Hello I have a For loop which outputs an expression and I want to convert everything to $\LaTeX$ at once (not line by line). This is my code:

K[Q_, n_Integer] := 
 Module[{z, x}, 
      Product[ComposeSeries[Series[Q[z], {z, 0, n}], 
        Series[x[i] z, {z, 0, n}]], {i, 1, n}], n], 
     Table[x[i], {i, 1, n}], Table[Subscript[c, i], {i, 1, n}]][[1]] //

  poly = K[Sqrt[#]/Tanh[Sqrt[#]] &, 4] /. c -> p;
  primeFactorForm[n_] := 
  If[Length@# == 1, First@#, CenterDot @@ #] &[
  Superscript @@@ FactorInteger[n]];

  For[i = 0, i < 5, i++, 
  poly = K[Sqrt[#]/Tanh[Sqrt[#]] &, i] /. c -> p;  
  Print[Subscript[L, i], " = ", 
  Plus @@ List @@ Distribute[poly] /. 
  Times[Rational[n_, d_], e__] :> 
  primeFactorForm[n]/ primeFactorForm[d]*e]] 

I am not sure how to convert all the 10 lines to $\LaTeX$. I tried some basic functions (TeXForm for example) but I get \text{Null}. Can someone help me with this? Thank you!

  • $\begingroup$ For a start, use Table instead of For and Print... $\endgroup$ Mar 4, 2018 at 18:53
  • $\begingroup$ @HenrikSchumacher getting the same result with Table $\endgroup$
    – Silviu
    Mar 4, 2018 at 19:00
  • $\begingroup$ You get \text{Null} from TexForm because you are still using For along with Print instead of Table. Print and For are not meant for returning results; Table is. $\endgroup$ Mar 7, 2018 at 17:05

1 Answer 1


In order to produce a string, that can be copied, e.g., to a $\LaTeX$ document, you may use the following. It is important to prevent Set (also known as =) from evaluation; turning it into a string "=" by hand is subobtimal since TeXForm will wrap it with \text{=}. That is why I use Inactive on the InputForm of =.

string = StringJoin["\\begin{gather}",
    poly = K[Sqrt[#]/Tanh[Sqrt[#]] &, i] /. c -> p;


     Inactive[Set][Subscript[L, i], 
      Plus @@ List @@ Distribute[poly] /. 
       Times[Rational[n_, d_], e__] :> primeFactorForm[n]/primeFactorForm[d]*e
    {i, 0, 4}] ,

$$\begin{gather}L_0=1\\L_1=p_1+\frac{1}{3}\\L_2=\frac{p_1^2 -1^1}{3^2\cdot 5^1}+\frac{p_2 7^1}{3^2\cdot 5^1}\\L_3=\frac{p_1^3 2^1}{3^3\cdot 5^1\cdot 7^1}+\frac{p_2 p_1 -1^1\cdot 13^1}{3^3\cdot 5^1\cdot 7^1}+\frac{p_3 2^1\cdot 31^1}{3^3\cdot 5^1\cdot 7^1}\\L_4=\frac{p_1^4 -1^1}{3^3\cdot 5^2\cdot 7^1}+\frac{p_2 p_1^2 2^1\cdot 11^1}{3^4\cdot 5^2\cdot 7^1}+\frac{p_3 p_1 -1^1\cdot 71^1}{3^4\cdot 5^2\cdot 7^1}+\frac{p_2^2 -1^1\cdot 19^1}{3^4\cdot 5^2\cdot 7^1}+\frac{p_4 127^1}{3^3\cdot 5^2\cdot 7^1} \end{gather}$$

Note that special characters such as "\", """, and newline have to be replaced by appropriate escape sequences "\\", "\"", and \n. Copying this with ctrl+c will most likely lead to errors. However, executing CopyToClipboard[string] (and then pasting ctrl+v into any other editor) will work.

  • $\begingroup$ @Thank you for this. However when I try to copy it in a file text it doesn't work the way I want... $\endgroup$
    – Silviu
    Mar 6, 2018 at 11:02
  • $\begingroup$ Silviu -- you need to specify how you want it to work. What part fails? $\endgroup$
    – bill s
    Mar 7, 2018 at 3:47
  • $\begingroup$ @Silviu I have edited the post. Have a look. $\endgroup$ Mar 7, 2018 at 6:56
  • $\begingroup$ @HenrikSchumacher Thank you for this, but it still doesn't work. I also edited my post adding the whole code that I want to convert into latex. $\endgroup$
    – Silviu
    Mar 7, 2018 at 16:57
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you so so much for this! $\endgroup$
    – Silviu
    Mar 7, 2018 at 18:20

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