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'''Latex''', or <math>\text{\LaTeX}</math>, (pronounced lah-TEK or lay-TEK) is a typesetting markup language that is useful to produce properly formatted mathematical and scientific expressions.
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'''Latex''', or <math>\text{\LaTeX}</math> (pronounced lah-TEK or lay-TEK), is a typesetting markup language that is useful to produce properly formatted mathematical and scientific expressions.
  
 
==Using LaTeX in the Community, the AoPSWiki, or the Classroom ==
 
==Using LaTeX in the Community, the AoPSWiki, or the Classroom ==
  
If you are just learning <math>\text{\LaTeX}</math> for use on the AoPS site, then go to the [[LaTeX:LaTeX on AoPS|LaTeX on AoPS]] page.  If you would like to produce full documents of your own, please follow the directions below.
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If you're starting and looking to learn more about what <math>\text{\LaTeX}</math> can do, see this [https://mathvault.ca/latex-guide/ non-technical introduction on <math>\text{\LaTeX}</math>]. If you are just learning <math>\text{\LaTeX}</math> for use on the AoPS site, then go to the [[LaTeX:LaTeX on AoPS|LaTeX on AoPS]] page or watch this [https://youtu.be/HfRsDKBrSaA Quick Start video].  If you would like to produce full documents of your own LaTeX, please follow the directions below.
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==Getting Started with Writing Documents in LaTeX==
  
==EAT LOTS OF FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
<ol><li>The first step is to install the software to use LaTeX on your computer. </li><ul>
 
<ol><li>The first step is to install the software to use LaTeX on your computer. </li><ul>
  
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For Mac, visit [http://www.howtotex.com/howto/installing-latex-on-mac-os-x/ this site] and follow the directions.
 
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For Linux, follow these instructions (in order):
 
    <ul>
 
    <li>Download and install [http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/install-tl-unx.tar.gz TeX Live] from the provided link. Or run "<code>apt-get install texlive</code>" in the terminal.</li>
 
    <li>Visit [http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/download.html#linux this link] to download and install Texmaker for your distribution.</li>
 
    </ul>
 
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For Google Docs, you can get AoPS syntax (math only) through these steps:
 
For Google Docs, you can get AoPS syntax (math only) through these steps:
 
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     <li>Click +free at the top of [https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/auto-latex-equations/iaainhiejkciadlhlodaajgbffkebdog?utm_source=aopsLaTeXwiki the Google Docs add-on store page for Auto-Latex Equations].</li>
 
     <li>Click +free at the top of [https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/auto-latex-equations/iaainhiejkciadlhlodaajgbffkebdog?utm_source=aopsLaTeXwiki the Google Docs add-on store page for Auto-Latex Equations].</li>
     <li>Follow the popup instructions. For a full tutorial, visit [https://sites.google.com/site/autolatexequations/tutorial the official website].</li>
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     <li>Follow the popup instructions. For a full tutorial, visit [https://sites.google.com/site/autolatexequations/tutorial the official website of the add-on].</li>
 
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</li>  All of these packages are FREE. They are not developed or distributed by Art of Problem Solving. (You will also need a PDF viewer such as the free [http://get.adobe.com/reader/ Adobe Reader]; however this program is already installed on most computers.)
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</li>  All of these packages are free. They are not developed or distributed by Art of Problem Solving.<br>
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(You will also need a PDF viewer such as the free [http://get.adobe.com/reader/ Adobe Reader]; however this program is already installed on most computers as well as in Google Chrome.)
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<li>View the [https://youtu.be/HfRsDKBrSaA AoPS LaTeX Quick Start Video].
 
