Research Computing: Introduction to LaTeX
Tutors: Dr Christopher Cooling
Course Level: Level 1
Prerequisites: No previous programming experience is assumed or required
Course Duration: 3 hour session
Format: Live online or live face to face with hands on practice
LaTeX has become the industry standard for technical documents across the sciences - capable of producing articles, letters, books, slides and posters which are standardised, aesthetic and clear. Typesetting is also a widely transferable skill beyond academia. This workshop introduces you to the key concepts which underlie the LaTeX language and its various uses, and guides participants through the creation of a simple document template which can be used as the basis for their future articles.
- What is LaTeX?
- Creating a document
- Chapters, sections and paragraphs
- Tables of contents
- Modifying text
- Special Characters
- Title pages
- Common errors
The course will be delivered through a combination of slides, and hands-on practicals.
On completion of this workshop you will be able to:
- Recognise the advantages of LaTeX and its applications in the wider context of typesetting
- Identify the key features for reading and compiling an existing .tex document
- Develop new technical documents from simple templates
- Create simple equations, figures, tables, lists and references within LaTeX
- Assess and troubleshoot common compiler problems and use online aid tools
Dates & Booking Information
- Thursday 13 January 2022, 14:00-17:00, MS Teams
- Tuesday 22 March 2022, 10:00-13:00, MS Teams
- Thursday 28 April 2022, 10:00-13:00, South Kensington
- Monday 30 May 2022, 10:00-13:00, MS Teams
- Thursday 23 June 2022, 14:00-17:00, South Kensington
Please email the Graduate School with your CID number to book your place.