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LaTeX on the iPad [Ask AstroBetter]

3 Feb 2012, 12:30 UTC
LaTeX on the iPad [Ask AstroBetter]
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K asks: Any way to mark up text with Latex on the iPad? Or any other tablet? Without internet access (on an airplane)? I’m spending a lot of time on days-long international flights, and in economy class the risk is too high of the person in front of me lowering their seat and encountering my [...]

K asks:
Any way to mark up text with Latex on the iPad? Or any other tablet? Without internet access (on an airplane)? I’m spending a lot of time on days-long international flights, and in economy class the risk is too high of the person in front of me lowering their seat and encountering my laptop at a right angle, so I was thinking maybe a tablet would let me get some work done on the plane.
Stay tuned for a guest post about how to minimize your time in cattle class, but in the meantime, the iPad LaTeX solution I’ve converged on is Textastic ($10). Most importantly for me are 1) syntax highlighting and 2) Dropbox integration. The syntax highlighting is crucial for being able to easily wade through and work within all the markup. And Dropbox is the best way to get ...

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