Which latex should I install
af300wsm at gmail.com
af300wsm at gmail.com
Fri Jun 26 04:01:51 UTC 2009
Hi,
Just today I found the marvel of LaTeX while looking over a quick how-to
for LaTeX. I was using a Linux system at work and would like to install it
on my FreeBSD system at home since I've been looking for something like
this for exchanging math questions I have with a friend who's helping me
understand mathematics as I pursue my degree. LaTeX is just what I've been
looking for. However, when I went to find the port by doing "make search
name=latex" I was returned so many hits, frankly, I'm overwhelmed. What do
I need to install from ports to get the LaTeX "language" on my system, show
the markup using the native DVI and more importantly, write pdf file from
the markup? The tutorial I was going off of was using something called
pdftex I think, but not sure. I sent myself a link to the tutorial so I
wouldn't have to remember. Oh, it should be obvious, but what do I need to
make sure of so that I've got all of the math rendering capability at my
fingertips?
There's just so much there. Obviously, LaTeX is much more than I thought it
was. I'm looking forward to understanding it more.
Andy
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