a wrapper and if I use literal interpretation then the output is In[3]:= \!\(TeXForm[\ \(J\_n\) \((x)\)]\) Out[3]//TeXForm= x\,{J_n} Which is not the same... Basically, the TeXForm function, is quite useless for production of manuscripts. Please fix it for the next version. Asking people to use special packages for everything is an attitude that I expect from Microsoft, not Wolfram ;-) Best regards Carlos Wexler ----------------------------------------------------------------- Carlos Wexler | Dept. of Physics, Box 118440 | University of Florida | Gainesville, FL 32611-8440 | Tel: (352) 392-7334 wexler at phys.ufl.edu | FAX: (352) 392-0524 -----------------------------------------------------------------