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    MiKTeX or LyX (or other one)?

    Dear all:

    As the title says: what system would you use to create mathematical documents with a level of papers/books? Which one is more complete? Which one is more friendly, clear, easy-to-use, etc.?
    Do you have to have some special program to use either? Do you have to have some special program to create documents or can I create documents with regular PDF viewer and/or with Ghostscript or GSview (or anything else)? Or would I need to purchase some special addition to this free-downloadable programs in order to actually write (and eventually print) documents?

    Many thanks for any input.

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    Tonio
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonio View Post
    Dear all:

    As the title says: what system would you use to create mathematical documents with a level of papers/books? Which one is more complete? Which one is more friendly, clear, easy-to-use, etc.?
    Do you have to have some special program to use either? Do you have to have some special program to create documents or can I create documents with regular PDF viewer and/or with Ghostscript or GSview (or anything else)? Or would I need to purchase some special addition to this free-downloadable programs in order to actually write (and eventually print) documents?

    Many thanks for any input.

    Best regards
    Tonio
    I personally use texlive with kile/vim, as I run linux. If I recall correctly, Miktex is a latex compiler so you might want an IDE such as Texmaker. I would stay well clear of Lyx, it takes longer to figure out Lyx than to learn plain old latex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonio View Post
    Dear all:

    As the title says: what system would you use to create mathematical documents with a level of papers/books? Which one is more complete? Which one is more friendly, clear, easy-to-use, etc.?
    Do you have to have some special program to use either? Do you have to have some special program to create documents or can I create documents with regular PDF viewer and/or with Ghostscript or GSview (or anything else)? Or would I need to purchase some special addition to this free-downloadable programs in order to actually write (and eventually print) documents?

    Many thanks for any input.

    Best regards
    Tonio
    For windows platforms, I would use MiKTeX. The IDE that I use is TeXnic Center. The best part is -- both are freeware!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris L T521 View Post
    For windows platforms, I would use MiKTeX. The IDE that I use is TeXnic Center. The best part is -- both are freeware!

    Thanx for your reply and advice. What is IDE, anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonio View Post
    Thanx for your reply and advice. What is IDE, anyway?

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