Computers & Typesetting (Volume A: The TeXbook)
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Computers & Typesetting (Computers & typesetting A)

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TeX represents the state-of-the-art in computer typesetting. It is particularly valuable where the document, article, or book to be produced contains a lot of mathematics, and where the user is concerned about typographic quality. TeX software offers both writers and publishers the opportunity to produce technical text of all kinds, in an attractive form, with the speed an...more
Hardcover, Millennium edition, 483 pages
Published January 1st 1986 by Addison-Wesley (first published 1984)
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Charles Greer
One of my favorite tech books ever. The book is like Felini's 8 1/2, an self-referential and multi-readable journey through elegance in typography.
Buku ini lucu karena disertai ilustrasi-ilustrasi yang menarik. Awalnya aku menemukan buku ini di perpustakaan Matematika. Lalu berkat aku kenal teman yang anak Matematika, aku bisa membawa buku ini pulang. Belakangan baru aku menemukan buku ini di salah satu lab ku.

Aku membaca buku ini karena pada saat itu aku ingin belajar mengetik menggunakan format LaTeX. Wah, buku ini terlalu pusing untuk belajar, jika yang diharapkan adalah "how-to". Buku ini banyak bercerita.

Akhirnya aku bisa juga menge...more
A documentation for a program couldn't be done better than Knuth does it for his. Clearly explained and engaging.
Feb 18, 2009 Marius rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Perhaps Knuth concluded that there is no one good way of presenting the topics linearly, hence the many sections marked "dangerous bend" or "double dangerous bend", which make sense only on a second or even a third pass of the book. Thus, the exposition could probably be done in a better order. Well written and accessible nevertheless, this book is an indispensable resource for anyone hoping to understand how TeX (the program behind LaTeX) works.
"If you want an in-depth understanding of LaTeX you can start somewhere else. However, if you want to really understand TeX then there is no way to avoid the great Texbook..."
So hard to rate: an excellent tutorial, a wretched reference manual.
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Donald Ervin Knuth, born January 10th 1938, is a renowned computer scientist and Professor Emeritus of the Art of Computer Programming at Stanford University.

Author of the seminal multi-volume work The Art of Computer Programming ("TAOCP"), Knuth has been called the "father" of the analysis of algorithms, contributing to the development of, and systematizing formal mathematical techniques for, the...more
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