[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} .


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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