(Right-click and choose “Save Link Target As...” or shift-click to download these files.)
a LaTeX file that you can use to write your senior thesis proposal.
Download it, edit it to change the sample text to what you want it to
say, and compile (or “TeX”) it.
to create the necessary directories in your home directory and set the permissions correctly.
After that, you will need to edit the
you will find in
~/public_html/thesis and change the
information in that page to match your information. You will also
need to supply a JPEG image of yourself called
mugshot.jpg and put a copy of your thesis proposal in
PDF in the directory, renaming it to
username is your username on the math cluster and
year is the year you will be submitting your final thesis (i.e., for the year 2006–2007,
year should be
You can download the template,
webtemplate.html, and save it
Then edit the file as appropriate, copy and rename your proposal as above, and add a photograph of yourself.
In order to view your page in a web browser, you'll need to make
sure that the Unix permissions are set correctly. Directories should
be set to 755 (
directory, as in
chmod 755 ~/public_html. File
permissions are set the same way, but they should be set to 644.
Your home directory is a special case. Because you probably don't
want random people able to be able to see the files and directories at
the top level of your home directory, you need to set the permissions
to 711 (
chmod 711 ~.)
The script mentioned in the Easy Way section does all the listed here for you, except for adding your personal information to the template, adding your picture, and copying your proposal.
Don't use the sample thesis/Clinic report as the basis of
your thesis. Instead, use the
file, which can be copied to a directory in your home directory from
If you're planning on working on your own machine (remember, your
thesis must compile on our systems to be accepted!), you
can download the LaTeX document-class file package from the thesis class page as
tar or ZIP file. The archive includes
Presentation Days Poster
The HMC Poster Class page includes information on
obtaining and using the
hmcposter LaTeX document class
for producing a poster for display during Presentation Days. That
page also includes pointers to the LaTeX source for sample posters
that you can use to guide you when creating your own poster.