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Date : Starting 6th July
|S1 Introduction||06th July 2020||5:30pm - 6:30pm|
|S2 Typesetting Mathematics||07th July 2020||5:30pm - 6:30pm|
|S3 Tables and Figures||08th July 2020||5:30pm - 6:30pm|
|S4 Referencing and citation||09th July 2020||5:30pm - 6:30pm|
|S5 Graphics||10th July 2020||5:30pm - 6:30pm|
Introduction to LaTeX
LaTeX is a typesetting language which can create beautiful books, articles, reports, posters, presentations and brochures among other things. LaTeX is well designed to handle mathematical expressions and structure of documents. There are a large number of packages created to help with typesetting very specific requirements (http://ctan.org). LaTeX also comes with many fonts which are supported well mathematically (www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue/), and it can also work with any fonts installed on your operating system.
We will explore the basics of creating documents with LaTeX in five sessions. Each session will end with exercises for the participants.
Session 1: Name of the game, structured documentation with LaTeX
This session will explore what is LaTeX and how one can create basic minimal document in terms of its structure.
Session 2: Typesetting mathematics
Typesetting mathematics is as easy as typing in LaTeX. We will look at typesetting various mathematical symbols, equations, and proofs in this session.
Session 3: Tables and Figures
LaTeX can beautifully typset tables and offers a variety of ways to include images in the document. We will explore basics of creating tables and including images in the document in this session.
Session 4: Referencing and citation
We will explore internal referencing in the document (for example, Figure 1, Table 23 etc.) and citation from books and papers (for example, (Knuth, 1993) etc.) in this session. We will also look at how to create bibliographies to be used with documents.
Session 5: Graphics with LaTeX
We will explore some excellent packages for drawing graphics that are part of the LaTeX system. We will also look at other programmes which can export graphics in LaTeX format which can be included in the document.
Please install LaTeX on your system before the sessions.
- GNU/Linux platforms https://tug.org/texlive/
- Mac OS X https://www.tug.org/mactex/
- Windows https://miktex.org/
Recommended: Full installation (~3.5 G) of all the packages
There are several cross-platform editors available for working with LaTeX.
The following two editor are recommended for beginners:
- TexMaker (cross platform)
- TexShop (MacOS X)
For bibliography management