Re: log-like symbols?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg124427] Re: log-like symbols?*From*: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>*Date*: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 05:12:22 -0500 (EST)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com

On 1/18/12 at 6:02 AM, alan.isaac at gmail.com (Alan) wrote: >Does Mathematica have log-like symbols? (E.g., LaTeX's \ln, \lim, >etc.) If so, how to enter them. If not, how do people handle this >in their inline math and display formulas? My approach has been to use StandardForm for input cells and TraditionalForm for output cells. And then later (if I want to send a PDF or printout to a colleague who does not have Mathematica) convert the input cells to TraditionalForm. I find it inconvenient to enter TraditionalForm directly. Additionally, I have more confidence in what Mathematica will do when I enter things in StandardForm than TraditionalForm. But I find it easier to understand output in TraditionalForm particularly things such as matrices.