# Latex basics and Why you should know them ?

Latex code:

%&LaTeX

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article}

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}

\usepackage[english]{babel}

\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

\usepackage{amsmath, amsthm, amssymb}

\author{John Doe}

\begin{document}

\title{\LaTeX }

\maketitle

\tableofcontents

\section{Introduction to $\LaTeX$ }

$\LaTeX$ is a markup language. It’s used to write academic papers in computer science and math. It’s a powerful tool for writing documents with mathematical formulas.

\section{Why should I learn it ?}

Learning \LaTeX is useful to write academic papers because it’s the standard in this domain. Moreover, its syntax is simple. For example, here is a mathematical formula: $x^2=y^2$. In addition, you can use it to write equations in your blog posts! This can be really useful if you want to make some demonstrations on your blog. It also allows you to write beautiful formulas

\documentclass[a4paper]{article}

\usepackage{lipsum}% for dummy text only

\title{Why you should know \LaTeX{}}

\author{John Doe}

\begin{document}

\maketitle

\section*{Introduction}

\lipsum[1] % Dummy text

\section*{What is \LaTeX?}

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For those of you who happen to be new to LaTeX, or maybe have never heard of it, LaTeX is a typesetting system. It is more than that, however; it’s a language. With LaTeX, you can define the type of document you require and the structure of that document. In this blog I will describe why LaTeX is so powerful and why you should learn it if you are going to be writing a lot of documents.

One advantage of using LaTeX over other word processors is the format and layout. The structure of your document will be more consistent and easy to read. This makes it easier for someone else to edit your documents (e.g., a co-author).

Another advantage is that most distributions offer a wide range of packages that can be used easily; these packages offer functions such as formatting tables, creating bibliographies, adding hyperlinks etc. These are all things that would take up valuable time if done manually in another word processor but are automatically included when using LaTeX.

You’ve probably been told not to worry about formatting when writing a document such as an essay or report, yet these same people often complain about how long it takes them to format their documents once they have finished them (

Why do you need to know LaTeX? Maybe you don’t. If you’re on a Windows machine, and all you want is to be able to write math equations, install MathType.

If you’re on a Mac, and all you want is to be able to write math equations, install Tex Equation.

But if you’re even a little bit geeky, or if you’re serious about working with documents, sooner or later it will make sense for you to learn LaTeX. Here’s why:

1. It’s free, open-source software that runs on Macs, PCs, and Unix machines.

2. It’s very easy to use for simple things like section headings, italics, tables and figures; it only gets hard when you want to do something fancy like change the numbering system or use color in your figures. (This is also true of word processors.)

3. It’s widely used in academia: most universities have at least one computer lab where you can run LaTeX on a public access terminal; many university departments have a shared installation that students can use from their home machines; and the grad students in any such department will probably be willing to help you out if they think they might be able to read your

Latex is a document markup language and document preparation system for the TeX typesetting program. It offers programmable desktop publishing features and extensive facilities for automating most aspects of typesetting and desktop publishing, including numbering and cross-referencing, tables and figures, page layout, bibliographies, and much more. LaTeX is the de facto standard for the communication and publication of scientific documents. LaTeX is available as free software.

LaTeX is widely used in academia for the communication and publication of scientific documents in many fields, including mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering, chemistry, physics, economics, linguistics, quantitative psychology, philosophy, and political science. It also has a prominent role in the preparation and publication of many books that contain complex multilingual materials [1] or mathematical formulas.

LaTeX uses the TeX typesetting program for formatting its output,[2] and is itself written in the TeX macro language. Because the TeX formatting model focuses on content presentation (rather than document design), it has largely displaced proprietary word processors such as WordPerfect as the preferred method of formatting in fields where high-quality typesetting is required.[3]

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