LaTeX is a programmable desktop publishing language that allows the user to do simply and rapid typesetting and document preparation system.
What is this? Edit
This technology provides a person with a simply markup language for inserting formulae, citations, bibliographies, and anything else you would need for writing an academic paper.
Windows, Mac OS X
Application in Innovation Edit
Innovation applications: (many, some, none)
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Applications in Efficiency Edit
Efficiency applications: many
It allows you to quickly input very complicated looking equations and citations into an academic publication. It allows for typesetting, organization and paper formatting.
Applications in Community Edit
Community applications: (many, some, none)
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Required technical proficiency Edit
Knowledge of this markup language. It is an entire computer language all it's own, and would require study.
Similar to / different from Edit
(Many educational technologies overlap in their applications. Are there any other technologies that provide similar applications? How do the features of this technology compare to those of similar or overlapping technologies?)
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