Re: typesetting piecewise function

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg19774] Re: typesetting piecewise function*From*: "Stephen P Luttrell" <luttrell at signal.dra.hmg.gb>*Date*: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 01:36:35 -0400*Organization*: Defence Evaluation and Research Agency*References*: <7rnkf4$elv@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

> I use Mathematica 4 for a lot of my technical writing. One common > problem I have is defining a piecewise function. In mathematical > notation one commonly uses a large opening curly brace with all the > cases listed to the right. In Mathematica I can try to do this but the > curly brace does not scale to the full hight of the matrix of cases on > the right. Here is an example >... Use SpanMaxSize->Infinity. You can do this as follows: 1. Select the relevant cell. 2. Start the option inspector (ctrl+shift+O in Windows, at least). 3. Walk down the tree: Formatting Options | Expression Formatting | Spanning Character Options. 4. Then set SpanMaxSize --> Infinity (it's one of the options offered as standard). -- Dr Stephen P Luttrell Room EX21, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency Malvern, Worcs, WR14 3PS, U.K. luttrell at signal.dera.gov.uk 01684-894046 (phone), 01684-894384 (fax) http://www.dera.gov.uk/cis5pip/Welcome.html