MikTeX and math stuff!

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My installation of MikTeX (and the TeXnicCenter) has bothered me for a while, because it doesn't have some of my favorite fonts, such as mathbb. ([itex]\mathbb{R}[/itex]) However, I just found out it doesn't even have the integral sign!

I checked the package manager, and nothing that I didn't have installed looked like it would contain things like this...

Someone else has to have already run into this problem and figured out what to do... so how do I get 'em? =)
 

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Hurkyl said:
My installation of MikTeX (and the TeXnicCenter) has bothered me for a while, because it doesn't have some of my favorite fonts, such as mathbb. ([itex]\mathbb{R}[/itex]) However, I just found out it doesn't even have the integral sign!

I checked the package manager, and nothing that I didn't have installed looked like it would contain things like this...

Someone else has to have already run into this problem and figured out what to do... so how do I get 'em? =)
Code:
\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\topskip 0in
\textheight 8.0in
\textwidth 6.5in
\oddsidemargin 0in
\evensidemargin 0in
\headheight 0in
\boldmath
\flushbottom
\begin{document}
\noindent

$$
\int{sin(x)}dx
$$


\end{document}
Copy and paste it, save a source file and try to compile it as a DVI. Does that give you a integral symbol?
 
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Actually, I figured out my integral woes...

I had copied a header where I had defined \int for something. :blushing: That still doesn't explain why I couldn't find the integral sign in the documentation, though! Bad TeXnicCenter!

I'd still like to get \mathbb if you know how...
 
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I believe honestrosewater is right (I've been using MikTeX as well).

Here's a good pdf file for math latex, in case you may be using the wrong function names:
http://www.maths.nottingham.ac.uk/local/Guides/short-math-guide.pdf [Broken]
 
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Code:
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{amsthm}
\usepackage{pictex}
use these and you should be fine...I cannot say for sure what package it is in but those work fine for me.

Good luck
 
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\usepackage{amssymb} is enough for the blackboard bold math font, though if you use math extensively you should consider always using at least something like

Code:
\documentclass[12pt, article]{memoir}
 
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{amsfonts}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{mathtools}

\newcommand{\R}{\mathbb{R}}

\begin{document}

$\R$

\[
\R
\]
 
\end{document}
 
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Yay, it does seem to have "amssymb". (Sigh, I had only guessed at amssym and amssymbol)
 

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