[OS X TeX] Grapher.app and LaTeX Equations
Herbert Schulz
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Feb 27 00:29:36 CET 2008
On Feb 26, 2008, at 4:57 PM, Ross Moore wrote:
> Hi Herb,
>
> On 27/02/2008, at 9:37 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>
>> Last night I typed the
>>
>> y=x/2*sqrt(x)
>>
>> in Grapher (in order to plot this simple function) and saved its
>> Latex-
>> formated version
>>
>> y=\frac{x}{2}\cdot \mbox{sqrt}\left( x \right)
>
> 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.
Good Luck,
Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)
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