LaTeX Intro Tuesday May 6, 2014
What is LaTeX? • Turns regular plain text into nice looking documents • Useful for well-formatted equations • Down with Microsoft Word Equation Editor!
Installation • Install LaTeX for your OS: • http://www.howtotex.com/howto/ • (Recommended, unless you like the command line A LOT) • I use TexMaker, it’s pretty chill • http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/download.html
Equations in LaTeX • “Math” mode: Dollar signs • Enter variables with “\lambda” etc.
Using LaTeX • Improve with practice • Resources: • See the LaTeX emerge as you write: • http://webdemo.myscript.com/home.html#equation • Identify single symbols: http://detexify.kirelabs.org/classify.html
Using LaTeX • Art of Problem Solving has lots of resources: • http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Wiki/index.php/LaTeX:LaTeX_on_AoPS • http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Wiki/index.php/LaTeX:Symbols • http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Wiki/index.php/LaTeX:Commands
Other Capabilities • Bibliography for easy citing • Sharelatex.org and other sites allow collaboration in the cloud