[Tex/LaTex] align vs equation


I always use align in my documents, and avoid equation. Is there anything wrong with that? My reasoning behind this: align > equation, so why not use it?

Best Answer

While not exactly a bad idea in principle, unfortunately it is a bad idea in practise because align doesn't have the same feature as equation whereby less vertical space is added if a small equation is displayed after a paragraph that ended early on the line. For example, consider



You should easily be able to see the extra space after the second ‘hello’.

Related Question