I try to run:

wolframscript -code "TeXForm[""2+2""]"

But I end up with:


I am using Windows.

From my research, I understand that Mathematica can't display this properly on the command line. I also understand that I need to do something tricky, but I have no idea how Linux, or "xvfb-run" works.

Can someone please provide step-by-step instructions on how to solve this issue for us poor Windows users?

  • $\begingroup$ It is spelled TeXForm but one set of quotes is enough. $\endgroup$
    – Bill Watts
    Commented Jan 30, 2019 at 7:53

2 Answers 2


try this?

 wolframscript -code HoldForm[1+1] -format TeXForm

 wolframscript -code Range@10 -format TeXForm

 wolframscript -c ConstantArray[0,{10,10}] -format TeXForm

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if on Windows, the Command Line cmd should be run as Administrator to have wolframscript executed. get more info on how to use wolframscript under Windows by this way.

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TeXForm seems to work on the FrontEnd level so we cannot use it in the command line. Instead, codes below:

wolframscript.exe -code "Covert``TeX``ExpressionToTeX @
Inactive[Integrate][Sin[x], {x, 0, 1}]

does work.

Cause ` is an escape character of PowerShell, I wrote `` to get a single backquote. In other (most) shell-langs, Covert`TeX`ExpressionToTeX is just enough.



in Mathematica to get more symbols about *-TeX Convert.


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