For nearly two decades, I’ve routinely needed to enter math equations into computer programs for display.
I’ve used a lot of markup languages to describe these equations, but I’ve found nothing is as easy, beautiful, reliable, or comprehensive as LaTeX.
And even though you might not know LaTeX yourself, I’m pretty sure that nothing approaches its ubiquity either.
This article is a love poem to LaTeX, and a collection of resources to help you learn more about it.
If you don’t know LaTeX, and you ever put math equations into documents on a computer, I encourage you to indulge your curiosity!