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MacTeX Distribution
Developer(s)MacTeX TeXnical working group
Stable release
MacTeX-2017 / June 4, 2017; 17 months ago (2017-06-04)
Operating systemMac OS X 10.10 - 10.12
Size3.0 GB
Available inEnglish
TypeTeX Live redistribution
LicenseMixed free licenses

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:

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