Typesetting math: TeX and LaTeX

03.26.2011 · Posted in Uncategorized

The previous post contained a rather complicated mathematical expression, which was typeset with two software systems, a typesetting program called TeX written by Donald Knuth, and TeX macro system called LaTeX written by Leslie Lamport.   Not so long ago (40 years) there was an adage stating that a sufficiently advanced mathematics text has a mistake on every page.  Mostly, these were typesetting errors because typesetters are usually not mathematicians.  The adage is no longer true, partly because many authors typeset their own content using TeX and LaTeX.   For more information on the wonderful gifts to the mathematical community that TeX and LaTeX represent, look here

One Response to “Typesetting math: TeX and LaTeX”

  1. LaTex is the best!!

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