# An introduction to LATEX

### John McCleary

Vassar College
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Rockefeller Hall 300
7-8:30pm

One of the most useful programming languages is TEX, constructed by Donald Knuth, and developed by Leslie Lamport into LATEX, the standard for mathematical typesetting over the last 25 years. If you want to be able to typeset your mathematical work, or even to typeset any of your assignments, LATEX can be very valuable.

I will give a lecture/demonstration of elementary aspects of the LATEX programming language. If you have installed a version of TEX on your laptop, bring it along. On the MAC, install TEXshop. On machines running Microsoft operating systems, install MikTEX. Both of these versions of TEX are freely available on the Web.