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MikTeX and math stuff!

  1. Jul 14, 2005 #1

    Hurkyl

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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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  3. Jul 14, 2005 #2
    Code (Text):

    \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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  4. Jul 14, 2005 #3

    Hurkyl

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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...
     
  5. Jul 14, 2005 #4

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    Code (Text):

    \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
     
  8. Jul 14, 2005 #7
    \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 (Text):
    \documentclass[12pt, article]{memoir}
     
    \usepackage{amssymb}
    \usepackage{amsfonts}
    \usepackage{amsmath}
    \usepackage{mathtools}

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

    \begin{document}

    $\R$

    \[
    \R
    \]
     
    \end{document}
     
  9. Jul 14, 2005 #8

    Hurkyl

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    Yay, it does seem to have "amssymb". (Sigh, I had only guessed at amssym and amssymbol)
     
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