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Chapter 8. Higher Mathematics > 8.3. Matrix-like environments

8.3. Matrix-like environments

The amsmath package offers a number of matrix-like environments, all of which are similar to array in syntax and layout. Thinking of complex mathematical layouts in this way is a useful exercise, as quite a wide variety of two-dimensional mathematical structures and table-like layouts can be so described.

Old commands disabled

Three of these environments replace old commands that are kept well hidden in standard LaTeX; cases (discussed in the next section) and matrix and pmatrix (discussed in the section after that). Because these old command forms use a totally different notation, they are not truly part of LaTeX and they cannot be mixed with the environment forms described here. Indeed, amsmath will produce an explanatory error message if one of the old commands is used (see page 907). If, contrariwise, you make the mistake of using the amsmath environment forms without loading that package, then you will most probably get this error message: “Misplaced alignment tab character &”.


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