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Tex is a programming language created in 1978.

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TeX ( or , see below), stylized within the system as TeX, is a typesetting system (or "formatting system") designed and mostly written by Donald Knuth and released in 1978. Together with the Metafont language for font description and the Computer Modern family of typefaces, TeX was designed with two main goals in mind: to allow anybody to produce high-quality books using minimal effort, and to provide a system that would give exactly the same results on all computers, at any point in time. TeX is free software, which made it accessible to a wide range of users. Read more on Wikipedia...

Example from hello-world:
Hello World \bye
% Hello World in plain \TeX \immediate\write16{Hello World!} \end
Example from Linguist:
\ProvidesFile{verbose.bbx} [\abx@bbxid] \RequireBibliographyStyle{authortitle} \endinput
Example from Wikipedia:
The quadratic formula is $$-b \pm \sqrt{b^2 - 4ac} \over 2a$$ \bye

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Semantic Indentation X
MultiLine Comments X

Books about Tex from ISBNdb

title authors year publisher
Tex and Latex: Drawing and Literate Programming/Book and Disk (McGraw-Hill Programming Tools for Scientists & Engineers) Gurari, Eitan M. 1993 Computing McGraw-Hill
Writing With Tex (McGraw-Hill Programming Tools for Scientists and Engineers) Gurari, Eitan M. 1993 Computing McGraw-Hill
Tex And Latex: Drawing And Literate Programming (mcgraw-hill Programming Tools For Scientists And Engineers) Eitan Gurari 1994 Mcgraw-hill

Publications about Tex from Semantic Scholar

title authors year citations influentialCitations
Featherweight TeX and Parser Correctness Sebastian Erdweg and K. Ostermann 2010 9 1
svg.html · tex.html · idris.html

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