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LaTeX

The department is offering an optional short course in LaTeX for those MScs who wish to write their dissertation using this programme. LaTeX is a document preparation system and document markup language. It is the de facto standard for the communication and publication of scientific documents. The programme is widely used in academia, but even outside of academia it is used increasingly. For example, interactive websites and smartphone apps are increasingly using LaTeX to generalise and simplify the writing of documents. Relative to other typesetting programmes such as Word, LaTeX offers a number of advantages: 1) the visual experience of the reader is greatly enhanced, 2) the handling of bibliographic content is simplified using BiBTeX, 3) integration and communication with other programmes such as Stata is simplified. For example, it is possible to automatically import a table of results generated in Stata.

Students wishing to write up their dissertation using LaTeX will be able to add knowledge of this software to their CVs. The course will be given by
Dr Christian Soegaard and will consist of four hours. The syllabus is as follows:

Lecture 1: Installing LaTeX, starting a document, and typing math. This lecture will also discuss the advantages/disadvantages of using LaTeX.
Lecture 2: Creating tables, and importing figures from other software.
Lecture 3: Using BiBTeX to create a bibliography, and getting your literature review started.
Lecture 4: Using the Warwick template for writing up the dissertation.

Places will be limited to 38 students per group. Please sign up for ONE group only using the link below:

Group 1
Lecture 1: Monday 18th May 2015: 11.00-12.00pm - Room R0.39 (Ground Floor, Library) (slides)
Lecture 2: Tuesday 19th May 2015: 11.00-12.00pm - Room R0.39 (Ground Floor, Library)
Lecture 3: Wednesday 20th May 2015: 12.00-1.00pm - Room R0.39 (Ground Floor, Library)
Lecture 4: Friday 22nd May 2015: 12.00-1.00pm - Room R0.39 (Ground Floor, Library)

or
Group 2
Lecture 1: Monday 18th May 2015: 12.00-1.00pm - Room R0.39 (Ground Floor, Library) (slides)
Lecture 2: Tuesday 19th May 2015: 12.00-1.00pm - Room R0.39 (Ground Floor, Library)
Lecture 3: Wednesday 20th May 2015: 1.00-2.00pm - Room R0.39 (Ground Floor, Library)
Lecture 4: Friday 22nd May 2015: 1.00-2.00pm - Room R0.39 (Ground Floor, Library)

Files for:
warwickthesis.tex
warwickthesis.sty
refs.bib
crestfullcolour
Research Proposal 1
Research Proposal 2