Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Tools for writing and publishing

For those of us who are serious about writing scientific work, LaTeX is an indispensable tool, especially if you are writing a thesis or academic paper. We can also draw simple figures using Xfig. When using LaTeX, most people would prefer UNIX/Linux. As Windows and laptops become popular, most of these tools are moving to the Windows platform. So now, instead of LaTex, we can use MikTeX. Instead of Xfig, we can try TpX. In fact, we now can use any drawing tool on Windows, and copy&paste it to TpX.