# Re: [sympy] How does sympy know there are two tokens in the string "xalpha"

To create a symbol with spaces you have to use the Symbol() constructor,
not symbols().

Aaron Meurer

On Sunday, September 18, 2016, 'Finn Krein' via sympy <

> Hello,
> I'm a beginner too. What would I use to get an \alpha x? I tried r'\alpha
> x' but Spaces already have a meaning in symbol declarations so I couldn't
> find a way to do it.
> Thank you
>
> Am Donnerstag, 12. März 2015 12:33:57 UTC+1 schrieb Chris Smith:
>>
>> Does r'x\alpha' work for you?
>>
>> On Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 10:33:32 PM UTC-5, asmwarrior wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi, I'm a beginner of sympy, I found that using the Tex to render the
>>> output of math expression is so wonderful.
>>> I see on doc page here: Extended LaTeXModule for SymPy — SymPy 0.7.2
>>> documentation - http://docs.sympy.org/0.7.2/mo
>>> dules/galgebra/latex_ex/latex_ex.html
>>> It shows some code which can show a x and alpha character, but the code
>>> don't works under my currently 0.7.5 version of sympy, here is what I get
>>> from Ipython
>>> xa = sympy.symbols('xalpha')
>>>
>>> xa
>>> Out[18]: (I attach the output as an image)
>>>
>>> But what I expect the is result from the page
>>> http://docs.sympy.org/0.7.2/modules/galgebra/latex_ex/latex_ex.html
>>>
>>> So, my question is: do I need to add a special delimiter to separate
>>> characters, thanks.
>>>
>>>
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