Features at a glance
Key features include a mathematical formula editor, equation arrays, support of math macros, basic CAS (Computer Algebra System) support, equation numbering, support for custom matrices, algorithms and math macros, theorems, standard word processing functionality, numbered section headings, support for captions, subtables and subfigures, interactive WYSIWYG tables, character styles, as well as dedicated modules.
Additionally, LyX features support for a wide range of graphic formats, including Dia, SVG, EPS and XFig, support for wrapped tables and figures, support for intelligently floating tables and figures, image scaling, rotation and cropping, support for Right-to-Left languages like Arabic and Hebrew, SGML-tools support, FAX functionality, and text completion support.
Create world-class mathematical content, books and theses
The application can be used to easily and effortlessly create world-class mathematical content thanks to its built-in equation editor, as well as structured documents, such as theses, books and academic articles. Additionally, LyX comes with a wide range of templates that allows you to create ToCs (Table of Contents) and reference lists, letters, film scripts, theatre plays, and novels.
Under the hood and supported operating systems
A quick look under the hood will show us that the application is written entirely in the C++ programming language and uses the Qt GUI toolkit for its graphical user interface. At the moment, LyX is a cross-platform software that supports any distribution of Linux, as well as the Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems. For your convenience, the program is translated in various languages.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor on September 24th, 2014
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- This is an emergency release for OSX only. It resolves problems that affect LyX on OSX 10.10 (Yosemite) and, indeed, any program that depends upon the passing of environment variables to sub-processes. Only users of OSX 10.10 should upgrade to this version.
Application descriptionLyX is an advanced, open source and free document processor software that runs on many UNIX platforms, OS/2, as well a...