|Original author(s)||Leslie Lamport|
|License||LaTeX Project Public License (LPPL)|
LaTeX is a computer program used for making articles, books and mathematical formulas look good and professional. It is good at making mathematical formulas look right. LaTeX is used for making mathematical formulas for some articles on Wikipedia. It is used at colleges too.
The writer types his article into a plain text document. A plain text document cannot have styled text, like bold or italic. When the writer wants to write styled text, they use Computer Commands. For example, the command for bold text is Template:LaTeX/LaTeX} . After the writer is finished writing the article, they tell LaTeX to read the document. After LaTeX is done, LaTeX makes a file that can be printed. The command Template:LaTeX/LaTeX} would print as This text is bold.
Example[change | edit source]
The example below shows the LaTeX input and corresponding output:
References[change | edit source]
- Leslie Lamport (April 23, 2007). "The Writings of Leslie Lamport: LaTeX: A Document Preparation System". Leslie Lamport's Home Page. http://research.microsoft.com/users/lamport/pubs/pubs.html#latex. Retrieved 2011-08-17.