
Re: math notation for elementwise square root of vectors and matrices?
Posted:
Mar 15, 2011 12:20 PM


ImageAnalyst <imageanalyst@mailinator.com> writes:
>On Mar 14, 10:16?pm, "Felipe G. Nievinski" <fgnievin...@gmail.com> >wrote: >> Please let me know if you are you aware of any established practice. I >> don't want to end up having to type ".^(1/2)" in latex, even though >> that's exactly what my matlab code looks like. >> Thanks, >> F. > > >Is this a question about latex? > >Well, anyway, your MATLAB code doesn't have to look like that. It can >look like this if you want: >sqrtOfMyMatrix = sqrt(myMatrix);
It's not a question about LaTeX, but it can be answered with LaTeX.
The answer to the question literally asked is, no, I'm not aware of any established practice (and I doubt there is one, at least for large values of "established"). Even if there is (unless, when restricted to the editors, referees, and likely readers of the paper being written, there *is* indeed a very well established practice, which however has not made itself known to me), the original poster ought seriously to consider creatingand clearly describing in the text, before its first usean explicit nonce notation for the desired concept: for instance, enclosing the (notation for) the vector or matrix in large parentheses prefaced by the letters "sqrt". That notation (and others achieving the same goal) could easily be implemented in LaTeX without having to type more than the definition of the appropriate macro, and one instance of the macro per use of the notation.
Lee Rudolph

