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 +====== LaTeX Resource Page ======
 +
 +LaTeX is //the// tool for scientific writing. If you want to learn more about (dis)advantages of
 +LaTeX, read [[http://​ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/​~cottrell/​wp.html|Word Processors:
 +Stupid and Inefficient]] by Allin Cottrell. Also look at
 +[[http://​nitens.org/​taraborelli/​latex|The beauty of LaTeX]] by Dario
 +Taraborelli.
 +
 +
 +
 +===== Documentation =====
 +
 +  * {{computing:​software:​latex4wp.pdf|LaTeX for Word Processor Users}}.
 +  * {{computing:​software:​simple_intro_latex.pdf|A Simplified Introduction to LaTeX}}.
 +  * {{computing:​software:​lshort.pdf|The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX}}.
 +  * Wikibooks has a nice, featured book on [[http://​en.wikibooks.org/​wiki/​LaTeX|LaTeX]]. A local copy is available {{computing:​software:​wikibook-latex.pdf|here}}.
 +  * {{computing:​software:​epslatex.pdf|Learn how to use EPS figures in your LaTeX documents}}.
 +  * {{computing:​software:​texcook.pdf|Cook Book}}.
 +
 +
 +===== Downloadable LaTeX Distributions =====
 +
 +Although there are a number of LaTeX distributions available for the various platforms, the follow LaTeX distributions are considered dominant. ​
 +
 +==== Windows Platforms ====
 +
 +  * MiKTeX: [[http://​www.miktex.org/​|Author'​s site]], [[http://​ftp.ee.up.ac.za/​pub/​windows/​latex/​miktex.exe|Local copy]]
 +
 +==== Mac Platforms ====
 +
 +  * MacTex (TexLive for Mac): [[http://​www.tug.org/​mactex/​|Author'​s site]], [[http://​ftp.ee.up.ac.za/​pub/​mac/​latex/​mactex.mpkg.zip|Local copy]]
 +
 +==== UNIX/Linux Platforms ====
 +
 +  * All complete Linux distributions include LaTeX, typically the "​**texlive**"​ version. Use the package manager of your distribution to search for "​latex"​ and install the packages.
 +
 +===== Editors =====
 +
 +There are a large number of editors available that perform syntax highlighting or
 +that are tailored specifically for LaTeX. Do a Google search or examine the selected
 +ones on the [[http://​ftp.ee.up.ac.za/​pub/​windows/​latex/​|local FTP site]].
 +
 +===== Postscript =====
 +
 +Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions available for Windows, please select the one appropriate for your platform.
 +
 +  * [[http://​ftp.ee.up.ac.za/​pub/​windows/​postscript/​ghostscript/​|Ghostscript]]
 +  * [[http://​ftp.ee.up.ac.za/​pub/​windows/​postscript/​gsview/​|Ghostview]]
 +
 +===== Additional Styles =====
 +
 +  * Styles for Postgraduate Research Proposals / Dissertations are available on the [[http://​www.up.ac.za/​en/​eece/​article/​1974921/​postgraduate-preparation-instructions-for-research-proposals-dissertations-and-theses|M/​PhD document preparation]] page.
 +  * Recent EPR400/2 styles include: {{:​computing:​software:​upeece_epr400_project_proposal_20160307_v1.7.zip}},​ {{:​computing:​software:​upeece_epr400_first_semester_report_20160530.zip}},​ {{ :​computing:​software:​upeece_epr400_final_report_20161012_v2.2.zip}}
 +  * An older EPR400/2 style, with an example, is available {{computing:​software:​epr400.zip|here}}.
 +
 +===== Links =====
 +
 +  * [[http://​www.ctan.org/​|The Comprehensive TeX Archive Network]]