...Latex is a free typesetting system that allows you to focus
on content without bothering about the layout: the software takes care of the actual
typesetting, structuring and page formatting, producing documents of astonishing elegance...
... There are several reasons why one should prefer Latex to a WYSIWYG word processor
like Microsoft Word: portability, lightness, security are just a few of them (not to
mention that Latex is free). There is still a further reason that definitely convinced
me to abandon MS Word when I wrote my dissertation: you will never be able to produce
professionally typeset and well-structured documents using most WYSIWYG word processors...
Asymptote is a vector
graphics language that provides a mathematical framework for technical drawing.
Labels and equations are typeset with LaTeX, for overall document consistency,
yielding the same high-quality level of typesetting that LaTeX provides for scientific text.