[TAG] Latex Editors
Kapil Hari Paranjape
kapil at imsc.res.in
Thu Jul 12 15:31:26 MSD 2007
By mistake I didn't forward this to TAG:
On Thu, 12 Jul 2007, Amit Kumar Saha wrote:
> Suggest me a good, complete LATEX system - editors, typesetting system
> - preferably for Ubuntu (if thats important).
A reasonably complete system would involve something like:
apt-get install texlive-latex-recommended texlive-doc-en \
This will get you enough tools to start creating mathematical
documents using emacs with "preview" of the formulae that you type.
You can use latex-beamer to create talks/presentations. This also
pulls in "pgf" which you can use to add graphics/pictures/plots
to your text. Both "latex-beamer" and "pgf" come with excellent
documentation as well. I normally use "pdflatex" rather than "latex"
for all my documents since it is much easier to distribute/print
PDF files (pdftex is part of texlive).
Some people prefer "lyx" to "preview-latex" but I find it difficult
to use since its "internal" format is not LaTeX. Converting from its
internal format to LaTeX and back is not idempotent which is a source
of additional headaches when you have other people editing your
document. (It is at least two years since I last tried LyX).
If you want to convert to HTML or other hypertext formats you
apt-get install tex4ht hevea hevea-doc
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