ASKSAGE: Sage Q&A Forum - RSS feedhttps://ask.sagemath.org/questions/Q&A Forum for SageenCopyright Sage, 2010. Some rights reserved under creative commons license.Thu, 01 Apr 2021 04:51:59 +0200Is there a way to specify that `\sqrt{}`s should be avoided in favor of exponents when using the `latex()` function?https://ask.sagemath.org/question/56447/is-there-a-way-to-specify-that-sqrts-should-be-avoided-in-favor-of-exponents-when-using-the-latex-function/**Background:** I'm using Sage to do some computations for a LaTeX document I'm preparing. My preferred approach is to include the script directly in the markup, using SageTeX to parse the code and print the results in TeX-readable form. The computations relevant to this question result in a longish list of numbers, most of which are of the form `something*sqrt(pi)`. My intention is to include this list in a table, which I'm constructing using a little Python script I wrote. The script takes a lists of TeX-formatted strings and returns a string with the markup for a table with those strings as rows.
**The problem:** When I call the `latex()` function on the list elements to prepare them for serialization into the table, I get results like this: `\frac{3}{7} \sqrt{7} \sqrt{\pi}`. This is not at all how I would type this if I were "TeXifying" it myself---I'd much prefer `\frac{3}{7} \sqrt{7 \pi}`. Even `\frac{3}{7} (7 \pi)^{1/2}` would be preferable IMO.
Obviously, I could just generate a table and then copy-paste it into my document, tweaking where necessary. I could also try writing a little Python function to massage the output into the desired form. But it made me wonder if there is any way to control or customize the output of `latex()` beyond the basic delimiter-setting functions I found in the docs, and I think that'd be worthwhile to know in any event.
**Specific question:** Is there a way to "tell" Sage to avoid using `\sqrt{}` in its LaTeX output in favor of fractional exponents?perfectly_oddThu, 01 Apr 2021 04:51:59 +0200https://ask.sagemath.org/question/56447/