texbook – The source of The TeXbook. This file provides Sources, /systems/ knuth/dist/tex/ Version Maintainer, Donald E. Knuth. Computers & Typesetting, Volume A: The TeXBook Donald Ervin Knuth, . A documentation for a program couldn’t be done better than Knuth does it for his. We::>ley Publi::>hing Company. Library of Congress cataloging in publication data. Knuth, Donald Ervin, The TeXbook. (Computers & Typesetting. A).

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Novice and expert users alike will gain from The TeXbookthe level of information they seek. The novice need not learn much about TeX to prepare a simple manuscript with it. Highlights for me included a selection of exercises that I could mostly accomplish, a perspective on how the interaction with the program is an iterative one, and a view into the wit of Knuth that is tthe plain fun to read.

TeX represents knut state of the art in computer typesetting.

The TeXbook

After your submission has been certified, it will be put into a queue of things for me to look at, and I will study it in due time. Christian rated it really liked it Dec 10, Ghe don’t really recall The TeXbook jumping from topic to topic. Knuth’s familiar wit, and illustrations specially drawn by Duane Bibby, add a light touch to an unusually readable software manual.

But for the preparation of more complex documents, The TeXbook contains all the detail required. Addison-Wesley- Computers – pages. If you want an in-depth understanding of LaTeX you can start somewhere else.

B Basic Control Sequences.

TeX software offers both writers and publishers the opportunity to produce technical text, with the speed and efficiency of a computer system Knuth warns newcomers away from the more difficult areas, while he entices experienced users with new challenges.


Knuth is known throughout the world for his pioneering work on algorithms and programming techniques, for his invention of the Tex and Metafont systems for computer typesetting, and for his prolific and influential writing. Professor Emeritus of The Art of Computer Programming at Stanford University, he currently devotes full time to the completion of these fascicles and the seven volumes to which they belong.

I went through every page very carefully rexbook introduced many refinements, which have made me extremely happy with the result.

Jan 06, Charles Greer rated it it was amazing. About Donald Ervin Knuth. Kristof Ostir rated it it was amazing Sep 20, Dozens of subsequent printings, including those of the Millennium Edition, were made from the original camera negatives, with replacement pages inserted when necessary but with kbuth original illustrations retained.

Want to Read saving…. Account Options Sign in. Roel Sergeant rated it liked it May 20, Since you are a LaTeX user, you may also read the documented source code of LaTeX, say source2e and classes document, and source code of any package you are interested in.

No eBook available Amazon. You have a typo “electric versions” should be ‘electronic versions’shouldn’t it. Susan rated it it was amazing Jul 02, Not something that just comes up on a random walk through the book store. I’ve been using LaTeX for about a year or two as part of writing reports in university and want to gain a more in-depth understanding of how it works I’m a computer science student.

Computers & Typesetting, Volume A: The TeXBook

This is especially true of Volume B, because important updates to the TeX software that were made in and have never before been available in print. TeX software offers both writers and publishers the opportunity to produce technical text of all kinds, in an attractive form, with the speed texblok efficiency of a computer system. I’m now able to replace my personal desk copies, in which hundreds of handwritten notes had been scrawled since the Millennium edition came out, by fresh versions that are essentially perfect as far as I know.


Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The details captured in these METAFONT programs reveal many previously unpublished tricks that type designers have been learning during the past centuries.

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Published January 11th by Addison-Wesley first published Other books in the series. Aku membaca buku ini karena pada saat itu aku ingin belajar mengetik menggunakan format LaTeX. Chapter 18 for good style in the input of math formulas.

G Generating Boxes from Formulas.

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TeX represents the state-of-the-art in computer typesetting. All seven books are available from the publisher, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company. However, I didn’t read that book yet.