[R] [OT] getting a ~ character in LaTeX

s-luppescu@uchicago.edu s-luppescu at uchicago.edu
Tue Jan 16 22:24:37 CET 2001

On 16-Jan-2001 Douglas Bates wrote:
> I am writing course notes in LaTeX.  In the part where I am describing
> model-fitting functions in R I want to use a ~ character inline.  If I
> am displaying an example of R code in its own environment I use the
> alltt environment, which protects the ~ character.  I have forgotten
> how to protect the ~ when I am writing something like
>   The operator `~' is used to define a model formula in \R.
>   The left hand side is evaluated as the response.  The right hand
>   side can consist of several \Emph{terms} with special meanings

How about \sim? That's what I use when I need a ~ meaning ``is distributed
as.'' You may need \usepackage{amsmath} with this, but I'm not sure.
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