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Getting to grips with LaTeX - writing

Getting to grips with LaTeX - writing
Here are some tutorials I have written for getting up to speed with this excellent document processing system. Funnily enough I wouldn't consider myself an expert, per se, but I'm learning all the time. I recall finding it quite taxing when I started to learn LaTeX, which is why I have started these tutorials. However, I hope that my experience plays to your advantage because I cover sort of questions and problems I had when I first learning LaTeX which are probably typical for most beginners. Benefits LaTeX pre-dates modern graphical word processors, if not modern graphical operating systems! For a more detailed account, see my article regarding the numerous advantages. Tutorials

Related:  LaTexTutorialLatexLaTeX - classicthesis - Version 4.1 - A Classic Thesis Style for LaTeX and LyX My favorites ▼ | Sign in Project Home Downloads Wiki Issues Terms - Privacy - Project Hosting Help Powered by Google Project Hosting Getting Started with TeX, LaTeX, and Friends - TeX Users Group This page is for the benefit of new TeX system users. As such, it tries to be short and simple. (An even shorter getting-started document is available.) What's going on here? TeX is a typesetting language. Instead of visually formatting your text, you enter your manuscript text intertwined with TeX commands in a plain text file.

R to Latex packages: Coverage There are now quite a few R packages to turn cross-tables and fitted models into nicely formatted latex. In a previous post I showed how to use one of them to display regression tables on the fly. In this post I summarise what types of R object each of the major packages can deal with. Unsurprisingly, there’s quite some variation… proTeXt - a TeX distribution for Windows proTeXt aims to be an easy-to-install TeX distribution for Windows, based on MiKTeX. After downloading, a wizard (available in several languages) guides the installation. Download and install You can download the self-extracting protext.exe file from CTAN; it is well over 1GB. That link will automatically choose a nearby CTAN mirror. If problems with the download, please manually choose a mirror from the list.

LyX / ReasonsToUseLyxInsteadOfLatex << | Page list | >> This page lists reasons for using LyX instead of LaTeX. The page was started after this mail was sent to the user's list. The person later wrote: I started writing my thesis with LyX, and I'm getting addicted :) so far so good! As someone stated it's much easier (at least for me) to concentrate on the contents with LyX, and I can do everything I used to do with my text editor. Useful SVGO[ptimization] Tools One of the steps you need to do when working with SVG is optimizing the SVG code after exporting it from the editor and before embedding in on your web page. For that, several standalone optimization tools exits. The two tools I usually mention in my articles and talks are Peter Collingridge's online editor, and SVGO.

One Pager Performance Report with knitr, R, and a Different Font \documentclass[nohyper,justified]{tufte-handout} %\documentclass{article} %\usepackage[absolute,showboxes]{textpos} \usepackage{fontspec} Controlling figure and table placement in LaTeX It can be frus­trat­ing try­ing to get your fig­ures and tables to appear where you want them in a LaTeX doc­u­ment. Some­times, they just seem to float off onto another page of their own accord. Here is a col­lec­tion of tools and ideas that help you get con­trol of those pesky floats. Use the place­ment options: h, t, b and p. For example causes LaTeX to try to fit the float “here”, or at the “top” of the cur­rent page (or the next page), or at the “bot­tom” of the cur­rent page (or the next page).

minted - Highlighted source code for LaTeX minted development has moved to GitHub ( minted is a package that facilitates expressive syntax highlighting in LaTeX using the powerful Pygments library. The package also provides options to customize the highlighted source code output using fancyvrb.