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Hi,

I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right place but I was wondering if someone could give me some suggestions on what type of font is used in textbooks and stuff when equations are given?

I'm writing a report at the moment and would appreciate if someone could help me out. Thanks!
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LaTeX is a popular free program for mathematical word processing. You write things like

\int_0^1 x^2 dx = 1/3

and get output that looks like a book.
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It's the standard font that Latex uses. I don't know it's it's got a specific name, I think there are various different fonts you can have in Latex but almost universally people use the standard one precisely because it is standard.

An example of Latex would here here (I happened to be reading that page while browsing TSR :p: ).
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Thanks for all your suggestions!
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Imagine that you gave your Matlab program to someone. What instructions and advice would you give them about using it?
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What does everyone use to make LaTeX documents? I'm a n00b to it
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http://www.latexeditor.org/ and http://www.miktex.org/
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my dad downloaded a program called MathType that is really good but he had to buy it fom an american company
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Latex is a free distribution, so either your dad was unfortunately jacked by someone selling a free program (plenty of them about ) or he paid for some program which does a load of fancy things like shortcutting certain boring procedures, but then Latex Editor (which I linked to) does exactly the same. It's got button links for practically everything and 'predictive text'
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ok seeing as i dont actuaaly know what latex is i'm guessing it's something completely different that we have because my parents very rarely miss out on getting good bargains - see they spend a lot of time searching for cheapest stuff - hehe I'M CHEAP AND I LIKE IT ALPHA!! :p:
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Latex can do this. It's my typed up notes from last term for one of my courses (yes, I'm showing off :p: ). It's free, and all decent maths papers are typed up in it.
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well all that's kind of obvious but thanks i'll use it as a summary of the ground work for my 1st year high school end of term exam :p: lol
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seeing as your not scottish alpha (well u might be i don't know) u probably won't get this but if u have ever seen "chewin' the fat"

i'd just like to say "ooooooooo....fancy!"

i think all Scottish people will agree that I have rounded up this argument nicely!

p.s. not that it's really an argument :p: i can't even remember how this started!
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