LaTeX is a typsetting system commonly used by the physics community for scientific papers, formal letters, or other uses where a regular word processor just doesn't cut it.|
- To Install LaTeX on Ubuntu Linux
In a command line, type sudo apt-get install texlive
For a graphical LaTeX program instead, type sudo apt-get install kile
To Install LaTeX on Another Linux Distribution/FreeBSD/BSD
Search your distribution's package manager (ports) for texlive or kile and install it, or else Google the packages and install from binary/source.
To Install LaTeX on Windows
Follow these directions for installation and use.
To Install LaTeX on a Mac
Download and install MacTeX. Warning: download exceeds 1GB
Always start by playing around with the syntax yourself.
- To get started, make a file called hello_storrs.tex and open it with a basic text editor (not Word or Open Office).
- Enter the following three lines in the file:
- Now enter Hello Storrs in between lines 2 and 3.
- If you installed texlive, type pdflatex hellow_storrs.tex in the command line, and then open hello_storrs.pdf. If you are running Kile, MacTeX, or another graphical based program, follow the directions for compiling the code and opening the pdf.
- Remember to wrap your math text in two money signs. For example:
- Some links:
Getting Started with LaTeX
Getting to Grips with LaTeX