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LaTeX
Original author(s)  Leslie Lamport 

Platform  Crossplatform 
Type  Typesetting 
License  LaTeX Project Public License (LPPL) 
Website  www.latexproject.org 
LaTeX is used for making mathematical formulas for some articles on Wikipedia, in addition to being used within academic circles.
The writer types their article into a plain text document. A plain text document cannot have styled text, like bold or italic. When the writer wants to write styled text, they use computer commands. For example, the command for bold text is \textbf{This text is bold}.
After the writer is finished writing the article, they tell LaTeX to read the document. After LaTeX is done, LaTeX makes a file that can be printed. The command \textbf{This text is bold} would print as This text is bold.
LaTeX was first made in the early 1980s by Leslie Lamport at SRI International, who published its first manual in 1986.^{[1]} The current version is LaTeX2e (styled ), which has been active since 1994.^{[2]}
Example
The example below shows the LaTeX input and its corresponding output:
Academic contributions to LaTeX
In order to support mathematical typesetting, the American Mathematical Society (AMS) has made the AMSLaTeX package.^{[3]} AMS also founded MathJax, a Javascript extension to display mathematical formulas on web browsers, with the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.^{[4]}
Related pages
 Acaric (Developer of Cloud LaTeX)
 Beamer (LaTeXbased presentation software)
 CTAN (One of the largest LaTeXrelated website)
 KaTeX (LaTeX for web browsers)
 SATySFi (A computer program expected to be an alternative to LaTeX)
References
 ↑ Leslie Lamport (April 23, 2007). "The Writings of Leslie Lamport: LaTeX: A Document Preparation System". Leslie Lamport's Home Page. http://research.microsoft.com/users/lamport/pubs/pubs.html#latex. Retrieved 20110817.
 ↑ "The Definitive, NonTechnical Introduction to LaTeX, Professional Typesetting and Scientific Publishing" (in enUS). 20190701. https://mathvault.ca/latexguide/#Introducing_LaTeX_and_its_Strengths.
 ↑ Grätzer, G. (2013). Math into LATEX: An introduction to LATEX and AMSLATEX. Springer Science & Business Media.
 ↑ "MathJax: About Us" (in en). 20200807. https://www.mathjax.org/#about.
Further reading
 Van Dongen, M. R. (2012). LATEX and Friends. Springer Science & Business Media.
 Grätzer, G. (2014). Practical LaTeX. Springer.
 Datta, D. (2017). LaTeX in 24 Hours: A Practical Guide for Scientific Writing. Springer.
