If this is your first experience with LaTeX, we recommend you start with
the following resources.
Getting Started with LaTeX, by the 15-299
This short introduction gives an overview of the basics: creating and processing
a LaTeX document, fundamentals of LaTeX syntax, and dealing with errors.
A 15-299 homework template (with
This is an example LaTeX document. You may want to use it as a starting template
for your written homework.
Latex, by MIT SIPB.
This excellent 30-page tutorial includes a reference showing the mathematical
symbols that LaTeX can generate. Some of the instructions in this document
are specific to MIT's computer system ("Athena").
The best way to learn LaTeX is by seeing how it's done. Take a look at these
documents (the source and the output side by side), and you should have enough
to get going:
The "official" LaTeX sample source (with
corresponding Postscript), by Leslie Lamport.
Taken straight from the LaTeX distribution.
Many of our handouts are written in LaTeX. You'll find that their LaTeX source
has been posted along with the Postscript. If you're having trouble duplicating
the mathematical symbols that we used in a homework assignment, try looking
at the source.
A Document Preparation System. Addison-Wesley, 1994.
The official LaTeX reference manual. It's on reserve at the E&S library
here. If you're serious about learning LaTeX, you might want to buy it.
A comprehensive reference manual to LaTeX commands and environments, indexed
by command name. Useful if you want to know the parameters to a particular
Texbook : A Complete Guide to Computer Typesetting With Tex. Addison
A reference manual for TeX, the typesetting system on which LaTeX is based.
LaTeX (and its companion programs xdvi and dvips) are installed
on all Andrew Unix workstations. If you want to run LaTeX on your PC or
Macintosh, these links may help you. (The course staff haven't tried any
of this software -- we don't know if it works or not.)
A web browser plugin that displays LaTeX and TeX files. For Netscape or Internet
Explorer on Windows 95/NT. (Thanks to Nathan Strom for this link)
TeX/LaTeX and the associated utilities (METAFONT, BibTeX, dvips, etc.) for
95/NT. (Thanks to Geoff Washburn)
Comprehensive TeX Archive Network
CTAN is a rich archive of software, styles, and help for TeX and LaTeX. Drill
down into its "systems" subdirectory and you'll find ports of TeX/LaTeX for
MS-DOS, Macintosh, OS/2, Win32 (which is Windows 95/NT), Amiga, ...
A page similar to this one at Syracuse University.
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