# MSP tilde in LaTeX

I spent a couple of minutes trying to figure out how to create a nice tilde (~) for writing the name of Max/MSP externals in LaTeX (e.g. dac~), so I figured I could post the solution in case anyone else wonders. First I tried using \tilde{} and \widetilde{}, but they didn’t look nice. However, this little thing does the trick:

$\sim$

I guess you need the math environment to get this working. I have the following in my preamble:

\usepackage{amsmath}

### alexarje

Alexander Refsum Jensenius is a music researcher and research musician living in Oslo, Norway.

## 6 thoughts on “MSP tilde in LaTeX”

1. Simon Brewer says:

Hi there
Thanks for this piece of advice – works like a gem. I was going a bit crazy trying to figure this out

2. Jared says:

Thanks, this works, but it looks a little funny with different fonts.

Thanks again.

Jared

3. VATIN says:

Great ! I couldn’t make it without a letter !
Thanks a lot.

4. David says:

Thanks mate — was looking for how to do this. Every time I added ~ or \tilde in math mode, it always added a tilde accent over the proceeding character. Works great – thanks for posting this so others can benefit.

5. Brian says:

6. Kjetil Matheussen says:

Thanks Alexander! I’ve had use for this post a few times now since it’s easier to go to this post than to dig up old documents.