• Posted by Joseph on March 15, 2021

    This is a guest blog post by Joseph Wright, creator of the learnlatex.org site. Joseph is also author of the Some TeX Developments blog, member of the LaTeX Project and active contributor on TeX StackExchange.

    Introduction

    LaTeX is a great system for producing technical documents, but as it is not a word processor, there is an entry barrier. In many ways, learning LaTeX is like learning a 'real' programming language: we have input ('code') and run ('compile') to get output. It's not surprising, therefore, that we might look at how people learn those 'real' programming languages and want to provide similar tools. A quick search will show that while books remain important resources, interactive web-based training is the first contact many users have with a whole range of programming tools. The learnlatex.org project was born out of the desire to provide the same easy-to-access approach for LaTeX beginners.

  • Posted by Lars Christian Jensen, Department of Design and Communication, University of Southern Denmark on March 21, 2018

    In this Guest Post, Lars Christian Jensen of the Department of Design and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark shares his insight and experience of using LaTeX within the humanities and offers some helpful guidance for encouraging colleagues and co-authors to give LaTeX a try.

    Cartoon showing a researcher confused by LaTeX

    Image credit: Nathalie Schümchen

  • Posted by Natalie Jonk, co-founder and CEO, Crowd.Science on January 16, 2018

    Crowd.Science is a platform which aims to help academics raise the funding they need for their research. In this article, Natalie Jonk, co-founder and CEO of Crowd.Science, shares some valuable insights for anyone considering crowdfunding as a way to fund their next research project.

    The Crowd.Science platform home page.

    The Crowd.Science platform home page.

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