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## [Axiom-developer] Re: tex output

 From: Bill Page Subject: [Axiom-developer] Re: tex output Date: 28 Sep 2003 22:32:06 -0400

Tim,

You wrote:

> If I clip it and tex it I get proper (albeit slanty) output.

>From the stuff I clipped from the output of Axiom:

\$4#\I9#\L#\K#\I#\P9#\G#\R#\S#\T#\C5#\I#\F164#\P#\O5#\V72#\M#\E827226#\J#\S#\L#\A#\P462585#\Q7#\H00000000000000000000\$

\bye

I get:

This is TeX, Version 3.14159 (Web2C 7.3.1)
(t2.tex
! You can't use `macro parameter character #' in horizontal mode.
l.1 4#

\I9#\L#\K#\I#\P9#\G#\R#\S#\T#\C5#\I#\F164#\P#\O5#\V72#\M#\E827226#\J#\...

?

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What am I doing wrong? The use of # seems incorrect to me.
But then I have never really used pure TeX.

Cheers,
Bill Page.

On Sun, 2003-09-28 at 22:20, root wrote:
> The TeX generation depends on each domain to figure out the proper way
> to format the output from that domain. (In Java terms each class has to
> know how to Tex format its output).
>
> One of the hassles of creating the book is that various domains need work.
> I could stop and fix them or I can continue work on the book. In this
> particular case it is prettier to generate \verbatim tags around the
> original output rather than \$\$ .. \$\$ tags. However, the result is technically
> correct as this IS math output. TeX doesn't usually deal in base 32 and any
> author wouldn't normally rely on TeX to properly format strange base numbers.
>
> The \leqno tag puts the equation number at the left. The \$\$ specifies a math
> out-of-line format. The number is a proper base32 number. If I clip it and
> tex it I get proper (albeit slanty) output.
>
> Tim