A couple more suggestions for mnewmat.
While I'm thinking about it, here are a couple more things from LaTeX's math stuff that might be useful to include in mnewmat: The \stackrel command is listed as "a disguise for plain TeX's \buildrel", much like \frac is a "disguise" for \over: \def\stackrel#1#2{\mathrel{\mathop{#2}\limits^{#1}}} There's also the \lefteqn command: \def\lefteqn#1{\rlap{$\displaystyle #1$}} The \lefteqn command is useful for doing partlyaligned equations, of the sort that get displayed as: long lefthandside = long righthandside part 1 + long righthandside part 2 + long righthandside part 3 Essentially, you'd write that in an eqalign (or something like it), as: \placeformula \startformula \eqalign{% \lefteqn{long lefthandside}\qquad & \cr &= long righthandside part 1 \cr &\quad {}+ long righthandside part 2 \cr &\quad {}+ long righthandside part 3 \cr } \stopformula As can be seen, \lefteqn lets the long lefthandside overlap the alignment point, without shifting it excessively to the right. It's not perfect  for one thing, if the lefthandside extends farther to the right than the righthandsides, the equation won't be centered  but it's a good start and works right most of the time. :)  Brooks
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Brooks Moses