Posted by: Anonymous
on August 21, 2008 09:06 PM
I second this, especially for engineering students. You might manage to get by without using it as an undergrad, but if you continue to grad school chances are you'll have an advisor that requires any publications (master's thesis, doctoral dissertation) to be written with LaTeX. Luckily as an undergrad I was already using Linux almost exclusively so I had become familiar with using OOo Math syntax (which is so very much simpler than Word's equation editor), so it was a pretty simple transition to LaTeX.