What You'll Find HereThis is my attempt to record what I've
learned about various technical platforms that are necessary and/or
useful for being a professional mathematician. I learned most of
these things by word-of-mouth and copious internet searching, so my
goal is to put information here that "everyone knows," but no one knows
where they learned it. I plan to start with LaTeX and HTML
guides, but I may write something about computer algebra systems
eventually (i.e. once I've learned more about them).
am not an expert in the inner workings of any of these things!
However, I think that this provides these guides with a different
(and hopefully, more useful) flavor than other guides you might find
online. These guides are written by a non-expert who got these
things working and these guides are intended for non-experts who just
want to get things working and don't really want to put the time into
learning all the inner workings of these technical systems.
Because of my non-expertise, however, I will almost certainly not
be able to help you troubleshoot.
LaTeX GuidesComing soon:
How (and why) to get a local installation of LaTeX running on your computer
How (and when) to write your own .sty and .cls files
How to use BibTeX
HTML GuidesHow to set up a personal website on the University of Oregon server (by Katie Gedeon)
Other GuidesComing soon:
How to write your own WeBWorK problems