# Long curly brackets in Latex?

• Mar 19th 2011, 05:54 AM
posix_memalign
Long curly brackets in Latex?
I'd like to be able to write long curly brackets around a set of comma separated vectors that form a basis, in LaTeX.

I know how to create a vector in LaTeX, as such:

{ $\begin{bmatrix} 1\\ 1 \end{bmatrix},\begin{bmatrix} 1\\ 1 \end{bmatrix}$}

But how can I make the curly brackets larger, such that they will look more proper?
• Mar 19th 2011, 06:19 AM
Opalg
Quote:

Originally Posted by posix_memalign
I'd like to be able to write long curly brackets around a set of comma separated vectors that form a basis, in LaTeX.

I know how to create a vector in LaTeX, as such:

{ $\begin{bmatrix} 1\\ 1 \end{bmatrix},\begin{bmatrix} 1\\ 1 \end{bmatrix}$}

But how can I make the curly brackets larger, such that they will look more proper?

$$\left\{ \begin{bmatrix} 1\\ 1 \end{bmatrix},\begin{bmatrix} 1\\ 1 \end{bmatrix}\right\}$$

\{ and \} are the LaTeX codes for curly brackets, and the \left and \right commands will make them the right size.

$\left\{ \begin{bmatrix} 1\\ 1 \end{bmatrix},\begin{bmatrix} 1\\ 1 \end{bmatrix}\right\}$