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Writing scientific documents: An Introduction to LaTeX

LaTeX is a document preparation system that is widely used in academia for the communication and publication of scientific documents in many fields, including mathematics, computer science, engineering, physics, economics, and many others. As opposed to the usage of word processors such as Microsoft Word, which uses formatted text  (WYSIWYG=”what you see is what you get”), LaTeX uses uses plain text and markup tagging conventions to define the general structure of a document, to stylise text throughout a document (such as bold and italics), and to add figures, tables, citations and cross-references (WYSIWYM=”what you see is what you mean”).

During this introduction to LaTeX, Andre will show you the basic principles and components of a LaTeX document and the general workflow on how to produce a document. He will also highlight the usage of different editors and online LaTeX systems. No prior knowledge of LaTeX is required. Links to installation instructions for your own computer will be provided in the end.

The lecture will take approximately one hour. If you want to practice after the lecture, please bring your own laptop.

Background speaker:
Dr. André Berger, Associate Professor of Operations Research

March 14 @ 11:00
11:00 — 13:00 (2h)


No registration required: walk-in students