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TeX is a typesetting program by Donald Knuth, used extensively in mathematics, computer science, physics, economics, and other fields. For a history of the development of TeX, see Just What Is TeX. Consult the TeX Users Group Web Site for additional information.
To use TeXShop, you need to learn TeX or LaTeX. The following books are recommended. The first, by the author of LaTeX, is short, and the other three are detailed and comprehensive.
- LaTeX, A Document Preparation System (Second Edition) by Leslie Lamport, Addison-Wesley
- More Math Into LaTeX (Fourth Edition) by George Gratzer, Springer
- Guide to LaTeX, Tools and Techniques for Computer Typesetting (Fourth Edition) by Helmut Kopka and Patrick W. Daly, Addison-Wesley
- The LaTeX Companion (Second Edition) by Michel Goossens, Frank Mittelbach, Johannes Braams, David Carlisle, and Chris Rowley, Addison-Wesley
A number of free guides to LaTeX are available. Two of the most useful are
Will Robertson wrote the following short LaTeX files showing how to perform common tasks. These examples may suffice for many TeX beginners.