# to tilde or not to tilde

Schneider, Thomas (NIH/NCI) [E] schneidt at mail.nih.gov
Mon Oct 7 00:29:14 CEST 2019

Paulo:

> NO centered mathematical formula should contain any punctuation at
> the end of the line -- even if it is to terminate a sentence.
>
> Punctuation have a role in typography -- to introduce a pause at
> reading -- and with a centered formula that pause already EXIST. The
> correct is:
>
>
> A = \pi r ^2
>
>
> even if it is ending a sentence or a paragraph.

I think we will just have to agree to disagree.  I find the comma
useful for pausing while the period ends a sentence and otherwise I
feel I'm hanging.  In any case, the journal accepts them.

Tom

Thomas D. Schneider, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator
National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute
Center for Cancer Research
RNA Biology Laboratory
Biological Information Theory Group
Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201
schneidt at mail.nih.gov
https://alum.mit.edu/www/toms



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