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How to convert the output of the following code

In[43]:= Func[x_]:=Select[Range[x],Total[IntegerDigits[#]^3]==#&];

which is

Out[44]= {1,153,370,371,407}

to the following form

enter image description here

such that I can copy it and paste to my LaTeX document without significant hassle.


I want the output of Mathematica to be consumable for LaTeX engine.

1^3 & 1\\
1^3+5^3+3^3 & 153\\
3^3+7^3+0^3 & 370\\
3^3+7^3+1^3 & 371\\
4^3+0^3+7^3 & 407\\
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Do you want to generate the first column or are you after the $LaTeX$ export part? – Yves Klett Dec 30 '13 at 17:04
@YvesKlett: The table contents must be generated by Mathematica so I can just copy and paste. – kiss my armpit Dec 30 '13 at 17:06
You are aware of TeXForm? E.g. Grid[{{a, b, c}, {x, y^2, z^3}}, Frame -> All] // TeXForm ... – Yves Klett Dec 30 '13 at 17:08
@YvesKlett: Please show me how can you decompose each element of the list into the sum of cubes and make sure it is not evaluated. – kiss my armpit Dec 30 '13 at 17:11
Please add that info to your question to help understand it better. – Yves Klett Dec 30 '13 at 17:14
up vote 5 down vote accepted

Modding the plus part from here, this could be a (somewhat awkward because you get more array than you asked for) start:

Func[x_] := Select[Range[x], Total[IntegerDigits[#]^3] == # &];
nums = Func[1000];

plus[args__] := Grid[{Riffle[{args}, "+"]}]

g = Grid[{plus @@ (IntegerDigits[#] /. x_Integer :> HoldForm[x^3]) & /@
      nums, nums} // Transpose]

Mathematica graphics


returns unnecessarily complicated output, which compiles just fine (and looks indeed much better than standard frontend output).

enter image description here

As for further styling, this is perhaps better done in your document - unless you have to do that many times over, in which case you could roll your own MyOwnTeXForm.

Side note: If everything else fails, you can install the Computer Modern fonts and use them with Style to do all the formatting in the frontend - and then export an image (not pretty, but it works).

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Strange thing that Row[{args}, "+"] produces errors during converting to TeX. Moreover, Dividers result in not good TeX output. But your code is ok and adding dividers in TeX is not a big deal I suppose. – Kuba Dec 30 '13 at 17:58
@Kuba yes, that was the reason to switch over to Grid. – Yves Klett Dec 30 '13 at 18:07

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