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Re: log-like symbols?

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  • Subject: [mg124432] Re: log-like symbols?
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 05:14:07 -0500 (EST)
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What do you mean by a "log-like symbol"? The LaTeX commands \ln and \lim 
are rather different in what they do; in particular, the "x to a" part 
of a complete limit notation would be set as if a subscript in in-line 
math mode, whereas it would be set stacked under the "lim" symbol in 
math display mode.

Are you merely asking how to type math symbols within text? If so, the 
usual thing is simply to begin and end an inline cell within the text, 
by using Ctrl+( and then Ctrl+). In the Documentation Center, see, e.g., 

But don't expect Mathematica to do as nice a job as easily as you can 
with LaTeX! (The above-cited tutorial warns about this, in effect.)

On 1/18/12 6:02 AM, 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?
> Thanks,
> Alan Isaac

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