Boy, did I goof! You'll find that I do that a lot, embarassingly. Hopefully you don't hate me too much.

So, people have been having a lot of trouble with the LaTeX thing. Compiling errors, problems with the different programs they're using all behaving kind of wacky. I didn't realize some of these tools were so ridiculously dumb.

So, you know what? Forget it. You're all going to become hardcore LaTeX users. We're going to do this stuff from the command line, like real computer scientists.

From now on, I'm only going to be fixing problems if you're doing things this way. It's the only way I can handle the flurry of emails. LaTeX has taken too many years off my life already. So do things this way, or you're on your own.



If you're on Windows:
  1. Download and install MiKTeX from http://miktex.org/2.8/setup
  2. Follow the installation instructions
  3. MiKTeX comes with TeXworks. If you want to use an editor, open your file in TeXworks, and hit Ctrl+T to compile the document.
  4. Make sure the library files mac.tex, etc are in the same directory as your homework file.
  5. Make sure your \input commands look like:
    \input mac.tex
    \input mathmac.tex
    \input prooftree.tex.
    You SHOULDN'T need to include the full path. You SHOULDN'T have any trouble with spaces in directories (though it's good practice to avoid them... they're annoying!)


If you're on Mac:
  1. Install teTeX via Macports, or Fink
  2. Make sure the library files mac.tex, etc are in the same directory as your homework file.
  3. Open a command prompt, navigate to the directory containing your files, and type in "pdflatex YOURFILE.tex"
  4. Make sure your \input commands look like: \input mac.tex, \input mathmac.tex, \input prooftree.tex. You SHOULDN'T need to include the full path.
  5. A PDF should appear in that directory.


If you're on Linux:

Install whatever LaTeX distribution your distro supports (if you're using Linux, you should know this!) using whatever package manager your distro supports (again, you should know this!)
For example, Ubuntu supports texLive, so 'sudo apt-get install texlive' will install it on your system.
Make sure your \input commands look like: \input mac.tex, \input mathmac.tex, \input prooftree.tex. You SHOULDN'T need to include the full path,
At the command prompt, go to the directory containing your files, type in "pdflatex YOURFILE.tex
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