`@math`

and `@displaymath`

: Formatting Mathematics ¶You can write a mathematical expression, equation or formula using
the `@math`

command. Write the TeX math notation between
braces, like this:

@math{\partial_\alpha \partial^\alpha A^\beta = \mu_0 J^\beta}

`@math`

is formatted inline when used inside a paragraph,
like *\(\partial_\alpha \partial^\alpha A^\beta = \mu_0 J^\beta\)* in
this example.
The `@math`

command has no special effect on the Info
output, merely outputting the contents verbatim.

For printed output, `@math`

switches into TeX “math mode”.
In that context, ‘`\`’ must be used instead of ‘`@`’
for plain TeX math control sequences for symbols, functions,
and so on.

By default, the HTML output is only emphasized.
`texi2any`

provides three options for displaying properly
formatted mathematics for HTML. You can select these with the
`HTML_MATH`

variable (see HTML Customization Variables).
With `HTML_MATH`

set to ‘`l2h`’, `texi2any`

attempts
to use the `latex2html`

program to produce image files for
mathematical material. With the ‘`t4h`’ setting, `texi2any`

attempts to use the `tex4ht`

program. With the ‘`mathjax`’
setting, `texi2any`

inserts references in the output files
to MathJax scripts to format the material. The MathJax option
requires JavaScript to be enabled in the browser to work. See also
MathJax Customization Variables, `latex2html`

Customization Variables and `tex4ht`

Customization Variables.

For displayed equations, you can use the `@displaymath`

command. Example:

@displaymath f(x) = {1\over\sigma\sqrt{2\pi}} e^{-{1\over2}\left({x-\mu\over\sigma}\right)^2} @end displaymath

which produces:

In general, the contents of `@math`

or `@displaymath`

should be plain TeX only, with no interspersed Texinfo commands.
If you do use any Texinfo commands, then you should mark these with
‘`@`’ as usual, rather than ‘`\`’ (e.g. ‘`@var`’ rather than
‘`\var`’), but we do not guarantee which Texinfo commands will work.

Although `@sub`

and `@sup`

may work inside math mode in
some contexts, it is better to use TeX’s ‘`_`’ and ‘`^`’
characters to denote subscripts and superscripts within mathematical
expressions.

LaTeX-specific code will only work when the output format is LaTeX,
and with the `HTML_MATH`

options (although `tex4ht`

needs
`T4H_MATH_CONVERSION`

to be set to ‘`latex`’;
see `tex4ht`

Customization Variables).

Due to the conflict with Texinfo’s `@sup`

command, you can access
the plain TeX command `\sup`

as `\mathopsup`

instead,
in the unlikely occurrence that you want to do this (but only when
processing with TeX, not when outputting LaTeX nor with any of the
`HTML_MATH`

options).

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