# [texhax] \ldots v. \cdots

P. R. Stanley prstanley at ntlworld.com
Sun Mar 1 14:13:09 CET 2009

>>I've come across both \ldots and \cdots in typesetting series in
>>\sum -- \{1 + 2 + 3 + ldots + n\}. What would the list recommend?
>>
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>in most cases I use \dots, not \ldots nor \cdots, \dots has the
>advance that it looks at the item following it, so \dots, => \ldots,
>and \dots+ => \cdots+, then the only thing you need to worry about
>the are situations where the dots come last.

That's a good point -- what would one use in "... some text ... more text ..."

Paul