to tilde or not to tilde
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Mon Oct 7 18:29:59 CEST 2019
"The Printing of Mathematics" by Chaundy, Barrett, and Batey, Oxford
University Press, 1954, says that mathematics should be punctuated as
normal text. For instance, if a formula is at the end of a sentence then
it should be followed by a full stop (period).
"Mathematics into Type" by Ellen Swanson, American Mathematical Society,
1999, shows many examples of punctuating math with commas and periods.
On 06/10/19 23:29, Schneider, Thomas (NIH/NCI) [E] via texhax wrote:
>> 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.
> 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
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