[Blindmath] LaTeX on Windows

Michael Whapples mwhapples at aim.com
Mon Feb 1 12:23:16 CST 2010


Looks like a good solution. Any idea of which packages are in that? As I 
said particularly interested in a graphics package and beamer as well as 
tex4ht. Better if it were already in the distribution but I guess the 
advantage of that is I could prepare all removable drives before handing 
them out (if I need to install one of the packages I want).

Michael Whapples
On 02/01/2010 05:34 PM, Roopakshi Pathania wrote:
> http://miktex.org/portable/
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> --- On Mon, 2/1/10, Michael Whapples<mwhapples at aim.com>  wrote:
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>> From: Michael Whapples<mwhapples at aim.com>
>> Subject: [Blindmath] LaTeX on Windows
>> To: "Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics"<blindmath at nfbnet.org>
>> Date: Monday, February 1, 2010, 7:16 PM
>> Hello,
>> I don't know if you remember about the Summer University
>> event John Gardner mentioned about, well I will be giving a
>> workshop on LaTeX and would like some advice on how to set
>> up access to LaTeX for the students.
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>>  From the email I have just received it seems like students
>> will be bringing their own laptops and that software will be
>> installed on their laptops. My concern is that LaTeX (I know
>> of the MikTeX distribution for windows) is quite large and
>> depending on space available may take up near enough all
>> that remains in some cases (that would be the situation on
>> the windows partition of my laptop, I only use LaTeX from
>> Linux now). Now as this will be quite an introductory
>> workshop I can't imagine using all of LaTeX packages in
>> MikTeX (I think other than the core of LaTeX, depending on
>> time I will cover inserting images/graphs and possibly also
>> cover beamer). So can anyone suggest a smaller LaTeX
>> distribution for windows? I would also like to have tex4ht
>> available (or another LaTeX to mathml converter) as it will
>> mean the students can do a sort of checking of their
>> output.
>>
>> I can think of a couple of other solutions but these aren't
>> so satisfactory as it would be best the students work in the
>> computing environment they use and will continue to use.
>> Examples of alternatives I am thinking of is either
>> providing remote access to my laptop (eg. ssh) or have a
>> Linux LiveCD with all software required on it and use USB
>> memory sticks for the files they create to be stored on.
>>
>> Thanks for any advice. Those telling me I should use
>> windows more are probably right in this case, its just Linux
>> tends to meet my personal needs so much better.
>>
>> Michael Whapples
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