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-Latex is a document markup language and document preparation system for the TeX typesetting program.
-Within the typesetting system, its name is styled as LATEX.
+LaTeX ( /ˈleɪtɛk/, /ˈleɪtɛx/, /ˈlɑːtɛx/, or /ˈlɑːtɛk/) is a document markup language and document preparation system for the TeX typesetting program.
+Within the typesetting system, its name is styled as LATEX. The term LaTeX refers only to the language in which documents are written, not to the editor used to write those documents.
+In order to create a document in LaTeX, a .tex file must be created using some form of text editor.
-The term LaTeX refers only to the language in which documents are written,not to the editor used to
-write those documents. In order to create a document in LaTeX, a .tex file must be created using some
-form of text editor. While most text editors can be used to create a LaTeX document,
-a number of editors have been created specifically for working with LaTeX
+While most text editors can be used to create a LaTeX document, a number of editors have been created specifically for working with LaTeX.
+LaTeX is widely used in academia.As a primary or intermediate format, e.g., translating DocBook and other XML-based formats to PDF, LaTeX is used because of the high quality of typesetting achievable by TeX.
+The typesetting system offers programmable desktop publishing features and extensive facilities for automating most aspects of
+typesetting and desktop publishing, including numbering and cross-referencing, tables and figures, page layout and bibliographies.
-For Linux/Unix we use texlive packages for using Latex.
+To compile a tex file you have all the essential latext binaries installed in the system -
+
+For linux you can opt for texlive packages, the textlive package is a vast repository having many latex/tex processing elements. So make sure
+to install all the package of texlive.
+
+Once you have the requisite packages installed you can compile the .tex file using the following command.
+
+1. Using dvidf and latex
+
+Compile the initial .tex file using -
+
+latex <filename>.tex
+
+The above will generate a dvi (Device Independent) file that you can use with any document viewer.
+
+Depending on your need you cna generate ps (Post Script) or pdf (Portable Document format) using dvi tools
+
+dvips <filename>.dvi
+
+#The above will generate a ps file using the initially compile dvi file.
+
+dvipdf <filename>.dvi
+
+#The above will generate a pdf file using the initially compile dvi file.
+
+
+2. Using pdftex .
+
+If you directly want to generate a pdf wihout going into the hassle of creating a dvi then you can use the pdftex
+tool for your need.
+
+pdftex <filename>.tex
+
+The above will directly generate a pdf file.
+
+Note- Several log and other files are also generated using the tex processing tools.
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