to tilde or not to tilde
Thomas Schneider
schneidt at mail.nih.gov
Sun Oct 6 22:39:52 CEST 2019
Dear TexHaxers:
In a paper we are finishing, my co-author, a physicist, added a tilde
'~' in front of the period '.' or comma ',' at the end of equations,
for example
\begin{equation}
A = \pi r ^2 ~.
\end{equation}
He says ``It is a stylistic convention that some physicists use. But
it's not universal practice.''
Is it a typographically recommended practice or should it be avoided?
Here's a minimal example for you to try:
\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\begin{document}
Here's an example without a tilde:
\begin{equation}
A = \pi r ^2.
\end{equation}
Here's an example with a tilde:
\begin{equation}
A = \pi r ^2 ~. \\
\end{equation}
\end{document}
Tom
Thomas D. Schneider, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator
National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute
Center for Cancer Research
RNA Biology Laboratory
Biological Information Theory Group
Frederick, Maryland 21702-1201
schneidt at mail.nih.gov
https://alum.mit.edu/www/toms
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