Lads and lassies ... anyone know where I can download LaTeX for Mac OSX? I would appreciate the very, very simple answer, you know, the one where I click the download link and LaTeX downloads to my Mac
Another question ... my PhD is in the social sciences and does not involve a lot of formulae etc. I'm currently using Word and I rely heavily on EndNote. Should I even be thinking of using LaTeX??
Thanks in advance ...
In short, both Word and LaTEX will do what you want. My experience is that LaTEX took time to learn and get proficient at (just like word did) and this costs time and can be frustrating in the short term but in the long term it has saved me serious amounts of time. I force any students I have to try and use it,after they are proficient at it they can use word or LaTEX. No students have switched back to Word.
If you're willing to learn and put time into it, then it is most definitely worth it especially for future publications. If you just need something to do your thesis and are not annoyed/frustrated with Word, then chances are you'll end up being annoyed at having to learn how to use LaTEX and its not worth it.