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TeXForm[] anyone??

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  • Subject: [mg13731] TeXForm[] anyone??
  • From: Carlos Wexler <wexler at>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 01:38:22 -0400
  • Organization: University of Florida
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

How do I get Mathematica to produce decent TeX output for formulae? If I

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

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