Research Computing: Introduction to LaTeX
Tutors: Dr Christopher Cooling
Course Credit: 1 Credit
Prerequisites: No previous programming experience is assumed or required
Course Duration: 3 hour session
Format: Microsoft Teams with live teaching and 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
- Tuesday 27 April 2021, 14:00-17:00, Microsoft Teams - FULLY BOOKED, waiting list spaces available
- Thursday 03 June 2021, 10:00-13:00, Microsoft Teams