Topic: LaTeX 101
LaTeX is a typesetting system that the de-facto standard for scientific publishing. It is Free software, and enables the generation of a multitude of high quality documents. LaTeX documents are written in plaintext and compiled to DVI/PDF. This permits the user to focus on writing the text, leaving the typesetting to LaTeX.
This LaTeX 101 session is aimed at absolute beginners. So, no prior knowledge of LaTeX is required. The session will:
- introduce LaTeX.
- walk through writing a simple LaTeX document explaining basic commands.
- demonstrate compiling the document to a PDF.
- show the inclusion of references in the document from a bibliography.
- give an example of collaborative writing using LaTeX and Git.
You will need:
- a text editor of choice.
- a LaTeX installation.
- optionally, a knowledge of Git and Github would be useful.
LaTeX and Git can be installed on Fedora using dnf:
sudo dnf install texlive-latex texlive-bibtex git
For other systems, LaTeX can be obtained here.
When and where
- The session will be held on the Jitsi video-conferencing platform. Please use this URL to join the session: https://meet.jit.si/20190110-latex-101
- It will be held on Thursday, January 10 at 1400 UTC on Jitsi. (Please click the link to see the time in your time zone.)
- Update: The classroom materials are available here.
Ankur Sinha (“FranciscoD”) is a Free Software supporter and has been with the Fedora community for the better part of a decade now. Ankur started as a font package maintainer and has since branched out to many other teams and SIGs. He uses Fedora Workstation and prefers the terminal whenever possible. Currently, he’s working on his PhD in computational neuroscience in the UK. When he has time to spare, he focuses on the Fedora Join SIG, Fedora classrooms, and NeuroFedora. You can get in touch with him via his Fedora project e-mail or on one of the many Fedora IRC channels.