LaTeX collaborative writing with Authorea

Happy New Year to all! Authorea

For your first paper of the year, why not try one of the online collaborative writing tools? A few like ShareLaTex and WriteLaTex have been development specifically to write scientific papers. I’ve also more recently bumped into Authorea. Described on their website as “a spin-off initiative of Harvard University and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics”, this tool allows users to easily collaborate around a LaTeX document in a browser-integrated interface. The final documents can then be exported directly as pdf formated for various popular journals.

Here’s a quick video that nicely showcases the functionalities.

WriteLaTeX brings collaborative writing to LaTeX

Screen Shot 2013-04-16 at 5.15.45 PMA quick post about a recent addition to the list of online tools for researchers:

I’ve just added WriteLaTeX, an interesting online service created by two mathematicians: John Hammersley and John Lees-Miller. LaTeX is one of the few ways to generates good quality scientific documents, that easily integrates formulas and figures.  WriteLaTex is an effort to facilitate collaborative writing of scientific papers using LaTeX.

The service lets you create, edit and share your LaTeX documents online and for free. Open a free account and get:

  • Up to 1 GB storage space
  • Unlimited projects & collaborators
  • Private documents as standard
  • Dashboard to manage your docs
  • Save & Restore version history
  • Higher priority compiling

A full tutorial is available here.