For Linux, you want to use Tex Live. I also like Kile as an editor. If you flew in here on a Mac, go to the MacTeX page.
TeXstudio is an integrated writing environment for creating LaTeX documents. Our goal is to make writing LaTeX as easy and comfortable as possible. Therefore TeXstudio has numerous features like syntax-highlighting, integrated viewer, reference checking and various assistants.
I discuss a couple of configurations that I'm familiar with. They're easy and simple, and they'll probably meet your needs. But chances are that if you look elsewhere, you'll find another configuration you like.
Sometimes, package files from CTAN consist of an. When I first encountered these files, I said, "Huh"? Essentially, the ins file contains all the package files you need and the dtx file contains package documentation.
There are many editors for LaTeX and I don't think there is an editor that fits everyone. It's a matter of personal taste. For this reason, I will show you how to get a basic LaTeX system running, so you can follow along with my tutorials.
Prepare to set aside at least an hour of your time to install LaTeX. You should also be on campus or using a high-speed internet connection, since you will have to download a large file. When you are ready to begin using LaTeX, you may find this website helpful: www.
If you run into trouble, visit the help section. LaTeX is not a stand-alone typesetting program in itself, but document preparation software that runs on top of Donald E. Knuth 's TeX typesetting system.
There are a few different programs available to do this depending on the operating system of the user. Aside from the back end software required to run LaTeX it is highly recommend that users install a text editor. A text editor is a frontend software that can be used to create.
If this is the first time you are trying out LaTeX, you don't even need to install anything. For quick testing purpose you may just create a user account with an online LaTeX editor such as Overleaf, and continue this tutorial in the next chapter. These websites offer collaborative editing capabilities while allowing you to experiment with LaTeX syntax — without having to bother with installing and configuring a distribution and an editor.