LaTeX is a document preparation system for high-quality typesetting. It is most often used for medium-to-large technical or scientific documents but it can be used for almost any form of publishing.

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  • Open an X11 terminal (if you do not use an X windows enabled terminal Maple will run in the command-line mode).
  • TeXMaker is the LaTeX frontend.
  • LaTeX is available from on almost every computer managed by DSC, to execute it type
latex filename.tex
pdflatex filename.tex
pslatex filename.tex