Introduction to LaTeX

08/2012 | Introductory Lectures for Master students, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Sénégal

LaTeX is actually a document markup language and document preparation system for the TeX typesetting program. This means, we have the actual program TeX which translates TeX code into nice looking PDF files and we have LaTeX which generates the more complicated TeX code from more basic LaTeX commands. What you should take from that: You should think of LaTeX as a programming language for typesetting – you will script your own “layout”.