TeX (generally)

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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:

More good starting points for TeX and LaTeX information are:

Some WikiBooks are also available for TeX:


Links to special topics on TeX include:

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