# TeX (generally)

# TeX (generally)

We use the TeX Live distribution of TeX and related files. The particulars of which version and where it is located depend on the machine in use.

**On login.math and beyonce.math:**
The version currently in use is the 2013 version, with some later changes (hence it
identifies itself as "2014-dev"). This was implemented in the first week of March, 2014.
You can browse local documentation on TeX Live and its packages by going to **/local/depot/texlive-2013**.

**On keira.math and office machines running local copies of Ubuntu Linux:**
These machines run the 2009 version. You can browse local documentation by going to the directory **/usr/local/texmf-texlive**.

Files of particular interest to beginners include:

- The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX2e—an introduction to the LaTeX language
- LaTeX tips
- Table of Mathematical Symbols

More good starting points for TeX and LaTeX information are:

- TeX Users Group Home Page The best online information about TeX. It indexes useful information if you don't know what TeX is, if you want to learn TeX and/or LaTeX, or if you've been using them for years. In particular, see their web page on help and documentation. They also run one of the main sites of the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network.
- TeX Live Home Page.
- LaTeX home page.
- Donald E. Knuth's home page.
- Free math fonts for TeX and LaTeX

Some WikiBooks are also available for TeX:

## Links

Links to special topics on TeX include:

- Writing your thesis in TeX: the
**ucbthesis**document class - Writing letters in TeX: the
**ucbletter**document class - Using TeX to create
*pdf*files - Spell-checking TeX files
- Installing local macro packages (e.g.,
**ucbthesis**or**ucbletter**) on your machine at home - Adding Fonts to TeX and Adding Macro Packages to TeX (on the math department network)
- Adding Fonts to XeTeX
- Converting From LaTeX 2.09 to LaTeX 2e

## Some Samples

Some TeX samples are available:

latex | Writing a thesis in LaTeX (same as the above link) | ||

latex | Writing a letter or memo in LaTeX | ||

tex and amstex | latex | A sample MetaPost document, with a label | |

tex and amstex | latex | A sample embedded MetaPost figure | |

tex | amstex | latex | Using Ralph Smith's Formal Script (rsfs) fonts for nicer script characters |

amstex | latex | Using Cyrillic text | |

amstex | latex | Using Cyrillic symbols | |

latex | Using Romanian characters | ||

amstex | latex | Bold Greek letters |