MacTeX

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MacTeX Distribution
Developer(s) MacTeX TeXnical working group
Stable release MacTeX-2013 / May 30, 2013; 12 months ago (2013-05-30)
Development status Active
Operating system Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.9
Platform PPC and Intel
Size 2.3 GB
Available in English
Type TeX Live redistribution
License Mixed free licenses
Website www.tug.org/mactex/

MacTeX is a redistribution of TeX Live, a typesetting environment. While TeX Live is designed to be cross-platform (running on Unix, Mac OS X, and Windows), MacTeX includes Mac-specific utilities and front-ends. It is also pre-configured to work out-of-the-box with Mac OS X 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-2013 install package contains six subpackages:

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