CTAN &c. (was Re: [texhax] (no subject))
William F. Adams
wadams at atlis.com
Fri Aug 5 14:56:38 CEST 2005
On Aug 4, 2005, at 7:12 PM, b sprecher wrote:
> i have a question about using TeX to type-set math in an on-line
> class: are there canned packages for on-line (jr. college) math
> classes with which i could use my TeX files?
> also, i have questions about the TUG membership form:
> 1. what is the TeX collection and how does/will the 2005 differ from
> the 2004?
It's the standard software bundle of TeXLive &c. It gets updated every
year w/ new stuff, especially the ``snapshot'' of CTAN, see below.
> 2. what is a ctan?
``The Comprehensive TeX Archive Network is the authoritative collection
of materials related to the TeX typesetting system.''
It's where everyone should put all TeX-related materials for general /
public use / sharing. Usually, if you can't find a package or tool for
your specific purpose there you'll either need to write it or buy it.
William Adams, publishing specialist
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