[OS X TeX] {DON'T} Use $$...$$, in LaTeX

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Fri Sep 8 09:52:12 EDT 2006

On Sep 8, 2006, at 9:03 AM, André Bellaïche wrote:

> Why do tell people tu use \[ ...\]?The classical TeX $$...$$ have  
> the same effect, and a much better visibilty in the source file.

Because $$ uses Plain TeX mechanisms and isn't tied into LaTeX  
parameters such as spacing around equations &c.

> Same for \(...\) and $...$.

The $...$ notation is okay. I find the parentheses better 'cause they  
match what's used for display math and are easier to check.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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