I've used LaTeX many times on Unix and MS Windows, but am sitting at a Mac (OS X 10.6.8) at the moment and need to latex something. So I tried installing MacTeX 2012. After the installation program runs, it tells me the installation was successful: but I don't see the program in the Applications folder (or elsewhere, not that I know where else to look). Does anyone know where the program might be or what I can do about this, please? (Possibly relevant is that I customized the installation to not install the GUI editors.)
MacTeX is not an application in the usual Mac OS X sense, but a collection of command line tools. Most people uses a front-end (a GUI application) such as TeXShop or TeXworks (there are others). You chose not to install them and so they aren't installed; they would be in
The tools are available from the command line (Terminal.app), with, say
However, while you can use TextEdit for editing LaTeX files, applications such as TeXShop make life easier: you don't even need to ever launch the Terminal. If you are used to the command line and, maybe, Emacs from it, then you're OK without GUI TeX applications.