**From LaTeX to TeX**Greetings!
As I get more confident with LaTeX and strive to do more and more complex
things (which I know are possible, after seeing), I seem to come across a
lot of TeX commands. Is this supposed to happen? Shouldn't LaTeX wrap all
of TeX's functionality? And if not, what's the proper way to include these
commands?
Since more people must have come across this stage, could someone point me
to useful resources on LaTeX - TeX integration?
Yours faithfully,
Renato Serodio
no_spam_rdrs@gmx.de,
In a message on 19 Jan 2004 16:11:40 GMT, wrote :
n> Greetings!
n>
n&...

**TeX/LaTeX Survey & a LaTeX/PDF Presentation Demo**I still have an ongoing TeX/LaTeX survey at
http://www.math.uakron.edu/~dp=ADstory/eqExam/tex_survey.pdf
If you are at all interested in sharing your TeX profile, please fill
out the survey. See http://www.tug.org/pracjourn/2005-2/story-survey/
for a summary of results to date.
There is a restriction of two submittals per platform, in an attempt to
avoid abuse of the suvey.
Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher is required on Windows is required, and
Reader 7.0 or higher for Mac and Linux is needed.
--------------
I have also made available a demo file, in case you missed it,
illustrating a new co...

**tex or latex?**I wish to learn tex. Can someone advise which is easier to learn and
which is better - tex or latex? And where can I find a beginner's
tutorial on any of these?
Secondly, there are lots to tex and latex packages available. Which
one do I need to install to use tex or latex?
Regards,
mowgli
On May 20, 8:31 pm, mowgli <knowledgel...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I wish to learn tex. Can someone advise which is easier to learn and
> which is better - tex or latex? And where can I find a beginner's
> tutorial on any of these?
The "not so short guide to Latex" is a good ...

**on tex and latex**Hi there. I have a question more strictly about latex, but the only
group I found on my news server is alt.sex.fetish.latex.
I've been reading the TeXbook, and I now I've been wondering why we have
a latex executable in the distribution of latex. My distribution is
pdfetex which seems to replace tex entirely. Reading the TeXbook, it
seems that TeX, as designed in the book, seems powerful enough to allow
abstractions written in pure TeX code.
Apparently, there's something called e-TeX which pdfetex is a
derivative, so I suppose there are extensions on the capabilities of
Knuth...

**Tex and LaTex**
I am looking for BSD compatible versions of Tex/LaTex and the usual
supporting programs/macros that support the typsetting languages. Knuth's
homepage led me to CTAN and TUG, but the TexLive distribution seems to be
for Linux. Is there a FreeBSD compatible version, and if so, where can I
find it?
Thanks
--
Mark Perreault
In article <bk8vqo$okt$1@newsg2.svr.pol.co.uk>, Two Ravens wrote:
> Mark Perreault wrote:
>> I am looking for BSD compatible versions of Tex/LaTex and the usual
>> supporting programs/macros that support the typsetting languag...

**cygwin latex problem: latex.exe points to pdfetex.exe and not to tex.exe , why?**hi;
I think my PC is possessed with some spirit that is playing tricks on
me.
2 days ago I made complete new fresh installation of cygwin 1.5.18
(latest) which includes complete tex installation. I always select to
install everything.
now, when I run the command latex, it invokes pdfetex instead:
-----------------------
$ which latex
/usr/bin/latex
$ ls -l /usr/bin/latex
lrwxrwxrwx 1 win Users 11 Jul 11 23:33 /usr/bin/latex -> pdfetex.exe
---------------------------
when I go to the earlier cygwin installation (I copied that to the
side before), I see it was pointing to tex.exe i...

**LaTeX SUGpaper.tex**%% This is file SUGpaper.tex
\documentclass[10pt]{article}
\usepackage{sugconf}%SUGconf.sty
\setboolean{PageNumbers}{true}\pagestyle{plain}
%\setboolean{PageNumbers}{false}\pagestyle{empty}
\papernumber{Paper 999-29}%SUGI 2004 must have \usepackage{sugconf}
%\papernumber{CC015}%NESUG 2003must have \usepackage{sugconf}
\title{%use double backslash for newline: line1\\line2
A Modest Proposal: \\
Using \LaTeX2e to write your SAS User Group paper
}%title closure
\author{%use double backslash for newline: line1\\line2
Ronald Fehd\\The Company, MyCity, State, Province,...

