HTML version Note: This version is out of date because the converter is broken.
LaTeX version requires the following files:
unzip primer latex primer bibtex primer latex primer latex primer topostscript primer ps2pdf primer.psThat gives primer.pdf. Note that you can use the two scripts topostscript to convert the dvi to postscript and ps2pdf to convert the postscript to PDF. They are in the zip file and in my toolkit. The zip file also contains a script named 'mkprimer' which does the above.
This document was originally written in LaTeX. If you would like to make derivatives of the Primer, such as translations to other languages, please start from the LaTeX source so that it can easily be manipulated and corrected later. People interested in translating the Primer to other languages should please contact me beforehand. If you have made a translation and I personally approve it then I will make a link from here to it for you.
Using the programs mksubbib/ subbib.bst, I made a bibtex database for the references, primer.bib, but you can also use the primer.bbl.
RTF version EXPERIMENTAL!! The conversion uses latex2rtf
If you would like more information about information theory you can explore my web site. You may also find this resource particularly useful:
If you were directed here from another web site, you may find the paper on the
Evolution of Biological Information
origin: 1999 Feb 09
updated: 2018 Apr 04: add tinyurl.com/infoprimer