Hi PSAS, A handful of people expressed interest in having a LaTeX workshop next Tuesday, so I guess that's going to be a thing. If you'd like to participate but don't have LaTeX installed yet, do that:
- Windows - Install MikTeX <https://miktex.org/howto/install-miktex> - Install a PDF reader (you probably already have one installed) - Install Texmaker <http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/> or some other LaTeX editor <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_TeX_editors> (*optional but recommended*, you should already have TeXworks <https://www.tug.org/texworks/> through MikTeX) - Mac and Linux - Install TeX Live <https://www.tug.org/texlive/acquire-netinstall.html> (impatient version <https://www.tug.org/texlive/quickinstall.html>) - Install a PDF reader (you probably already have one installed) - Install Texmaker <http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/> (probably available through your favorite package manager) or some other LaTeX editor <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_TeX_editors> (*optional but recommended*, you should already have TeXworks <https://www.tug.org/texworks/> through TeX Live) Don't worry if you have problems installing stuff. That will be the first thing we go over. If you want to be way ahead of the game, play around with these resources: 1 <ftp://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/base/small2e.tex> 2 <http://detexify.kirelabs.org/classify.html> 3 <https://www.tug.org/begin.html> 4 <https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX> 5 <ftp://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/base/sample2e.tex>. If you're unsure why you'd want to learn LaTeX: It's a typesetting language that's used *a lot* in academia. If you've used HTML, it's kind of like that in that you write code describing what you want to see. This is very different to what most of us are used to with word processors. In a word processor, you define the *extent* of the document. In LaTeX you define the *intent*. It's also older than most of us, so most other languages have some way of interfacing with it or mimicking its syntax. You've probably already used some common LaTeX control sequences in an equation editor without realizing it. It's also pretty good for scalable and automated documents. Plus, it plays nice with Git, since the source document is just text. My favorite part is that it also imbues you with a smug sense of superiority whenever you see someone using a word processor to write complicated math, cite references, or control formatting over multiple large documents. Also, I'm gonna do some composite-y <https://github.com/psas/lv3.0-airframe/issues/11> things <https://github.com/psas/lv3.0-airframe/issues/12> Friday (and possibly other days?), if anyone wants to join. I'll be in the LID project space and/or EB 480 (one at a time, hopefully). -- Joe Shields <https://joedang.github.io/>
_______________________________________________ psas-team mailing list email@example.com http://lists.psas.pdx.edu/mailman/listinfo/psas-team This list's membership is automatically generated from the memberships of the psas-airframe, psas-avionics, and psas-general mail lists. Visit http://lists.psas.pdx.edu to individually subscribe/unsubscribe yourself from these lists.