The Not So Short Introduction to LATEX 2e

An 145 pages of introduction to LATEX 2e, sufficient for most applications of LATEX. Covers the basic structures of LATEX 2e document, typesetting, formulae, graphics, and generation of index and bibliography.

**Tag(s):**
Digital Libraries

**Publication date**: 01 Apr 2004

**ISBN-10**:
n/a

**ISBN-13**:
n/a

**Paperback**:
145 pages

**Views**: 14,093

The Not So Short Introduction to LATEX 2e

An 145 pages of introduction to LATEX 2e, sufficient for most applications of LATEX. Covers the basic structures of LATEX 2e document, typesetting, formulae, graphics, and generation of index and bibliography.

Terms and Conditions:

Book Excerpts:

LATEX is a typesetting system that is very suitable for producing scientific and mathematical documents of high typographical quality. It is also suitable for producing all sorts of other documents, from simple letters to complete books. LATEX uses TEX as its formatting engine.

This short introduction describes LATEX 2e and should be sufficient for most applications of LATEX. It is split into 6 chapters:

- Chapter 1 introduces the basic structure of LATEX 2e documents.

- Chapter 2 goes into the details of typesetting documents.

- Chapter 3 explains how to typeset formulae with LATEX.

- Chapter 4 explains indexes, bibliography generation and inclusion of EPS graphics.

- Chapter 5 shows how to use LATEX for creating graphics.

- Chapter 6 contains some potentially dangerous information about how to alter the standard document layout produced by LATEX.

This book chapters should be read in order -- the book is not that big, after all. Readers are encouraged to read the examples, because a lot of the information is in the examples placed throughout the book.

LATEX is available for most computers, from the PC and Mac to large UNIX and VMS systems. On many university computer clusters one will find that a LATEX installation is available, ready to use. Each LATEX installation should provide a so-called LATEX Local Guide, which explains the things that are special to the local system. It should be contained in a file called local.tex.

The scope of this document is not to tell readers how to install and set up a LATEX system, but to teach them how to write their own documents so that they can be processed by LATEX.

Tobias Oetiker wrote:This document is free; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Book Excerpts:

LATEX is a typesetting system that is very suitable for producing scientific and mathematical documents of high typographical quality. It is also suitable for producing all sorts of other documents, from simple letters to complete books. LATEX uses TEX as its formatting engine.

This short introduction describes LATEX 2e and should be sufficient for most applications of LATEX. It is split into 6 chapters:

- Chapter 1 introduces the basic structure of LATEX 2e documents.

- Chapter 2 goes into the details of typesetting documents.

- Chapter 3 explains how to typeset formulae with LATEX.

- Chapter 4 explains indexes, bibliography generation and inclusion of EPS graphics.

- Chapter 5 shows how to use LATEX for creating graphics.

- Chapter 6 contains some potentially dangerous information about how to alter the standard document layout produced by LATEX.

This book chapters should be read in order -- the book is not that big, after all. Readers are encouraged to read the examples, because a lot of the information is in the examples placed throughout the book.

LATEX is available for most computers, from the PC and Mac to large UNIX and VMS systems. On many university computer clusters one will find that a LATEX installation is available, ready to use. Each LATEX installation should provide a so-called LATEX Local Guide, which explains the things that are special to the local system. It should be contained in a file called local.tex.

The scope of this document is not to tell readers how to install and set up a LATEX system, but to teach them how to write their own documents so that they can be processed by LATEX.

Tweet

About The Author(s)

No information is available for this author.

Book Categories

Computer Science
38
Introduction to Computer Science
41
Algorithms and Data Structures
18
Object Oriented Programming
21
Theory of Computation
18
Formal Methods
17
Functional Programming
10
Logic Programming
23
Artificial Intelligence
21
Computer Vision
9
Big Data
3
Neural Networks
18
Compiler Design and Construction
16
Computer Organization and Architecture
8
Parallel Computing
3
Concurrent Programming
22
Operating Systems
20
Data Communication and Networks
25
Information Security
6
Information Theory
23
Digital Libraries
14
Information Systems
61
Software Engineering
17
Game Development and Multimedia
9
Data Mining
20
Machine Learning

Mathematics
65
Mathematics
9
Algebra
5
Calculus
5
Category Theory
23
Linear Algebra
15
Computer Aided Mathematics
3
Proofs
10
Discrete Mathematics
6
Numerical Methods
2
Number Theory
7
Graph Theory
13
Operations Research
1
Complex Analysis
26
Statistics
4
Probability

Supporting Fields
Operating System
Programming/Scripting
6
Ada
12
Assembly
32
C / C++
8
Common Lisp
2
Forth
33
Java
8
JavaScript
1
Lua
14
Microsoft .NET
11
Perl
5
PHP
52
Python
1
Rebol
9
Ruby
1
Scheme
3
Tcl/Tk

Miscellaneous