Re: Which editor do you use for math

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg95704] Re: Which editor do you use for math*From*: AES <siegman at stanford.edu>*Date*: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 06:52:24 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: Stanford University*References*: <gletfq$4nm$1@smc.vnet.net>

In article <gletfq$4nm$1 at smc.vnet.net>, Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net> wrote: > > If you are to effectively make use of LaTeX you will definitely > want to get a book written about using LaTeX. Like Mathematica, > LaTeX will require quite a bit of study/usage before you will > really be comfortable using it. I believe the payoff for > learning LaTeX warrants the effort. I'd just add that you might also want to acquire a copy of Knuth's original users guide for TeX, not only for getting a very readable introduction to the basic concepts of TeX itself, but even more just for the pleasure of reading or scanning it and getting a near-personal encounter with a genuine genius, as well as adding a true classic to your library. (Of course it may also make you weep, which you compare Knuth's approach to user documentation to Wolfram's current approach.) Last I looked there was one used copy of the original spiralbound paperback TeXBook for sale on amazon for $25. Given the tattered condition of my original copy, I nearly bought it. The current hardbound version seems to be retitled as Computers & Typesetting, Volume A: The TeXbook (Computers & Typesetting Series) (Hardcover) and costs a little more. I'm guessing it contains essentially the same material as the original.

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