TeX (Web2C 7.3.1) 3.14159
kpathsea version 3.3.1
5.86, kpathsea version 3.3.1
Common mathematical typesetting and documentation programs.
LaTeX is written in the TeX formatting language.
It provides stronger formatting possibilities than TeX.
TeX instructions can be included in LaTex files.
Compiling with the latex command produces a TeX dvi file.
One can then preview the file on an X-terminal with xdvi or
create a postscript file with dvips or
create a pdf file with dvipdf (which invokes dvips and gs).
Instructions for Use
On the Suns:
latex, tex, dvips, dvipdf, and xdvi are located in /usr/local/bin
On the SGIs:
latex, tex, dvips, dvipdf, and xdvi are located in /usr/freeware/bin
dvipdf sample - creates pdf file for viewing and printing with a pdf previewer
Graphics can be imported into latex and tex from any graphics generating program (such as matlab,
tecplot, gnuplot) as encapsulated postscript (eps) files.
Line drawings can be made with programs such as xfig on the Unix systems,
Adobe Illustrator on the AML Mac G4, or showcase on the SGIs.
For information on creating TeX and LaTex files, all the compiling options
for the above programs, and other related programs see Documentation listed below.
Locally installed Documentation
Please put the following paths in your MANPATH & INFOPATH - How-to
man pages installed in /usr/local/man on the Suns & /usr/freeware/catman on the SGIs
for latex, tex, dvipdf, and xdvi (dvips manpage is obsolete).
Use -h option with program: for latex, tex, dvipdf
More informative are the info files in
/usr/local/info on the Suns & /usr/freeware/info on the SGIs.
After the INFOPATH is set they can be read with the command line info file (e.g. info latex) or
by invoking emacs and then selecting menu item Help => Manuals => Browse Manuals and finding the desired manual.
info exists for latex, tex, dvips, and web2c. If the path is not set or the info page does not exist,
the man page will appear.