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Old 01-25-2017, 06:09 PM   #1
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A good tex/latex editor in slackware 14.1?


Hi: I have slackware 14.1. Is there anything like an editor where I can type math simbols and these symbols are echoed as I type? That is, normally you prepare a "source" file and then some program translates my input chars into the corresponding math symbols. So, to be able to see what I have just typed I must first run that program. But perhaps I can embrace my input in some tags, say [math]...[/math] and immediately see what I type or perhaps even see it on the fly. Well, perhaps if not in the slackware distribution maybe somewhere else?

I know Donald Knuth created Tex. Don't precisely know what LaTex is. That's why I wrote "tex/latex" in the title.

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Old 01-25-2017, 06:13 PM   #2
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Lyx?
 
Old 01-25-2017, 07:21 PM   #3
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Thanks. I'm reading the wikipedia page and I'm downloading it from slackbuilds.
 
Old 01-25-2017, 07:41 PM   #4
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texmaker may also suit your needs. It is at Slackbuilds.org

You edit on the left pane, and you can see what it looks like on the right pane.

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Old 01-25-2017, 07:44 PM   #5
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Wonderful, I'll give it a try.
 
Old 01-25-2017, 11:08 PM   #6
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texmacs, too. http://www.texmacs.org/tmweb/home/welcome.en.html
 
Old 01-26-2017, 12:05 AM   #7
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Not a dedicated LaTeX editor here, just another emacs mode, but I really like my work setup anyway. I bind a key to compile function (which simply runs make), and use okular for WYG.

http://melikamp.com/pictures/screens...atex.png.shtml
 
Old 01-26-2017, 03:50 AM   #8
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I use Emacs with AucTeX and preview-latex. This lets you preview single formulas or every formula in a environment, section or document. The preview is displayed in the same buffer, so you have to switch between preview and editing.
 
Old 01-26-2017, 07:31 AM   #9
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kile rocks
 
Old 01-28-2017, 03:01 PM   #10
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I vote for Kile too
 
Old 01-28-2017, 08:09 PM   #11
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+1 for Lyx
 
Old 01-29-2017, 05:45 AM   #12
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Emacs + AUCTeX makes for an excellent (and very flexible) LaTeX editor.
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Is there anything like an editor where I can type math symbols and these symbols are echoed as I type?
There's a bunch of Emacs packages useful for LaTeX and mathematics (e.g., latex-math-preview, latex-unicode-math-mode, magic-latex-buffer, etc, available on MELPA), but also AUCTeX has preview built-in. I don't know how well it works though since I don't use preview in my LaTeX project (which is spread across multiple .tex and .Rnw files).
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I know Donald Knuth created Tex. Don't precisely know what LaTeX is. That's why I wrote "tex/latex" in the title.
There's some good discussion on that here.
 
Old 01-30-2017, 10:55 AM   #13
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Kile is really the best editor (if you don't need graphical LaTeX editing). TeXStudio comes a close second.

EDIT: if you need on-the-fly rendering perhaps LyX and TeXMacs would be your best bets.

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Old 02-01-2017, 02:50 AM   #14
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If you're comfortable with the console and familiar with Emacs or vi, they are quite powerful. Among the X-based alternatives I prefer Kile.

For a what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of software, I would definitely recommend LyX over TeXmacs. The latter seems pratically dead, and having edited a 500+ page book (originally written on Windows with Scientific Work Place), I am impressed by LyX's ability to correctly import and handle even such huge files. For fine-tuning and specialized needs you have to use LaTeX scripting directly, but LyX does a very good job for general editing tasks.
 
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Old 02-01-2017, 07:00 AM   #15
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If you will be using Tex/LaTex extensively you will need to learn to code directly in Tex/LaTex source. It is the fastest way to prepare Tex documents, and less ambiguious, annoying, with full control. My experience is ( a used a lot of) any Tex editor is at some point crippled, and finally only helpful solution is to read code directly. TexLive is now hugest free Tex distribution (about 3 GB or more), and it contains Texworks (source editor + pdf previewer) with forward/backward search - you can jump form source to pdf file and in reverse , from the pdf to the source.
 
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