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Re: Re: Mathematica TeX save in standard LaTeX style

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  • Subject: [mg57816] Re: [mg57785] Re: [mg57490] Mathematica TeX save in standard LaTeX style
  • From: "Dale R. Horton" <daleh at>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 05:17:52 -0400 (EDT)
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I think you misunderstand my point. I'm not saying put TraditionalForm 
in the TeX file. I'm saying use TraditionalForm in the notebook.

Or in other words, put into Mathematica what you want to see in the 
final document (ps, pdf, or whatever you're creating from the TeX 

So "sin(x)" in a Mathematica notebook translates to "$\sin(x)$" in the 
TeX file. This is rendered as "sin(x)" in the final document.

And "Sin[x]" -> "$\text{Sin}[x]$.
And "sin x" -> "$\sin x$".

This is sometimes referred to as WYSIWYG (what you see is what you 
get). Though there are many ways in which Mathematica and TeX greatly 
differ. So I wouldn't go that far. But the general idea holds. When 
deciding what to put in the notebook, don't think about what TeX you 
want to produce. Think about the final document you want to produce.


On Jun 8, 2005, at 6:15 AM, frank wrote:

> "Dale R. Horton" <daleh at> wrote:
>> TeX Export is designed to create a TeX document that looks like your
>> Mathematica notebook (or as close as possible given the many
>> differences between TeX and notebooks).
>> By default, Mathematica uses StandardForm (e.g. Sin[x]). What you want
>> is called TraditionalForm (e.g. sin(x)).
> I don't know what Rex wants, but I wouldn't want the Traditional form,
> either.  I'd want $\sin x$ (with the $$ around the whole math
> expression, or course).  But then how should Mathematica know that I'm
> also happy with $\sin ax$, while I don't want $\sin \phi_0+\omega t$,
> but rather $\sin (\phi_0+\omega t)$?
> Regards, Frank
> -- 
> Frank Küster
> Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
> Debian Developer

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