Sunday, December 9, 2012

Episode 22: LaTeX


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Tool of the Show
Book of the Show
LaTeX

History
  • TeX
    • Created by Donald Knuth
    • Based on 19th century typesetting machines
  • LaTeX
    • Created by Leslie Lamport
    • TeX with many macros

      Features
      • bibtex: bibliography management
        • Most citations have a .bib file for easy import
      • Decouple the content (the source) from the style
        • Turn your paper into a book, book into a webpage, etc.
      • Automatic generation of references, table of contents, bibliography
      • Export to many formats
        • dvi (default)
        • latex2html
        • pdf (using pdflatex)
        • ps
      • Not WYSIWYG, WYSIWYM

            Tools

            Uses
            • Academic writing
              • Conferences, journals
            • Writing Textbooks
            • Resumes, curricula vitae