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LaTeX is a free and open-source markup language used in Mathematics and Statistics (as well as other disciplines) and was developed to simplify the creation of well-formatted documents with mathematical notation.

Using LaTeX requires a text editor to create a `.tex` file and a TeX distribution to compile the `.tex` into a formatted document. (TeX is another typesetting system that forms the basis for LaTeX.)

There are many freely-available text editors available. A few specific suggestions are provided, along with a link to a more extensive list.

- TeXworksTeXworks is a cross-platform LaTeX editor included in MiKTeX and TeX Live. If you've installed either of those TeX distributions, you should already have TeXworks.
- TexmakerA cross-platform LaTeX editor which includes a document preview feature.
- Notepad++Not LaTeX-specific, but a good open-source text editor which includes visual formatting for
`.tex`files. - Sublime TextSublime Text is a great all-purpose text editor which includes visual formatting for
`.tex`files, but continued use requires purchasing a license.

- OverleafA cloud-based LaTeX editor and compiler which allows for collaboration. Provides a free-to-use tier, with some functionality reserved for paid accounts.
- AuthoreaAuthorea is a cloud-based platform for collaborative academic writing which includes LaTeX as an option. A free membership with limited functionality is available.

- URL: https://kenyon.libguides.com/math

Subjects: Mathematics and Statistics

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