Application name: TeX Live
Platforms: Windows macOS Linux
Developer: TeX Users Group
Division / Department: Department of Computer Science
Available to: Students and Faculty
Available in Labs: Systems Lab (Adams 203)
Linux Lab (Adams 204)
Big Data Lab (Adams 019)
Links: Official Website
Comprehensive TeX Archive Network (CTAN)


TeX Live is a popular TeX/LaTeX distribution. TeX is a typesetting system created by Donald Knuth and released in 1978. LaTeX is a collection of additional TeX macros for formatting documents.

For Mac OS X, there is MacTeX which comprises the full TeX Live distribution as well as some additional tools for using TeX on the Mac, most notably the editor TeXShop and the bibliography manager BibDesk. TeX Live can also be compiled and installed through MacPorts.