On this page you will find instructions on how to do all sorts of things. Everything you find here I have already tried with my own hands (except for the language section), yet the information here may become obsolete or I may have made a mistake. If you want to help these sites, then you can tell me about it by e-mail or otherwise.

The Philosophy Behind the Guides

I try to write instructions for things that are currently hard to find on the Internet, or on the Internet, but wrong. It is not my aim to provide some exhaustive study of the issue, but merely enough information to enable the candidate to master what he or she wanted when he or she began reading the instructions (for no one reads the instructions only to learn something in advance; we read them to overcome the problem we face).


The purpose of this tutorial is to explain the basics of LaTeX to a user with zero prior experience with TeX or other more complex software. Instructions try to be so that everyone really understands them, perhaps not too comprehensive. In the beginning, the reader is introduced to the necessary general basics of writing with LaTeX, and later the use for more specific purposes, such as writing mathematical texts, is outlined.

I expect you to pick up a mouse and keyboard while reading this manual, install LaTeX yourself, and try to create sample documents along with the instructions. For it is best learned through use.

Other tutorials in English can be found here, a list of symbols in LaTeX can be found here, or a search for symbols on Detexifywillhelp. Samples of what can be done with TeX can be found here, but also here.

Why is it worth learning LaTeX?


You don't need any prior experience with Gnuplota or the terminal to read this manual, and you can use Windows. Instructions will guide you through Gnuplots from the beginning to more advanced fads. It is brief, but I recommend, in parallel with reading the commands, to try on your PC - the instructions are so written.


Asymptote is a powerful program that can be used to create professional-looking vector images, graphs, or sketches. This is a sort of newer version of Metapost, which it closely resembles, only more straightforward to use. Using Asymptote (or Metapost), I created my sketches into a series of articles Alive Geometry. In the program you can draw 2D as well as 3D drawings, I'll just focus on 2D drawings.