Introduction to LaTeX
LaTeX (pronounced “lay-tek” or “lah-tek”) is a document preparation system for high-quality typesetting. It is not a word processor. It a freely downloadable multi-platform program for creating scientific and technical documents and is the standard for professionals in STEM. Its purpose is to make it easy to write elegant technical documents.
To do this, LaTeX simplifies the process of creating such components as mathematical formulae, tables, and bibliographies. Almost all formatting and document structure is automatic, allowing the user to focus on content creation. At the same time, LaTeX allows fine-grained control over each aspect of a document.
Anyone can learn, and expert coding skills are not required. However, the better that you are at writing code, the easier you will understand LaTeX.