Friday, 15 August 2008

Open Source Alternative to Scientific Word for Latex Editing

Papers written on latex and Beamer presentations are becoming the norm of academic work. Although Latex is open source, it's cumbersome to learn for people familiar with what you see is what you get (WYSIWYG) software, such as MS Word.

There is a open source alternative to Scientific Word/Workplace ($535 academic version) for editing documents in Latex using a graphical interface, particularly useful for formulae.


Eric Rasmusen said...
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Eric Rasmusen said...

The website doesn't make it clear what Lyx is. Does it actually process the latex so you can see the output pdf files? When you type in command such as \frac{1}{2} does it show up like that, or as a stacked 1/2?