Query from Nature about TexLive for Linux

Vincent Torri vincent.torri at gmail.com
Tue May 14 05:58:03 CEST 2019


On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 2:05 AM George N. White III <gnwiii at gmail.com> wrote:
> I see you already have some good answers, but wanted to emphasize that LaTeX was designed to separate decisions controlling appearance separate from the content of a document.  Appearance is controlled by the document class.   Many publishers provide
> latex classes adapted to the style of their journals.   Users who are familiar with WSIWYG document preparation systems often end up fighting with the basic classes (article, book, or report) to mimic a particular style because they don't realize that the publisher provides a LaTeX class that uses widely available fonts to authors while internally they may use a different version of the class or translate LaTeX to some proprietary formatting engine.

this is very used in the mathematic community, where LaTeX is used
(and mandatory, actually).

One of the pro for LaTeX is the possibility to write something else
than just  text, like music scores (MusiXTeX) or chemical formula


Vincent Torri

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