What are TeX and LaTex, and where are they available at IU?
TeX (pronounced "teck") is a typesetting program that is especially useful for formatting mathematical, scientific, and academic texts containing complex equations, formulas, tables, and footnotes. LaTeX is a macro package that simplifies the process of creating document formats in TeX. Versions of TeX and LaTeX are available for Unix, Windows, and Mac OS X systems.
At Indiana University, TeX and LaTeX are available on the
Quarry cluster in the
For information about using TeX or LaTeX on the Quarry, view the
manual pages (from the command line, enter
man text or
man latex) and the GNU documentation (from the
command line, enter
info tex or
latex). Also, see In LaTeX or TeX in Unix, how do I create and print a document?
Note: Following a system-wide upgrade in December 2012, Quarry now runs Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (RHEL 6) and uses the Modules package (instead of SoftEnv) for manipulating user environments. For more, see Information about the 2012 upgrade to Quarry at IU. If you encounter any problems or have questions, email the High Performance Systems group.
Last modified on December 28, 2012.