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In case you have a not of physical quantities, use the siunitx package: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} \SI{25}{\percent} of this bottle is empty. \end{document}


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LyX produce a LaTeX file and then call to pdflatex (or other compiler) to produce the PDF with this LaTeX file, so the results is the same. The point is decide if you are more comfortable editing directly the LaTeX source or the Lyx document. No doubt, LyX is much more attractive than LaTeX for novices because is a WYSIWYM editor (see Werner ...


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The sage math cloud (cloud.sagemath.com) lets you use the terminal, and it has git installed. You still should use another host like github or bitbucket as the origin repository.


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I think all the important points have been covered, but there is one more aspect I would consider when looking at LaTeX (or even a programming language, photo editor, etc.). "How important is the interface, what do I do if it dies?" In the context of LyX and LaTeX, LaTeX really just needs its compiler and some text editor, the latter we can be certain will ...


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Here is, I think, a fairly objective distinction between using LyX and editing LaTeX directly: LyX is very good at exporting to LaTeX. If you create a document in LyX with sections and theorems and equations then the PDF you create will be just as if you wrote it in LaTeX, because that's exactly what LyX did for you. LyX is extremely bad at importing from ...


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I always recommend that you learn the basics of LaTeX before you learn LyX. LyX will not save you from learning LaTeX so you might as well learn it well from the start. After you really understand what LyX is doing (through LaTeX), you might find you like it better than using LaTeX directly. This is the case for me. This is also why I don't think LyX is a ...


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LyX provides a more user-friendly front-end to latex. I find it more productive to work in general in LyX. However, by its nature it is not as flexible as pure latex. I do have to sometimes use LaTeXcode to achieve the desired results in LyX. That can be achieved either by setting things up in the document preamble or inserting latex code directly into ...


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Q: What is the difference between LyX and LaTeX? A: From the LyX website: LyX is a document processor that encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents (WYSIWYM) and not simply their appearance (WYSIWYG). LyX combines the power and flexibility of TeX/LaTeX with the ease of use of a graphical interface. This results in ...


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Okular to Kile navigation did not work for me on Ubuntu 14.04.1 in the above mentioned manner. Then in Configure Kile --> Tools --> Build -->"Select a tool" I selected all possible tools and where-ever Modern was available I chose it. Then it worked. Otherwise I have been struggling for two two days, it did not work. I must have wasted about a couple of ...


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Atom with language-latex and latex packages Available for: Windows, Mac, Linux While Atom is a fairly new editor and LaTeX support (through packages) is somewhat limited, it already has a very large community providing extensions through its highly customizable package system. Atom has packages providing Git integration, BibTeX autocompletion and many ...


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In kile, autocompletion inserts an "×" in all except the first argument (e.g. \frac{}{×}); you can jump to the next × using Edit->Bullets->Next bullet. For me, the keyboard short-cut for that (ctrl-alt-rightarrow) did not work (since the window manager uses it for something else), but you can easily redefine the short-cut by right-clicking on the menu entry ...



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