Install Cygwin and tetex
You can install all of the tex software through cygwin. Use the cygwin easy click through install wizard. Select all of the Publishing/tetex* applications.
|1.1 Install of tetex through Cygwin setup|
gcc and make aren't required for tetext but I use a make script to run tex. Install gcc and make through the cygwin installer.
Download my make script and example tex files
There are several makefiles on the Internet for running tex files into tex and then converting them into some output. Download the Makefile that I have in my link and you can simply type 'make' in a directory that has a collection of tex files.
|1.2 At directory, see makefile, launch cygwin and run 'make' at a directory with tex files|
Write a simple equation and convert to PNG
You will need to follow a three step process to in order to add an equation or pseudo image to your blog; write the equation in vim, execute the provided makefile, run the dvigif command. Enter this equation using vim.
|1.3 Equation in vim|
|1.4 Running 'make' and then dvigif command|
dvigif --png -T'6.6in,7in' b.dvi
|1.5 PNG image output after running make build on tex files and the dvigif command|
|1.6.a Tex source with various equations and pseudo code|
|1.6.b Output PNG image from tex source defined in figure 1.6.a|
|1.7 Source with pseudo code|
|1.7.b Output from pseudo code|
. Example Source - http://jvmnotebook.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/blog/LatexEquations/src/
CYGWIN_NT-5.1 1.7.9(0.237/5/3) 2011-03-29 10:10 i686 Cygwin
TeX 3.141592 (Web2C 7.5.4)
"The extreme Cerebral differs from other types chiefly in the fact that while his head is unusually large compared to the body, his alimentive, thoracic, muscular and bony systems are smaller and less developed than the average. The latter fact is due to the same law which causes the Alimentive to have a large body and a small head. Nature is a wonderful efficiency engineer. She provides only as much space as is required for the functioning of any particular organ, giving extra space only to those departments that need it."
--- Berlin Brown