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Old 04-06-2003, 02:58 PM   #1
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LaTeX editor for Linux: Any Suggestions?


For Windows I used a program called WinEdt that had a graphical part that would let you click the symbol (summation, subscript, greek letters, etc), and the symbol's corresponding code would be added to the main code.

Is there anything similar to this for linux (redhat 8)?? If not, any that you would recommend?

Also-- any good DVI viewer, or latex2pdf program?

WinEdt had all of this combined into one program.


Thanks.
 
Old 04-06-2003, 03:46 PM   #2
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Use the SEARCH, Luke! :D


A brief glance on freshmeat revealed the following
links that you might find interesting.

TeXmacs
LyX
tex2pdf


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Old 04-06-2003, 04:30 PM   #3
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latex2pdf
man pdflatex

As for editors, I just use vi(m). LyX supposedly does a good job hiding lots of the supposedly gritty parts of LaTeX. I prefer to dig in...
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Old 04-06-2003, 04:32 PM   #4
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as for dvi:

theres a bunch of them, including xdvi

because of my printer situation, I convert dvi to ps (dvips) and then view that with gv (if in X)
 
Old 04-06-2003, 04:38 PM   #5
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Re: LaTeX editor for Linux: Any Suggestions?

for what you want, try kile.

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Old 04-06-2003, 05:30 PM   #6
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thanks

Thanks everyone. I think i'll give Kile a try.
 
Old 04-06-2003, 05:50 PM   #7
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i downloaded the source code for Kile here:
http://perso.club-internet.fr/pascal.../download.html

How do I go about compiling it or getting it to run? I'm using GNOME, and im very n00b.
 
Old 04-06-2003, 06:15 PM   #8
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umm, is it me...or is Kile KDE only...
; )
 
Old 04-06-2003, 06:27 PM   #9
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texmacs looks pretty good, i'd like one that shows the code, though.
 
Old 04-06-2003, 08:53 PM   #10
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I'm not quite sure what the problem is....

if it's that you can't see the result as you program it (which shouldn't be a problem- the idea in TeX is to worry about content, and let it worry about making it pretty), then one could just open a xterm and gv viewer on seperate desktops and use the magic of history to recompile the source everytime you change something and view it... heck, if you're lazy you could make into a loop and have it recompile it say every 5 min.
; )

if the problem is that you can't click stuff to insert symbols...then you're on your own. first of all, TeX (or LaTeX) objects are not that bizarre (\begin{table}...who would've thought) and also you could take the advantage of making new functions for things you use often.

cheers
 
Old 04-07-2003, 08:23 AM   #11
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I would definitely recommend LyX. It scared me a little bit at first, but once I used it for a while and ran through some of the tutorials, it made a lot more sense. Now I use it for practically everything! Makes my homework look really professional
 
  


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