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show(LatexExpr(" \frac{x}{\cos(x)}")) need 2 \\

asked 2018-10-01 09:59:43 +0200

ortollj gravatar image

updated 2018-10-01 14:35:04 +0200


to be displayed ok , i need to double anti-slash is it normal ?

show(LatexExpr(" \\frac{x}{\cos(x)}"))

Sorry I forgot to precise !: notebook jupyter , Sagemath 8.3 in W10 OS.

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answered 2018-10-01 15:09:01 +0200

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updated 2018-10-01 15:09:42 +0200

Yes, that's normal: the backslash character in a string is interpreted as an escape character for special commands; for instance \f in \frac stands for an ASCII formfeed. To avoid this and restore the standard LaTeX interpretation one has to type a double backslash, as you did. An alternative is to prefix the string with r (for "raw" string):

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thanks eric_g

ortollj gravatar imageortollj ( 2018-10-01 15:46:45 +0200 )edit

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