LATEX, written as
LaTeX in plain text, is a document preparation system written
by Leslie Lamport for the TeX typesetting program originally
development by Donald Knuth.
This entry is contributed by Tasha and Jayson
- Download Miktex
setup wizard (assuming hard drive space is not an issue). Use the
wizard to download the full package, and then run it again to install
the full package from a local directory. Download takes a long time
(~262MB), but can be interrupted and will resume where it stopped.
- Download and install GhostScript
. It is the file gs704w32.exe under Windows.
- Download one of the editors listed here
. Two popular editors under Windows are WinEdt and
EMACS . In WinEdt, you can either click the PDFLaTeX button on the
toolbar, or go to Accessories | PDF | PDFLaTeX. file.tex will be
converted to file.pdf and placed in the same directory. You can view
file.log if there were problems creating the pdf, or look at the
errors in the command window which is opened during conversion, and
typically not closed unless the conversion was successful.
MAC users can use
Linux users will most likely have LaTeX installed on their system by default.
tutorial for beginers can be found here
. The Typesetting Mathematical Formulae section has a very
thorough list of mathematical symbols and how to get them with
LaTeX. A good cheat sheet can be downloaded from here .
Download the files assignment.cls , hw.tex , bibfile.bib and epstopdf.exe in a directory. Compile hw.tex using instructions in hwcpy.pdf . hw.tex explains a few tricks in LaTeX and the formatting for the assignments.
Most recently updated on May 22, 2006 by Satya P. Mallick.