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

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Sat Sep 9 17:46:46 EDT 2006

On 8-sep-2006, at 15:03, André Bellaïche wrote:

> Dear George Gratzer,
> Why do tell people tu use \[ ...\]?The classical TeX $$...$$ have  
> the same effect, and a much better visibilty in the source file.  
> Same for \(...\) and $...$.
> Believe me, I use to read many books in source form.

Others have commented already (BTW, the Lamport books also warns  
against using $$ … $$ for displayed math in his book, it isn't new  

I tend to use \begin{equation} … \end{equation} and \begin{equation*}  
… \end{equation*} for my displayed math needs. Stands out even more,  
and has the added advantage of being asymmetric.

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