# show command latex

I use sage both within the cocalc interface and the jupyter interface. The show() command behaves differently in each and I'm trying to understand. Here's an example in cocalc: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZVMg...

The same example in jupyter: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZXaN...

The in-line latex in cocalc is rendered nicely, the same latex in jupyter isn't. I've included the %display latex directive in the jupyter example, but it doesn't seem to make a difference.

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As a workaround, in the Jupyter notebook, use latex instead of show:

%display latex
x, y = var('x y')
f = x^2 + y^2
latex("f_x = " + latex(diff(f, x)))


$f_x = 2 x$

more For a good control of the output in a Jupyter notebook, you could combine show, html and f-strings. For example,

var("x,y")
f = x^2 + y^2
show(html(f"The partial derivative of $f(x,y)={f}$ is $f_x(x,y)={latex(diff(f,x))}$"))


This yields

The partial derivative of $f(x,y)=x^2+y^2$ is $f_x(x,y)=2x$

Another example:

u = vector([1,2,3])
v = vector([4,5,6])
text = fr"""
<strong>Solution</strong><br>
Let $\mathbf{{u}}={u}$ and $\mathbf{{v}}={v}$.
Then, $\mathbf{{u}}\times \mathbf{{v}} = {u.cross_product(v)}. """ show(html(text))  This is rendered as Solution Let$\mathbf{u}=(1,2,3)$and$\mathbf{v}=(4,5,6)$. Then,$\mathbf{u}\times \mathbf{v} = (-3,6,-3)\$.

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Is there a way to get this approach to print something like u x v? This doesn't work:

latex("u \times v")

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You have to prefix the string by r (for "raw") because of the backslah in \times and use LatexExpr:

LatexExpr(r"u\times v")