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LaTeX - Text markup language

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LaTeX is a text markup language created in 1985.

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LaTeX (IPA: , LAH-tekh, also pronounced as , LAY-tekh, a shortening of Lamport TeX) is a document preparation system. When writing, the writer uses plain text as opposed to the formatted text found in WYSIWYG word processors like Microsoft Word, LibreOffice Writer and Apple Pages. The writer uses markup tagging conventions to define the general structure of a document (such as article, book, and letter), to stylise text throughout a document (such as bold and italics), and to add citations and cross-references. Read more on Wikipedia...

Example from hello-world:
\documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hello World \end{document}
% Hello World! in LaTeX \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hello World! \end{document}
Example from Wikipedia:
\documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \title{\LaTeX} \begin{document} \maketitle \LaTeX{} is a document preparation system for the \TeX{} typesetting program. It offers programmable desktop publishing features and extensive facilities for automating most aspects of typesetting and desktop publishing, including numbering and cross-referencing, tables and figures, page layout, bibliographies, and much more. \LaTeX{} was originally written in 1984 by Leslie Lamport and has become the dominant method for using \TeX; few people write in plain \TeX{} anymore. The current version is \LaTeXe. % This is a comment, not shown in final output. % The following shows typesetting power of LaTeX: \begin{align} E_0 &= mc^2 \\ E &= \frac{mc^2}{\sqrt{1-\frac{v^2}{c^2}}} \end{align} \end{document}

Language features

Feature Supported Token Example
Line Comments %
% A comment
Case Insensitive Identifiers X
Semantic Indentation X
MultiLine Comments X

Books about LaTeX from ISBNdb

title authors year publisher
More Math Into LaTeX Grätzer, George 2016 Springer
LaTeX Cookbook Kottwitz, Stefan 2015 Packt Publishing
Guide to LaTeX (4th Edition) Kopka, Helmut and Daly, Patrick W. 2003 Addison-Wesley Professional
LaTeX in 24 Hours: A Practical Guide for Scientific Writing Datta, Dilip 2017 Springer
LaTeX Cookbook Stefan Kottwitz 28-10-2015 Packt Publishing
Advanced LaTeX in Academia Marco Öchsner; Andreas Öchsner 20220131 Springer Nature
More Math Into LaTeX Grätzer, George (author.) Springer International Publishing :
Latex In 24 Hours: A Practical Guide For Scientific Writing Datta, Dilip (author.) Springer International Publishing :

Publications about LaTeX from Semantic Scholar

title authors year citations influentialCitations
An integrated platform for intuitive mathematical programming modeling using LaTeX Charalampos P. Triantafyllidis and L. Papageorgiou 2018 3 1
Development and Regression Modeling of Dirt Resistive Latex Façade Paint Sheraz Ahmed Qureshi and A. Shafeeq and A. Ijaz and Muhammad Moeen Butt 2019 2 0
Development of a generator of practical tasks in higher mathematics using the Microsoft Office suite and LaTeX digital typesetting system S. Mukhanov and A. Arkhangelsky and A. Mukhanova 2019 1 0
Development and Statistical Modeling of Dirt Resistive Latex Façade Paint Sheraz Ahmad Qureshi and A. Shafeeq and A. Ijaz and Muhammad Moeen Butt 2019 1 0
Reproducible Science with LaTeX H. Bar and HaiYing Wang 2020 1 0
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