# [Ipe-discuss] How to typeset pmatrix Latex code in ipe text window?

Nasser M. Abbasi nma at 12000.org
Mon Apr 18 23:43:05 CEST 2016

When I enter

$\begin{pmatrix} 1 & 2\\ 3 & 4 \end{pmatrix}$

into ipe text object, inside the small window that pops with saying to
enter Latex code, it gives a compile error.
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Misplaced alignment tab character &.
l.51 1 &
2\\
I can't figure out why you would want to use a tab mark
here.
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Does IPE support pmatrix env. ? Do I need to add something in my
configuration? HOw to tell it to use \usepackage{amsmath}? If so,
I do not know how to.

IPE 7.2.2. on windows 7

thanks
--Nasser