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Where to find LaTeX?

  1. Jul 22, 2009 #1
    I've been typing up all my papers/homework in Maple 12 but numerous professors have suggested I get LaTeX or Tek (is what I think he said, may have been "tex"-he has a thick german accent). Anyway, I googled a bit and found various links to various programs and codes and everything but I can't decide what I would need and what I would not need. A quick reference manual would also be great.

    Also, if this is posted in the wrong section, I apologize and will move it if directed but "General Math" was the only place where I thought I could get a good answer.

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  3. Jul 22, 2009 #2


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    Are you using Windows? In that case, my post in this thread may help you get started.
  4. Jul 22, 2009 #3
    http://www.tug.org/mactex/" [Broken]

    http://www.tug.org/protext/" [Broken]

    Both of these have everything packaged together, and are relatively easy to setup.
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  5. Jul 22, 2009 #4
    LaTeX is pronounced latek. The "X" is actually a greak chi. Personally I use TeXmaker on windows.
  6. Jul 23, 2009 #5
    Thanks for the replies, all. I'll look into each.
  7. Jul 23, 2009 #6
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