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MacTeX Distribution

TeX Live redistribution

MacTeX Distribution Description
MacTeX is a redistribution of TeX Live, a typesetting environment. While TeX Live is designed to be cross-platform (running on Unix, macOS, and Windows), MacTeX includes Mac-specific utilities and front-ends. It is also pre-configured to work out-of-the-box with macOS as it provides sensible defaults for configuration options that, in TeX Live, are left up to the user to allow for its cross-platform compatibility.
MacTeX is packaged and distributed by the MacTeX TeXnical working group, a subgroup of TeX Users Group (TUG). TeX Live is distributed by the TUG, making MacTeX less a fork of TeX Live than a customised repackaging.
The MacTeX install package contains three subpackages:
* TeX Live
* GUI-Applications
** BibDesk
** Excalibur (a LaTeX spell checker)
** LaTeXiT (a LaTeX equation editor)
** TeX Live Utility (a utility to update, install or remove parts of TeX Live)
** TeXShop
* Ghostscript
A list below shows MacTeX Distribution alternatives which were either selected by us or voted for by users. You can filter this list by tags and platforms

Latest version of MacTeX Distribution is MacTeX-2017 and it was released on 2017-06-04.

MacTeX Distribution Alternatives

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