# [NTG-context] math in ConTeXt

Tobias Burnus ntg-context@ntg.nl
Fri Jun 25 10:02:57 CEST 2004

Hello,

jimarin@bayesinf.com wrote:

>is ConTeXt prepared for math?
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With regard to mathematics ConTeXt can do all things which plain TeX can.

>I mean...can I do...
>$\sum_{i=1}^{n}{x_{i}}$
>as I used to in LaTeX?
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Yes. For displaymath you can use plain TeX's $$\sum$$ or better
\placeformula
\startformula
\stopfromula
(LaTeX's $...$ doesn't work.)

>I don't make the \Sigma to be under and over characterised by i=1 and n.
>
In inline math you need \limits\sum if you want to have the i=1 below
and the n above the sum sign. If I'm not mistaken, LaTeX does the same.

Regards,

Tobias