[OS X TeX] Redefining a math symbol
Vamos, Peter
P.Vamos at exeter.ac.uk
Fri Apr 19 15:05:43 EDT 2013
On 18 Apr 2013, at 20:31, Murray Eisenberg <murrayeisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
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> On 18 Apr 2013 12:34:53 +0000, Vamos, Peter" <P.Vamos at exeter.ac.uk> wrote:
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>> On 18 Apr 2013, at 12:46, J. McKenzie Alexander <jalex at lse.ac.uk> wrote:
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>>> presumably there's a way to change the definition of the '|' symbol in math mode so that TeX treats it as a binary operator by default
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>> There is: \mid
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> Actually, the spacing around \mid is a just a bit greater in $P(A \mid B)$ than it is in $P( \mathbin{|} B)$. You may need to typeset in 12 pt and then zoom in to notice it, though.
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That is because \mid is a math symbol of class binary relation and \mathbin{|} is that of a binary operation. There are subtle differences as you yourself noticed. See also my next post.
Peter
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