Installing
L^{A}T_{E}X on your computer

L^{A}T_{E}X mathematical symbols

Scott Pakin’s comprehensive
L^{A}T_{E}X symbols list

Russian letters in
L^{A}T_{E}X

Bash script to convert UTF-8 to
L^{A}T_{E}X
(useful if one forgets how to typeset something like
“Erdős”)

Javascript
L^{A}T_{E}X
character recognition software

For those who like to learn by example, here are some LaTeX files, along with the output they produce.

L^{A}T_{E}X file for solutions
to a linear algebra final exam
Output produced

L^{A}T_{E}X file for solutions
to an old Putnam exam
Output produced

L^{A}T_{E}X file for a research
paper
Output produced

Further LaTeX samples can be found on George Bergman’s “publications and preprints” Web page. Click on the leftmost part of the title of any of Professor Bergman’s recent papers to see the LaTeX file; click on the rightmost part of the title to see the output in PDF format.

A wealth of additional examples can be obtained from the ArXiv preprint server. First go to the ArXiv cookie configuration page, from the “Select preferred download format” menu choose “Source,” and click “Set Cookies.” Subsequently, go to the ArXiv mathematics preprint page, find the subfield of mathematics you would like to browse, and click on “new,” “recent,” or “current month.” You will see a list of preprints. In square brackets at the end of the line above the title of each preprint, you will see a list of the formats in which the preprint can be downloaded. If available, click on “src.” In the typical case, where the author has uploaded the preprint as a single LaTeX file, you will be able to download the LaTeX file for the preprint. (The situation where the author has uploaded the preprint as multiple files, such as when using BibTeX or including encapsulated Postscript figures, is a bit more complicated: clicking “src” will download a tar archive—deceptively not labeled with a .tar suffix—that comprises the author’s LaTeX file plus all other source files.) You can, of course, click on “pdf” to see the preprint in PDF format.

**Remark.**
A LaTeX source file will
typically take up about one third as much disk space on your computer as
the corresponding PDF file.
(LaTeX files have further advantages, such as being easily searchable using
regular expressions.)
In Mac
OS X, you can quickly compile and view a
LaTeX file by
including this function in your .profile file.
In Linux, you can achieve the same effect by including
this function or this one in your .bashrc file. In
Windows, you can probably click on something.

American Mathematical Society
T_{E}X Programs and Resources

“The Not So Short Introduction to
L^{A}T_{E}X
2_{ε}”

David R. Wilkins’s introductory
L^{A}T_{E}X manual

Introduction to T_{E}X and
L^{A}T_{E}X

Mathematics Subject Classification 2010

Mathematical exposition section of *The Chicago Manual of Style*

Terence Tao’s advice concerning mathematical writing

… and some reflections on writing by Bertrand Russell

(Free software for reading the PDF documents on this page can be located at the following Web site: http://pdfreaders.org/.)