Ubuntu – Using latex in Anki


How do you set up Anki to use Latex equations on its cards? I would love to be able to use Anki cards to review maths definitions, theorems, proofs etc.

I really hope someone in this community knows how to achieve this. I have scoured the Internet to no avail, but I cannot find any good guides on setting this up.

Here is the Anki app

Here are some things I have tried to decipher:


The answer should include how Latex is set-up within the Anki app itself, as well as any Latex set-up that is purely Latex specific (if any).

Best Answer

  1. Install LaTeX

    • TeX Live: Essential programs and files support in your system

      sudo apt-get install texlive-base


    • TeX Live: metapackage pulling in all components of TeX Live

      sudo apt-get install texlive-full
  2. Start Anki

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  3. Create a deck

    Click the button Create Deck in the lower part of the main window and create a deck, in my example Math

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  4. Click the field Add below the menu bar…

    …and add some LaTeX, eg

    Does the sum below converge?
    [latex]\begin{displaymath}\sum_{k = 1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{k}\end{displaymath}[/latex]

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    and click Add and Close

  5. Click the entry Math

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    and you will see this

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  6. Click Study Now

    …and you have your LaTeX

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