LaTeX ($\LaTeX$) is a software system for typesetting professional-looking documents, especially in the sciences and mathematics.

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LaTeX ([[$\LaTeX$]]) is a software system for typesetting professional-looking documents,
especially in the sciences and mathematics.
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# Guides and Manuals

## Introductory Guides

- An introduction to LaTeX (latex-project.org)
- The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX 2ε (in PDF format)
- Getting to grips with LaTeX (Andy Roberts, Leeds U.)

## Quick References

- Common expressions (Elevator Lady, Inc.)

## Sample Pages with Code

- Sample LaTeX file for the American Journal of Physics (Harvey Gould, Clark U.)
- Sample LaTeX File (Harvey Gould, Clark U.)

# Wikidot's LaTeX

## Using LaTeX with Wikidot

Wikidot pages will parse and display LaTeX code. See the math section of the Wikidot syntax guide.

### Example

A famous equation is $E = mc^2$.

`A famous equation is [[$E = mc^2$]].`

Actually, the speed of light (in a vacuum) is a constant so "technically":

`A famous equation is [[$E = m\textrm{c}^2$]].`

A famous equation is $E = m\textrm{c}^2$.

### Limitations

Wikidot renders LaTeX by producing and displaying graphics files, which may not appear particularly sharp when printed. Also, I do not believe that the font used can be changed. The rather plain-looking Computer Modern (I believe) is the default.

# More Information

The LaTeXniques Wiki contains a few articles perhaps of interest and a list of other sites.

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