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LaTeX example

Welcome example
I. H. Witten and D. Bainbridge
10 August 2001
1
Introduction
Welcome, Haere mai, Wilkommen, Bienvenue, Akw¨
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Syntax
LaTeX syntax is a little bit like RTF. It uses the \\ character for special
formatting commands: what you see as the end result is certainly not what
you type. One important difference from RTF is that it is designed to be
generated by people, not automatically generated by computer. This means
that a written file can be more liberal with its use of white space and this
does not affect the overall prose. If you really need extra spaces you need
to do it
like
this.
Special symbols include: { } %
# &. Speech marks are done “like
this”.
A blank line is used to separate paragraphs. It supports all the usual
document structures:
• bullet point list
• enumerated list
• tables and figures
• drawn graphics
• . . .
In particular Latex has a powerful maths mode capable of expressing
complex equations. A rudimentary example is:

1
x ≥
i2π
i=0
1

Figure 4.24b: LaTeX example; Printed result
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