Dear colisters,

If I write

$\left ( \begin{smallmatrix}x_1 \\ \vdots \\ x_n \end{smallmatrix}

\right ) $, a blank space appears between x_1 and the dots. Is there

a way to avoid this?

Thanks.

HC

Dear colisters,

If I write

$\left ( \begin{smallmatrix}x_1 \\ \vdots \\ x_n \end{smallmatrix}

\right ) $, a blank space appears between x_1 and the dots. Is there

a way to avoid this?

Thanks.

HC

If I write

$\left ( \begin{smallmatrix}x_1 \\ \vdots \\ x_n \end{smallmatrix}

\right ) $, a blank space appears between x_1 and the dots. Is there

a way to avoid this?

Thanks.

HC

This vertical space seems to be part of the LaTeX \vdots definition. For

correction you could e. g. write:

\begin{smallmatrix}x_1 \\[-6pt] \vdots \\ x_n \end{smallmatrix}

Greetings Hartmut

--

Hartmut Henkel, Oftersheim, Germany

On 25 Sep 2003 12:48:58 -0700, XXXX@XXXXX.COM (Hendrik

[You forgot to write that amsmath is needed to compile this.]

There are really two problems: the \vdots command doesn't adjust

its size even when font size is changed. This can be fixed with

mathdots.sty.

The other is the space at the top of the \vdots, which is

unfortunately built-in to the definition. The best one can do

for now is negate some of it with \\[-3pt] (or whatever). \smallmatrix

is a special environment with smaller than normal \baselineskip.

\vdots is designed to appear roughly centered between the bottom of

the line above and the top of the line below. It pretty much counts on

the \baselineskip being normal (and the lines surrounding it not

containing anything too deep or too tall).

Dan

--

Dan Luecking Department of Mathematical Sciences

University of Arkansas Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

luecking at uark dot edu

[You forgot to write that amsmath is needed to compile this.]

There are really two problems: the \vdots command doesn't adjust

its size even when font size is changed. This can be fixed with

mathdots.sty.

The other is the space at the top of the \vdots, which is

unfortunately built-in to the definition. The best one can do

for now is negate some of it with \\[-3pt] (or whatever). \smallmatrix

is a special environment with smaller than normal \baselineskip.

\vdots is designed to appear roughly centered between the bottom of

the line above and the top of the line below. It pretty much counts on

the \baselineskip being normal (and the lines surrounding it not

containing anything too deep or too tall).

Dan

--

Dan Luecking Department of Mathematical Sciences

University of Arkansas Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

luecking at uark dot edu

Hartmut, Dan

Thanks a lot.

[-6pt] does not change much, but [-10pt] does the job. However, it

would be nice if Dan's package could get the dots a bit closer to

eachother.

The mathdots package does not seem to be part of Gerben's

distribution, as I get an error message. And, if I am not mistaken, it

is not on CTAN.org.

Where can I find it?

Thanks a lot.

HC

Thanks a lot.

[-6pt] does not change much, but [-10pt] does the job. However, it

would be nice if Dan's package could get the dots a bit closer to

eachother.

The mathdots package does not seem to be part of Gerben's

distribution, as I get an error message. And, if I am not mistaken, it

is not on CTAN.org.

Where can I find it?

Thanks a lot.

HC

use

http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/alpha.html

instead.

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