[NTG-context] equivalent to \newcommand{...}{\ensuremath{...}}
Wolfgang Schuster
schuster.wolfgang at gmail.com
Tue Dec 9 09:42:03 CET 2014
> Am 08.12.2014 um 17:41 schrieb j. van den hoff <veedeehjay at googlemail.com>:
>
> hi list,
>
> new to `context' and my first question to the list: how can I achieve the following (`latex') behaviour:
>
> \newcommand{\km}{\ensuremath{K_m}}
> We can now use \km\ in the body text as well as in this
> \begin{equation}
> \km = 1
> \end{equation}
> display equation.
>
> in `context'? I've tried something like
>
> \def\km{\math{K_m}}
> We can now use \km\ in the body text but get sytnax errors when
> putting it in this
> \startformula
> \km = 1
> \stopformula
> formula.
>
> but this fails for obvious reasons (as would using `$$' instead of `ensuremath' in the `latex' case).
>
> so what I need is a way of defining (potentially complex) math-expressions via some shortcuts/definitions/macros/abbreviations (whatever) which I can then use
> in the formula environment (or whatever it's called in `context'...) as well as in the body text.
>
> any help appreciated,
In ConTeXt you have to write
\define\km{\mathematics{K_m}}
but there is not much to gain from this because you can enter math mode in the text with \m{…}.
Wolfgang
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