Wondering how I typed such nice-looking PDFs? The answer: LaTeX. (Pronounced either “lay-tech” or “lah-tech”.)

How much does it cost?    $nothing

Installation

TeX Editors

For actually typing .tex files, here are some recommended editors:

  • Windows: Russ suggests TeXstudio.
  • Mac: TeXShop is both free and good enough. I personally use Texpad now, and some like Latexian, both of which are $10 in the App Store.
  • Online Editor: sign up for ShareLaTeX.

Resources

Introductory Material

My main recommendations:

Some other useful resources:

& Language

Some guides I’ve written up:

Packages and other guides:

Troubleshooting