**TeX/LaTeX Survey**Several years ago, I posted a TeX/LaTeX survey, It was down for a
couple of years for various reasons not under my control. Now, it is
up again. Therefore I solite your opinions on TeX/LaTeX. Some of the
questions may be out of date. I hope to get many more responses, and
to publish the results.
The survey is at
http://www.math.uakron.edu/~dpstory/eqexam.html
about half-way down the page.
On 2010-01-18, dpstory@uakron.edu <dpstory@uakron.edu> wrote:
> Several years ago, I posted a TeX/LaTeX survey, It was down for a
> couple of years for various reasons not ...

**iPad and TeX/LaTeX**Hello all,
After today's unveiling of the iPad, I was wondering if it will be
possible in the future to have a full fledge TeX implementation for
iPhone OS to run on iPad. For those who use Pages or similar products,
there will be available tools to compose documents. For those of us
who use TeX/LaTeX and will own an iPad, a complete TeX implementation
can prove very helpful. From what I read, the CPU power should be more
than enough.
What are your thoughts on this subject? Has anyone tried to make TeX
Live run on iPhone OS?
Best,
Hooman Javidnia
On Jan 27, 8:50=A0pm, Hooman <hooman...

**A successor to TeX/Latex?**Hi all,
I shall speak the heresy unto ye. I find TeX code (the programming
part)
almost unreadable, in part because I did not RTFM, but I never did
because as useful as TeX/Latex are, I believe there is something
inherently problematic in the design of TeX.
But I must ask, has anyone here ever thought that same, that
perhaps TeX is not well designed and perhaps there is need
for developing an alternative to TeX wherein the programming
part is more easy to digest?
For instance, one could take a hint from PHP, which has textual
sections and code sections completely separated rather than
inte...

**convert tex to latex**i have an old tex file i want to convert to latex. How to do that ?
In article <1154029737.183542.45610@p79g2000cwp.googlegroups.com>, mintoo wrote:
> i have an old tex file i want to convert to latex. How to do that ?
Why would you want to do that? Running your old tex file through tex
should just work.
--
Maarten Bergvelt
Because i want to modify it add some more intermediate equations to it
Maarten Bergvelt wrote:
> In article <1154029737.183542.45610@p79g2000cwp.googlegroups.com>, mintoo wrote:
> > i have an old tex file i want to convert to latex. How ...

**TeX (or LaTeX) under Linux**Hello.
I would first like to thank you for reading my post.
---------------Hisory of the Question (FYI: not important to the
quiestion)-----------------
I have alwayse admired Linux (and UNIX) from afar, promising myself someday
to have the time to learn it. I rescently got a job as a research assistant,
where one of my primary duties was to get a grossly large software construct
to run on a brand new fresh cluster (running linux of course), and also to
program a large software package that would work with the output from this
large construct. In doing so, I fell in love with linux, and now ...

**Plain TeX in LaTeX**I was recently told by someone fairly knowledgeable about TeX and LaTeX
that, in LateX, one can turn off LaTeX and get it to behave just like
Plain TeX. If this is true, how is it done?
This is my last posting from the email address below because the machine
on which my account resides is being decommissioned. It may be some time
before I post to USENET newsgroups again, but I will still be able to
read replies via dejanews in the meantime.
--
Ignorantly,
Allan Adler <ara@zurich.csail.mit.edu>
* Disclaimer: I am a guest and *not* a member of the MIT CSAIL. My actions and
* comments do ...

**Where is LaTeX/TeX headed?**
With this little ranting about LaTeX & Co, I would just like to spark
the discussion as to where Latex & Co should go.
I have long hesitated whether or not I should release these ramblings
into
the public, because I didn't want to tread on anybody's toes, or
frustrate
anybody (or get flamed ;-) ).
I have been using LaTeX for about 20 years, and
I produced many papers and 2 books with it.
All of them were in the area of computer science.
I am still fairly happy with LaTeX.
However, from my experience, there are a few major issues.
Please don't get me wrong when reading t...

**Difference between TeX and LaTeX**What is the difference between TeX and LaTeX?
--
Alex Vinokur
http://mathforum.org/library/view/10978.html
http://sourceforge.net/users/alexvn
"Alex Vinokur" <alexvn@big-foot.com> writes:
> What is the difference between TeX and LaTeX?
You may want to read the FAQ sections "What is TeX"
(http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=whatTeX)
and "What is LaTeX"
(http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=latex) of
the FAQ list --- and, I presume, a lot of other sections.
--
Maurizio Loreti http://www.pd.i...

**Limitations of LaTeX/TeX**Speaking as a long time LaTeX user, these, in my opinion are the three most
serious drawbacks:
1. Fonts. Adding new fonts is **such** a pain. If you open a standard word
processing software, there are several fonts to choose from. But in LaTeX,
even switching to times requires some work (especially if there are
equations). One gets really tired of CM fonts after sometime . . .
2. Supported graphics formats. Normally you can only use .ps and .eps files.
These are vector graphics formats and are unsuited for bitmapped images
(photographs). Also, many applications produce bad .eps files that ha...

