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jaymax
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Is LaTeX automatically installed with TeX

Postby jaymax » Thu Feb 01, 2024 9:24 pm

Newbie:
I have installed a TeX package from CTAN
[b]Tex -v[/b]

TeX 3.141592653 (TeX Live 2023)
kpathsea version 6.3.5
Copyright 2023 D.E. Knuth.

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[b]Texdoc -V[/b]

Texdoc 4.0.1 (2023-02-27
)
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[b]latex -v[/b]

returns ==>
pdfTeX 3.141592653-2.6-1.40.25 (TeX Live 2023)
kpathsea version 6.3.5
Copyright
...
.....
....
Primary author of pdfTeX: Han The Thanh (pdfTeX) et al.
Compiled with libpng 1.6.39; using libpng 1.6.39
Compiled with zlib 1.2.13; using zlib 1.2.13
Compiled with xpdf version 4.04

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Several LaTex cmd seems to be unavailable
including the LaTex logo from
\LaTEX


Please advise - Thanks!

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Stefan Kottwitz
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Is LaTeX automatically installed with TeX

Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Thu Feb 01, 2024 10:02 pm

Hello Jaymax,

welcome to the forum!

I have installed a TeX package from CTAN


How did you do this? I install TeX using a TeX distribution such as TeX Live, MiKTeX, or Linux OS repositories, and LaTeX is included. I use CTAN for specific packages and updates.

Stefan
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jaymax
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Is LaTeX automatically installed with TeX

Postby jaymax » Fri Feb 02, 2024 12:49 pm

Hi Stefan,
Probably just an assumption then.
Attached is the README and a html file from the distro that may cast some light on the topic. Original HTML file "LaTeX file info" converted to pdf forma
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jaymax
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Is LaTeX automatically installed with TeX

Postby jaymax » Sat Feb 03, 2024 1:13 pm

The base installation is TeX Live [2023]
As mentioned earlier
C:\>Latex -version
pdfTeX 3.141592653-2.6-1.40.25 (TeX Live 2023)
kpathsea version 6.3.5
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Primary author of pdfTeX: Han The Thanh (pdfTeX) et al.
Compiled with libpng 1.6.39; using libpng 1.6.39
Compiled with zlib 1.2.13; using zlib 1.2.13
Compiled with xpdf version 4.04
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Is LaTeX and pdfTeX the same?

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Is LaTeX automatically installed with TeX

Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Sat Feb 03, 2024 2:22 pm

jaymax wrote:Is LaTeX and pdfTeX the same?


pdfTeX is the engine, or compiler, and LaTeX is the format, simply said more macros.

pdfTeX would be run with the LaTeX format; that's then called pdfLaTeX.

In your editor, make sure you choose pdfLaTeX as the compiler or run pdflatex at the command line.

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