Latex - Dynamically sized parenthesis

Hey !

What I’m trying to do

I’m trying to use parenthesis in Latex that automatically size up or down depending on what I put inside them, instead of having to use \bigg or commands like that, which feel very stupid to use in a language as smart as Latex. It sounds like a very basic thing but I haven’t found any way to do that in Obsidian.

Things I have tried

I have tried using \left( and \right) which should just do that automatically (from what I gathered). Please keep in mind that I literally started using Latex and Obsidian yesterday, but I’m pretty sure it should work, right ? Do I need to be in a certain environment ?

If not, I’m very confused about why and how I can know which Latex features are supported and which aren’t… Is there any documentation about the Latex implementation ?

Thanks ! :slight_smile:

There’s a much simpler alternative language to Latex named Asciimath, and I use it with the plugin Obsidian Asciimath, which automatically sizes parentheses based on what is within them:

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\left( and \right( works good.

Example

$$
\left( \frac{\frac{1}{2}}{\left( 3 \right)} \right)
$$

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