Learn LaTeX in 7 minutes
Ernst Wit & Simon Wood
This tutorial assumes that you have installed MikTex, Ghostscript and WinEdt in your computer. If you have not done this, you can download the files right here:
Notice that after you run the MikTex executable (setup_miktex.exe), you first have to click on the option "Download only" in the Set-up screen. After you have downloaded the files, then you have to run the MikTex executable (setup_miktex.exe) again to "Install" MikTex. MikTex by itself is not very useful, and therefore we install on top of that WinEdt, a very friendly LaTeX editor. Notice that WinEdt is not freeware, but you can install it first, use it for 30 days and if you like it, ask Gordon or Dave for a registration number. We do encourage people to use LaTeX! Ghostscript is again freeware that you have to download and execute. It makes sure that pictures can be included into your article.
The LaTeX tutorial simply consists of a file called "learn-latex7.tex" that you should download below and open in WinEdt. It is in the style of an article and you should simply consider it a paper to steal LaTeX ideas from. Make sure that you download also "extendibility.bib" and "alleles-nonselves-rss.ps" in the same directory. After you have loaded "learn-latex7.tex" in WinEdt, click on the LaTeX button, then on the Bib button, then on the LaTeX button, then on the Bib button and finally on the LaTeX button again. Then click on the DVI button to see the pretty looking file.
Ideas for using the PROSPER class
Download WinEdt and MikTex as described above.
Then download the following example file, which I mainly borrowed from Norm Matloff (UC Davis):>
A Prosper Example File
If you want to see the movie within prosper (yes, a proud dad I am)
If you want to see how it works, then (i) Latex the file (twice), then (ii) USE DVI-2-PS in order to turn the file into a postscript file and finally (ii) USE PS-2-PDF to turn the postscript file into a PDF. NOTE: it doesn't work if you immediately do DVI-2-PDF (or at least not for me, anyhow).
Make some changes to the file and see how it affect things.
Alternatively, look at the tutorials at these three webpages to see what the PROSPER class can do for you.
A tutorial by Norm Matloff (UC Davis)
A tutorial by Rouben Rostamian (UMBC)
An article by Rajarshi Guha (PennState University)
This tutorial is for internal use of the Department of Statistics at the University of Glasgow only. The files "setup_miktex.exe" and "winedt53.exe" are not associated with the University of Glasgow or with Dr Ernst Wit. Copyright of these files belong to their authors.