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asked 2011-09-17 05:56:02 -0500

Dirk Danckaert gravatar image

Why is the following latex code correctly recognised by the view()-function (for outputting results) but not by the text()-function (for inclusion in a plot)?

Dy='$\\begin{align}\\Delta y&=y_2-y_1 \\\\ &=m\\cdot\\Delta x \\end{align}$'

view(Dy) gives a correctly formatted latex formula but text(Dy,...) returns an error message.

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As far as I know, the `text` command passes its arguments to matplotlib, so matplotlib handles any LaTeX code. Perhaps it doesn't understand the `align` environment?

John Palmieri gravatar imageJohn Palmieri ( 2011-09-17 06:43:36 -0500 )edit

That could well be the case. Would explain too why ':' (in latex code) is rendered as '.' in text(), but not in view().

Dirk Danckaert gravatar imageDirk Danckaert ( 2011-09-17 08:47:13 -0500 )edit

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answered 2011-09-20 04:37:19 -0500

Jason Grout gravatar image

John is right, I believe. Here is the documentation for mathtext (i.e., matplotlib's tex renderer). You could conceivably do the usetex option in matplotlib to have matplotlib pass the expression directly to Tex, which may make the align command work.

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