EdX LaTeX course update

I have nearly finished the course, however I seem to have gone past the deadline so my audit period has expired. I just need to complete the section on referencing, indexing and cross-referencing.

To be fair, I can do the above anyway, I do get a little mixed up on cross-referencing, so this section would have been useful for that.

I will get in touch to see if this can be extended for a week or so, so that I can complete.l

**References**

- IITBombayX: LaTeX for Students, Engineers, and Scientists
- EdX
- IITBombayX

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LaTeX : Course takeaway – Page Orientation

I am still undertaking the EdX LaTeX Course, however one of the useful takeaways so far for me is to use the pdflscape package rather than the lscape package.

I have made a video which illustrates the difference between the two.

**Video**

This is just basic usage but it should be enough to get started.

**Links**

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EdX LaTeX course

I have signed up to the LaTeX course *IITBombayX: LaTeX for Students, Engineers, and Scientists* [1] on the EdX website [2]. I have provided a link to university of Bombay for reference [3]

Looking at the course learning outcomes, I seem to know quite a lot already, however I need to improve how I organise and layout documents.

A while back I undertook an experiment on Acidity of Seawater and how this can be changed with eggshells. I want to go back to the write-up and make it look a much more professional, which I should be able to do with the help of this course.

Post for here

**References**

- IITBombayX: LaTeX for Students, Engineers, and Scientists
- EdX
- IITBombayX

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TeX Live 2023

TeX Live 2023 is should now be available. This is the latest release of the popular LaTeX typesetting system, software, related software, packages, documentation and other related materials and components.

Please give it a day or so, so that mirrors can be populated etc.

**Writing**

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How to write your homework using LaTeX

This is another video on using LaTeX to write documents. Should be useful or interesting to anyone using or considering switching.

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Typesetting Math multiplication

There are several different ways to express multiplication in Mathematics. As \LaTeX is (or can be) used to typeset mathematical and scientific expressions. The following may be useful.

In general we use the $\ce{\times}$ symbol to express multiplication, for example 12 $\ce{\times}$ 6

This can be type set using

```
12 $\ce{\times}$ 6
```

However it may also be expressed with * in which case we just use

12 * 6

In algebra, this can be expressed as:

AB

Where A is 12 and B is 6

However you may come across the use of a dot

12 $\ce{\cdot}$ 6

In which case we use

```
12 $\ce{\cdot}$ 6
```

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#LaTeX,#TypeSetting,#Maths,#Science,#Notation

This could be useful for typesetting the notation we used in the November stem group meeting for determining the speed of light

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Scientific writing

So carrying on with a similar theme as yesterday, I found an interesting article posted to the Fediverse looking at Markdown vs. LaTeX for Scientific Writing

So am sharing here as it may be of interest.

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Using LaTeX in Markdown.

There are a lot of platforms that use Markdown as the main way of helping writers format their text so it looks nice and conveys their message efficiently.

If you are a scientist, then you may want to include more specialist text, such as subscripts, formulae, etc within you text. Using laTeX is a good way to do this. Using MathJaX allows you to get the best of both worlds.

The article here How to use LaTeX in Markdown

Guides you through how to integrate LaTeX with Markdown.

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Debian Presentation updated

I have updated my Debian Presentation again for Bookworm (Debian 12). This has been pushed to the salsa repository.

I compiled this with

pdflatrex DebianBookwormPresentationMay2021.tex

Hopefully this is useful. Information mostly based on the release notes but also on other sources. In general I am on IRC as zleap so can be found on both OFTC and Libera.chat. I am also on fedi as zleap ( @zleap@qoto.org )

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