- A Gentle Introduction to TeX (pdf)
- Emacs manual
- HTML quick introduction
- Much more about HTML and
- The Java API
- The Java Tutorial from Sun
- The Java 1.1 API
- Programming in Perl/Tk
- Cygwin: A Linux-like
environment for M$ Windows
- Cygwin provides a huge number of software packages from the Linux
you probably do
not want to install everything.
- Quickstart instructions: Follow the link and
download setup.exe. Run setup.exe and make the appropriate choices on
the following screens. Next the package list should appear. For a
minimal programming environment, choose the Base and Devel
collections, and choose your favorite editor from the Editors
- We have put together a CD that lets you run cygwin on a windows
computer without installing cygwin. The applications you might be most
interested in are the X server and ssh, which let you run X
applications on remote computers, and connect securely via the
familiar linux/unix commandline ssh. To get the cd, download
cyglive_0.2.iso and burn it to a cd. To
use it, insert it in the optical drive of the computer, open it up,
and read the README file.
Knoppix with Maple 11.
Knoppix is a popular live linux distribution--if your pc will boot
from cd or dvd, you can run linux without permanently altering your
pc. This is a customized version of Knoppix that includes Maple 11. It
must have access to math.whitman.edu to verify licensing information, so
you must be connected to the internet. If too many copies of Maple are
already running (unlikely) you won't be able to run Maple. To use it,
burn this file to a cd and boot your PC from it. When you get a
desktop, click on the maple leaf icon on the bar.
- These will let you use
the encrypted telnet-like protocol to connect to the math lab and
other machines that support ssh.