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Re: moving equations between Mathematica and TeXShop

Dear Murray,

Thank you for your help. Here is an equation I typed into Mathematica:

   In[1]:= (2 m^2 =CF=83^2 Exp[-((
   2 m^2 =CF=83^2 (((x - Subscript[x, i]) -
        Subscript[v, i] (t - Subscript[t, i]))^2 + (y - Subscript[y,
   4 m^2 =CF=83^4 + =E2=88=87^2 (t - Subscript[t, i])^2))])/(=CF=80 (4 m^2 =CF=83^4 +
   =E2=88=87^2 (t - Subscript[t, i])^2))

And here is the output form of the same equation;

Out[1]== (2 E^(-((2 m^2 \[Sigma]^2 ((x - (t - Subscript[t, i]) Subscript[v,
        i] - Subscript[x, i])^2 + (y - Subscript[y, i])^2))/(
  4 m^2 \[Sigma]^4 + \[HBar]^2 (t - Subscript[t,
      i])^2))) m^2 \[Sigma]^2)/(\[Pi] (4 m^2 \[Sigma]^4 + \[HBar]^2 \
(t - Subscript[t, i])^2))

And here is the "copy as LaTeX" form of the preceding equation:

\frac{2 e^{-\frac{2 m^2 \sigma ^2 \left(\left(x-\left(t-t_i\right)
v_i-x_i\right){}^2+\left(y-y_i\right){}^2\right)}{4 m^2 \sigma ^4+\hbar ^2
\left(t-t_i\right){}^2}} m^2 \sigma ^2}{\pi  \left(4 m^2 \sigma ^4+\hbar ^2

The constants in the numerator are not grouped together, the (x-x_i) term
has been rearranged, and the velocity term does not preceed the time term. I
would like to get the exact same equation into LaTeX as I entered into


On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 2:23 AM, Murray Eisenberg <murray at>wrote:

> I presume this has nothing to do with TeXShop per se, but rather with
> the underlying TeX.
> Can you be more specific as to what kinds of expression need changing,
> one way or the other.
> My experience is that Mathematica's TeXForm tends to produce legitimate
> TeX math expressions at what I might call a "basic" level and that I can
> often hand-code the same thing in LaTeX that is more to my taste.
> On 1/18/2011 5:51 AM, Michael B. Heaney wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > I am solving symbolic equations in Mathematica and then exporting these
> > equations to TeXShop. The exported equations need lots of changes to look
> > like normal mathematical typeset equations in TeXShop. I also export
> > equations from TeXShop to Mathematica, and these need lots of changes
> before
> > they will run in Mathematica. Is there any easier way to move equations
> back
> > and forth between Mathematica and TeXShop?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Michael
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