**Books on Tex, Latex**Contact me if interested in acquiring the following books in a bundle:
The Latex Graphics Companion
Illustrating documents with Tex and Postscript
Michel Goossens, Sebastian Rahtz & Frank Mittelbach
Addison-Wesley, 1997.
The Latex Web Companion
Integrating Tex, HTML and XML
Michel Goossens & Sebastian Rahtz
Addison-Wesley, 1999.
Latex User's Guide and Reference Manual (2nd edition)
Leslie Lamport
Addison-Wesley, 1994.
The Latex Companion
Michel Goossens, Frank Mittelbach & Alexander Samarin
Addison-Wesley, 1994.
The Latex Companion (2nd edition)
Michel Goossens, Frank Mitt...

**TeX and LaTeX history**Hello,
I'm just curious... When were TeX and LaTeX first released? I don't want
to know the exact day-month-year, the year alone will suffice.
I read the TeX Wikipedia article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TeX) but
it is not very clear...
TeX? 1977? 1978?
LaTeX? 1983? 1984? 1985?
My only certainties are:
TeX 1.0 : 1983
TeX 3.0 : 1990
(taken from
ftp://tug.ctan.org/pub/tex-archive/systems/knuth/errata/errorlog.tex)
Thanks.
fctk wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'm just curious... When were TeX and LaTeX first released? I don't want
> to know the exact day-month-year...

**rotation of labels with LaTeX**Hello,
I want to use labels using LaTeX format, as for example:
ylabel('$\displaystyle\frac{c^G_{\phi\phi}}{\Sigma x_i^2
k^s_{zz}}$','interpreter','latex')
but then I find that a can not rotate it to 90�. Is there
any solution to this?
Thanks
> I want to use labels using LaTeX format, as for example:
>
> ylabel('$\displaystyle\frac{c^G_{\phi\phi}}{\Sigma x_i^2
> k^s_{zz}}$','interpreter','latex')
>
> but then I find that a can not rotate it to 90=BA. Is there
> any solution to this?
Hi!
Are you sure that you did the ...

**No TeX/LaTeX switches?**
Am I right in thinking that there used to be a way
of defining a macro on the tex or latex command line,
with something like
tex -dfoo=bar test
?
Timothy Murphy <gayleard@eircom.net> writes:
> Am I right in thinking that there used to be a way
> of defining a macro on the tex or latex command line,
> with something like
>
> tex -dfoo=bar test
No. You can, however, place arbitrary TeX code on the command line.
--
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
UKTUG FAQ: <URL:http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html>
David Kastrup wrote:
>...

**TeX vs LaTeX?**What are major differences between the two?
Can one mix TeX and LaTeX code in same file?
How to compile this?
Zach
Zach schrieb:
> What are major differences between the two?
http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=whatTeX
http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=latex
http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=latex2e
http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=plainvltx
http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=LaTeXandPlain
Probabely some other Topics in the FAQ are also of interest.
Harry
--
Although the moon is smaller than the earth, it is farthe...

**TeX and LaTeX for auction**I have listed the following TeX and LaTex books for auction on eBay:
LaTeX by Leslie Lamport
<a href = "http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3586298593">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3586298593</a>
The Latex Companion by Frank Mittelbach and Michel Goossens
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>http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3586298967</a>
Joy of TeX by Michael Spivak
<a href ="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&...

**TeX/LaTeX and Windows**I want to learn how to write my mathematical papers in LaTeX (and TeX?).
I am using Windows. What sofrware do I need to get and where? A good
tutorial/primer would be nice too.
Thanks!
/David
> I want to learn how to write my mathematical papers in LaTeX (and TeX?).
> I am using Windows. What sofrware do I need to get and where?
Miktex is the best Latex distro for Windows
>A good
> tutorial/primer would be nice too.
gogle: not so short introduction to latex
> Thanks!
>
> /David
>
David Rasmussen wrote:
> I want to learn how to write my mathematical paper...

**PIL rotate : Rotate By Shear / Paeth Rotation?**I've been doing some image rotation with PIL and comparing the images
with imagemagick's convert -rotate output.
Imagemagick uses an RBS / Paeth rotation algorithm that appears to
give better results than PIL's rotate method.
However, I love PIL and don't want to have to shell out to imagemagick
or use it's python bindings if I can stay with my beloved Python
Imaging Library.
Has anyone implemented RBS using PIL? Anyone looked at doing it and
backed away?
...