[OS X TeX] Grapher.app and LaTeX Equations

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Tue Feb 26 22:47:14 EST 2008

On  26 Feb, 2008, at 17:29, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Feb 26, 2008, at 4:57 PM, Ross Moore wrote:
>
>> [...]
>>
>> I'd much prefer to see this as:
>>
>>  y = \tfrac12 x \times \sqrt{x}
>>
>> or simply   y = \tfrac12 \sqrt{x}
>>
>> with the \tfrac  macro from  \usepackage{amsmath} .
>
>
> Howdy,
>
> Hmmm... I didn't write those words. The problem is that the
> function was written incorrectly as a literal sqrt(x) rather than
> using the symbolic sqrt (from the drop down menu). If you do that
> you get the correct \sqrt{x}. I agree with the \tfrac.

But what if you want a display formula? How is Grapher going to know
if you want your formula in text or display mode, especially if you
have \int or \sum? I think is better just \frac... and let you decide.

On the other hand, you get

y=\frac{1}{2}x \times \sqrt{x}

if you type it that way.

Best,

Axel