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Studying Where to Learn LaTeX for Mathematics?

  1. Jul 2, 2016 #1
    Hello! I am trying to write my notes in mathematics to permanently store my knowledge, and I am trying to learn LaTeX but it is quite difficult for me....Could you recommend me some sources and books to learn LaTeX for mathematics?
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  3. Jul 2, 2016 #2


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    There are certain TeX editors which have interfaces that make it easier to get the hang of. I like TeXmaker or TeXstudio. They basically have menus where you can find what you are looking for (for example an integral sin which will give you \int and a partial derivative symbol for \partial. Eventually you will just memorize it. Also, I have been able to answer most of my questions from Wikipedia or TeX stack-exchange
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    I would go right to the source for my materials https://latex-project.org/guides/books.html#latex-english

    I would also listen to radium, as a WYSIWYG interpreter will greatly assist you in learning the syntax. I like Lyx myself, but it's a matter of style.
  5. Jul 2, 2016 #4


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    In writing up notes, content is more important than layout.

    In my opinion, (assuming you already have a setup [editor/interface , latex compiler, etc...] that you like)
    it's best to start with a simple example and modify it from there.

    If you see a layout on the web that you like, try to obtain its source .tex file.

    https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Mathematics might be a good place to start.
    No need to get overwhelmed with too many details from a book.
    As needed, you can search the web [e.g. stackexchange, as suggested by @radium ] to do something fancier.

    It might help if you can be more specific about what you find "quite difficult".
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    I basically started using the Wikibook linked by @robphy and have just slowly learned new tricks as I've used the software.
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