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Department of Statistics


LaTeX Information

Dissertation Style Files
If you decide to write your dissertation in LaTeX, you have to adhere to the USC Dissertation Guidelines.  Pre-formatted LaTeX files are available at the Graduate School's Dissertation/Thesis LaTeX Guide page.  Please read each of the "General Information" documents and make use of the files provided.

Some Helpful LaTeX Sites The following are a few recommendations for those who are new to LaTeX:

  1. LaTeX Primer. An introduction to LaTeX.
  2. The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX 2e.  A well-regarded introductory manuscript.
  3. A Short Course in LaTeX.  An excerpt from a longer book called More Math into LaTeX (see examples here) by George Gratzer.
  4. A Guide to Latex. A printed book reference for beginners.
  5. For running LaTeX on your Windows machine, the best options would be to download MikTeX and use WinEdt or WinShell as an editor.
  6. The LaTeX Companion, Second edition. For the advanced user. At over 1000 pages, it covers everything.
  7. Comprehensive TeX Archive Network. The place where all contributed packages are stored. For advanced users only.