<li>Work through the "Basics" pages:</li><ul>
 
<li>Work through the "Basics" pages:</li><ul>
 
<li>The [[LaTeX:Basics#First_LaTeX_Document|First Document]] page walks you through creating your first LaTeX document.</li>
 
<li>The [[LaTeX:Basics#First_LaTeX_Document|First Document]] page walks you through creating your first LaTeX document.</li>
<li>The [[LaTeX:Math|Math]] page shows you how to typset mathematics in LaTeX.</li>
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<li>The [[LaTeX:Math|Math]] page shows you how to typeset mathematics in LaTeX.</li>
 
<li>The [[LaTeX:Basics#Style|Style]] section shows you how to control the basic appearance of your document.</li></ul>
 
<li>The [[LaTeX:Basics#Style|Style]] section shows you how to control the basic appearance of your document.</li></ul>
<li>Learn how to [[LaTeX:Pictures|add images]] to your LaTeX documents.</li>
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<li>The [[LaTeX:Pictures|Pictures]] section shows you how to add images to your LaTeX documents.</li>
 
<li>Use our LaTeX quick-reference guides to learn more about:</li>
 
<li>Use our LaTeX quick-reference guides to learn more about:</li>
 
<ul><li>The [[LaTeX:Layout|layout]] of your document.</li>
 
<ul><li>The [[LaTeX:Layout|layout]] of your document.</li>
 
<li>The different [[LaTeX:Symbols|symbols]] available in LaTeX.</li>
 
<li>The different [[LaTeX:Symbols|symbols]] available in LaTeX.</li>
 
<li>Some of the [[LaTeX:Commands|commands]] in LaTeX, and how to define your own new commands.</li>
 
<li>Some of the [[LaTeX:Commands|commands]] in LaTeX, and how to define your own new commands.</li>
<li>Various external [[LaTeX:Packages|packages]] that can increase LaTeX's abilities, and how to create your own new packages.</li></ul>
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<li>Various external [[LaTeX:Packages|packages]] that can extend LaTeX's native capabilities, and how to create your own new packages.</li></ul>
 
<li>Use the [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Resources/texer.php TeXer] to experiment and practice writing mathematical formulas.</li>
 
<li>Use the [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Resources/texer.php TeXer] to experiment and practice writing mathematical formulas.</li>
 
<li>Use the [[LaTeX:Help |Help]] page and the [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Forum/index.php?f=123 LaTeX forum] for more help.</li></ol>
 
<li>Use the [[LaTeX:Help |Help]] page and the [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Forum/index.php?f=123 LaTeX forum] for more help.</li></ol>
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
*[[LaTeX:Downloads|Next: Downloads]]
 
*[[LaTeX:Downloads|Next: Downloads]]
*[[Asymptote/asy (Vector Graphics Language)]]
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*[[Asymptote (Vector Graphics Language)]]

Latest revision as of 17:45, 14 August 2022

LaTeX
About - Getting Started - Diagrams - Symbols - Downloads - Basics - Math - Examples - Pictures - Layout - Commands - Packages - Help

Latex, or $\text{\LaTeX}$ (pronounced lah-TEK or lay-TEK), is a typesetting markup language that is useful to produce properly formatted mathematical and scientific expressions.

Using LaTeX in the Community, the AoPSWiki, or the Classroom

If you're starting and looking to learn more about what $\text{\LaTeX}$ can do, see this non-technical introduction on $\text{\LaTeX}$. If you are just learning $\text{\LaTeX}$ for use on the AoPS site, then go to the LaTeX on AoPS page or watch this Quick Start video. If you would like to produce full documents of your own LaTeX, please follow the directions below.

Getting Started with Writing Documents in LaTeX

  1. The first step is to install the software to use LaTeX on your computer.
  2. All of these packages are free. They are not developed or distributed by Art of Problem Solving.

    (You will also need a PDF viewer such as the free Adobe Reader; however this program is already installed on most computers as well as in Google Chrome.)

  3. View the AoPS LaTeX Quick Start Video.
  4. Work through the "Basics" pages:
    • The First Document page walks you through creating your first LaTeX document.
    • The Math page shows you how to typeset mathematics in LaTeX.
    • The Style section shows you how to control the basic appearance of your document.
  5. The Pictures section shows you how to add images to your LaTeX documents.
  6. Use our LaTeX quick-reference guides to learn more about:
    • The layout of your document.
    • The different symbols available in LaTeX.
    • Some of the commands in LaTeX, and how to define your own new commands.
    • Various external packages that can extend LaTeX's native capabilities, and how to create your own new packages.
  7. Use the TeXer to experiment and practice writing mathematical formulas.
  8. Use the Help page and the LaTeX forum for more help.

See also

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