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RE: Writing mathematical formulas

On Sun, 25 May 2003, Hannu E K Nevalainen (garbage mail) wrote:

> > From: []On Behalf
> > Of Igor Pechtchanski
> > Just install TeTeX, cut/paste the above (from \documentclass{article} to
> > \end{document}) into a file called "aaa.tex", and run "latex aaa.tex;
> > dvips aaa.dvi".  You can then view the above with GhostView.
>                    -------------------------------------------
> >       Igor
> $ which ghostview
> ghostview: Command not found.
> $ which gview
> gview: Command not found.
> $ which gv
> gv: Command not found.
> $ which gsview
> gsview: Command not found.
> $ which mgv
> mgv: Command not found.
> $ cd /;find -type f | grep ghost
> ./etc/setup/ghostscript.lst.gz
> ./etc/setup/ghostscript-base.lst.gz
> ./etc/setup/ghostscript-x11.lst.gz
> ./usr/doc/Cygwin/ghostscript-7.05.README
> ./usr/doc/ghostscript-7.05/API.htm
> ...
> ./usr/doc/ghostscript-7.05/Xfonts.htm
> ./usr/share/ghostscript/7.05/examples/
> ...
> ./usr/share/ghostscript/fonts/z003034l.pfm
> ./usr/share/redhat/gui/postghost.tcl
> ./usr/share/texmf/doc/help/Catalogue/entries/ghostscript.html
> ./usr/share/texmf/doc/help/Catalogue/entries/ghostview-mac.html
> $
>  That was easier said than done... ;-)

Hmm, <>? O:)

>  Why not tell to use
> $ startx &;xdvi
> instead, which seems to be bundled within cygwin...

Well, for one, I use Yap (that comes with MiKTeX) as my dvi viewer, so I
wasn't aware that xdvi came with some Cygwin package (turns out it does:
<> -- whaddaya
know?).  Thanks for enlightening me.

So, if the OP decides to use LyX, he'll have XFree86 installed anyway, and
it would also make sense to install the tetex-x11 package and use the xdvi
that comes with it.  The "dvips" step may be skipped then, and only used
to generate a PostScript file for printing.  OTOH, if the OP decides to
work with LaTeX directly, he may not want to go to the trouble of
installing the whole X subsystem just to view the resulting file, in which
case installing either GhostView or Yap from MiKTeX would make perfect
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