LaTeX information for CS70
- A LaTeX tutorial
- The slides I used in my tutorial on Latex on Monday, Jan 28th.
- Getting to grips with latex
- Several good introductory tutorials.
See especially tutorials #1, #9, #10, as well as #2, #7.
- The Not Short Introduction to LaTeX2e
- A fairly exhaustive introduction/reference on Latex.
- Reference: Latex symbols
- A list of symbols that are supported in Latex and how to generate them.
- The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List
- A ridiculously comprehensive list of symbols that are supported
Where to get LaTeX software
Latex is installed on all Instructional and lab machines.
Latex comes installed by default on most Unix machines.
If you want to use Latex on a personal Windows machine, here are
some free programs that we're told let you use Latex on Windows.
You will need both a front-end or editor (e.g., WinShell, TexShell,
TexnicCenter, Emacs, Vim, or Notepad) and a LaTeX implementation (e.g., MikTeX).
You will also need a PDF viewer (e.g., Acrobat Reader) to view the
PDF files produced by LaTeX.
A LaTeX implementation for Windows. Doesn't include any kind of
front-end or editor for Latex files.
I'm told you should use the basic installer (not
the net installer).
An emacs implementation for Windows.
A vi implementation for Windows.
A front-end for editing Latex files on Windows.
Another front-end for editing Latex files on Windows.
Reportedly simpler, less powerful than WinShell.
Yet another front-end for editing Latex files on Windows.
Another graphical front-end for editing Latex files.
Some free programs for installing Latex on the Mac:
- MacTeX: A Latex implementation
for the Mac. (Apparently, i-Installer
can be used to help install it.)
- TeXShop: A
graphical front-end for editing Latex files on the Mac.
Warning: We have no personal experience with this software; we make no
promises about whether this will work for you; and if something doesn't
work, we will be unable to help you. If it breaks, you get to keep
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