Is it possible to show `print` output as LaTeX in jupyter notebook?


I was writing a very simple script to count ellipsoid area and volume and some other things. I was presenting my output printing it out like this:

print('Dims: {}x{}mnArea: {}m^2nVolume: {}m^3'.format(a, round(b,2), P, V))

What, of course, gave this output (with sample data):

Dims: 13.49x2.25m
Area: 302.99m^2
Volume: 90.92m^3

As I wrote earlier, I am using jupyter notebook, so I can use $ operators in markdown cells to create LaTeX formulas.

My question is, is it possible to generate output using Python code in a way that it will be understood as LaTeX formula and printed in such a way, that:


Thanks for all replies.

Asked By: Sqoshu



Use IPython.display‘s display function with a Math object:

from IPython.display import display, Math
display(Math(r'Dims: {}x{}m \ Area: {}m^2 \ Volume: {}m^3'.format(a, round(b,2), P, V)))

Note the use of Latex-style \ newlines, and the r'' string, which will take the backslashes as literal backslashes and not see them as escape characters.

Found the solution here.

Answered By: sebas

Here’s another solution that let’s you include text and math a little easier:
Use Markdown with r (so backslashed don’t become escape chars) and f string
for value insertion.

from IPython.display import display, Markdown

a = 13.49
b = 2.2544223
P = 302.99
V = 90.02

Dims: ${a}m times{b:5.2}m$

Area: ${P}m^2$

Volume: ${V}m^3$
Answered By: JMann

(don’t have enough reputation to comment on the discussion below JMann’s answer)

To escape LaTeX curly braces in format strings, you can double up the curly braces. e.g.

rf"NEP $Nu_{{photon}}$: {calc_nep(T):.3f} $frac{{W}}{{ sqrt{{Hz}} }}$."
Answered By: Paul Grimes