# [OS X TeX] PrettyRef

Aaron Jackson jackson at msrce.howard.edu
Wed Mar 9 23:47:24 EST 2005

On Mar 9, 2005, at 10:57 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:

> Herb Schulz wrote:
>
>> Why are you making things hard on yourself.
> Because I don't know any better.
>
>> Give the \label's names that
>> mean something to you; e.g., based on the subject of that section.
> Well, things are still a bit in flux and the way I think of a section
> tends to change over time. So, in a month or two, I won't remember if
> I have already used that name or not and since the same idea can come
> up again and again …
>
> On the other hand, since my problem is only to avoid re-using names, I
> have thought about using "randomely generated" numbers.

Well, if I am labeling equations, for example, I usually do something
like:

$$\label{equ:elliptical bands} E=\pm \frac{\hbar^2}{2m_l^*}k_l^2+\frac{\hbar}{2m_t^*}k_t^2$$

That is, you can use as much information in the label to make the label
unique and meaningful.

Aaron

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