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How do I type the symbols for linear algebra on Ubuntu?

Are there any programs that use them? ( I understand this is trivial basket weaving. Whats the fastest way! )

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What do you want to do with linear algebra symbols? Make printed documents with mathematical content? Make content that you distribute on the web? Make presentations? Just draw the symbol for illustration purposes? Or type the Unicode character in any application? –  Gilles Dec 11 '12 at 23:56
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I suggest you to install TeXLive before.

sudo apt-get install texlive

and use some editor, texmaker, for example. After, you can look for info here TeX.SE

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Install LaTeX on Debian or Ubuntu:

sudo aptitude install texlive-latex-base

If you use Emacs, in .emacs, you could put:

(setq TeX-auto-save t)
(setq TeX-parse-self t)
(setq TeX-save-query nil)
(setq TeX-PDF-mode t)

Then, as an example formulae (the integral):

\(\int\limits_a^b {f(x)dx} = [F(x)]_a^b = F(b)-F(a)\)

Check out some stuff I've done. Also, check out the SX site.

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IMO you want latex which is the standard way of displaying math symbols. Try lyx

http://www.lyx.org/

There are other Latex editors out there.

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