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Large datasets on CTAN

I've acquired a recent interest in GIS and do not know of much support in drawing maps/boundaries/locations within LaTeX. pst-geo provides some mapping features, specifically at the PostScript level. ...
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Emacs 24 with AUCTeX in Ubuntu 13.10

I installed AUCTeX from the Emacs package manager. Then I configured it by typing ./configure OPTIONS. It doesn't complain and I typed make and make install. I tried to open a simple LaTeX document. ...
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Installation of pythontex

I am trying to install pythontex on Ubuntu 13.04. but cant find the way how. Downloaded ZIP from http://www.ctan.org/pkg/pythontex. Tried to follow instructions but unfortunately something went ...
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Installing LaTeX on Macbook Pro

I have recently bought Macbook Pro and want to install LaTeX. I am using TeXstudio, but I need to install MiKTeX which I was using earlier in Windows. Please suggest what to install as an alternative ...
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Troubles with TeX Live 2009 and 2013

Well, before Christmas I was updating some software in my Ubuntu 12.04 installation, where I have happily installed TeX Live 2013 since last summer (I did it from an ISO image downloaded from the ...
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Multiple TeXlive installations

I'm using Lubuntu 11.10. I have TeXlive 2011 full insttaled. I've just installed TeXlive 2013 running install-tl script. Everything was fine. I choose the small scheme. No problem. So according to ...
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Errors using chemstyle in LaTeX [closed]

I am a total novice with no TeX or programming experience, trying to learn how to use LaTeX in general, but specifically attempting to use the 'chemstyle' package, so as to allow for automated ...
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`media9.sty' not found

I am using Texmaker and Gummi on Ubuntu 12.04. I want to embed videos in my PDFs and have downloaded media9.tds.zip, l3kernel.tds.zip, l3packages.ts.zip and l3experimental.tds.zip. I unzipped and ...
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neither TexShop nor TexWorks compile [closed]

I just bought a new macbook pro and transferred everything from my previous laptop here. Neither TexShop nor TexWorks can even compile the basic tex templates (such as article or amsart, the error is: ...
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Install ConTeXt manually without using first-setup.bat

For some reason or the other, when I try to install ConTeXt on my machine (Windows 7 OS), it gives an error as shown below: So I have tried and tried and tried and tried. You get the point. I was ...
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Need help to use “exceltex” to import data from Excel to LaTeX

I use LaTeX to create a book which will automatically add a data from Excel to LaTeX when I "quickbuild" it; I tried with package exceltex to do it. I already install Spreadsheet-ParseExcel-0.59 with ...
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Installation of packages for TeX Live 2012/MacPorts 2012_5

I have TeX Live 2012/MacPorts 2012_5 installed on my Mac using mac port, and I'd like to install packages (pgfplots) for it. How can I install packages for Mac Port TeX?
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MacTeX-2013 didn't install TeXLive 2013

I deleted my old TeXLive 2012 from my Mac (10.5.8). I downloaded the new MacTeX package and installed it successfully. TeXLive is found on directory usr/local/texlive/2013 BUT the GUI application is ...
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Installing miktex in windows 7 [duplicate]

I am facing problems in installing MiKTeX. My latest effort gave the following error log: MiKTeX Setup 2.9.3959 Report Date: Sunday, December 15, 2013 Time: 13:51:21 OS version: Microsoft Windows ...
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Texhash has no permission for home directory

I have recently updated TexLive through tlmgr. After that I got several errors when running LaTeX saying that some .sty file was not found. Those files exist, and when I run texhash I recive: ...
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How to fix set the environment variable Asymptote Ghostscript?

I have problem about install Asymptote and I fail to running file .asy like this error: How to fix location specifies the of Ghostscript and there are simple way to fix it ?
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Fontspec demands ifpdf.sty?

I am using Arch Linux, but I installed TeX Live from the network, so that I can use tlmgr to install a minimal set of packages that I can add to as needed. Here is a .tex file: ...
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Configure Latexmk in TeXworks for automation of bibliography compilation

I've been using LaTeX for almost four years now, so one could perhaps think I would know how to do this. But I don't. I'm at a complete loss here trying to get latexmk and, eventually, BibTeX to work. ...
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Install FontPro (Minion & Myriad) with a different bash than Cygwin

On my Windows computer, I don't want to install Cygwin. However, the Git client for windows and the MinGW compiler both came with a custom bash solution (MSYS & Git Bash respectively. Actually Git ...
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Determine full list of installed LaTeX packages in Ubuntu

Newbie here, just inherited a large (250+ page) doc written in LaTeX after the previous author left the company. Is there an easy way to determine all the LaTeX packages installed on my system? I'm ...
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How to add new fonts to MacTeX 2013

I know how to install the three adobe fonts: MinionPro, MyriadPro and MnSymbol in a Mac (OS 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9) where MacTeX 2010 is already installed. This can be done following the steps: ...
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TDS Problem - Root Direction / My Folder: C:\tex - Should work?

My Problem is that I want to include a stylesheet for LaTeX from my university. I have MikTeX 2.9 running. With MiKTeX Options I should be able to add a root direction, such as MiKTeX Problem ...
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Can't compile anymore after trying to install dsfont in MiKTeX 2.8 [closed]

I'm currently writing my master thesis with MiKTeX 2.8. Now I wanted to install dsfont. But since 2.8 seems not to be supported anymore, I tried to install the package manually. I downloaded the ...
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Force use of tex live in /usr/local/ instead of old copy in /usr/bin

The TeX live installation bundled with TeXmaker in ubuntu (Xubuntu 11.10) is ancient and was breaking the acronym package (and who knows what else) so I though I'd update by installing using ...
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Solid portable LaTeX installation [closed]

The MikTeX installation has a huge number of files which causes issues with my file system(bloats it). Is there any distribution that has a solid (and portable) installation so that essentially it is ...
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Conversion of .pl and .vpl files in windows

I am trying to install a type 1 font in MiKTeX, I use Windows Seven. I am using fontinst and following step by step the guide here ...
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Cannot install pythontex

I have been trying to install pythontex on Windows 8 (64-bit) with MiKTeX installed. I have tried running "latex pythontex.ins" from the directory but it doesn't work. I have tried using the package ...
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TeXLive PPA fresh install PATH

I want to install TeXLive from scratch on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, using PPA. In terminal I typed: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:texlive-backports/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install texlive ...
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Generating file associations on Windows Part II: DVI

This is going to be a simple addendum to my previous question (detailed enough I think, with image proofs) on how to set properly file associations on my machine; OS: Windows 7 64 bit Professional, ...
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Setting default paper size

I work in a company that produces its product manual using Latex and have developed standard ways of generating a .pdf document from a .tex file. One or two of us have installed the CTAN build 2013 ...
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How to install the chemfig.sty package under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I am using TexMaker on ubuntu 12.04 to edit my Latex-documents. Lately, I needed to create a chemical structure with 'chemfig'. However, this package is not included in the 'TexLive-all'-package and ...
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MiKTeX savesym package not found

Using MiKTeX 2.9 package manager (mpm.exe) I try to install savesym.sty. It is listed in the mpm window, I can right click it and choose 'Install'. But when mpm tries to install it aborts with a "not ...
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Installing MinionPro in TeX Live 2011

I am having great difficulty to install the font MinionPro in TeX Live 2011. I followed all the steps in the README file on CTAN, but I get the following error when compiling the text: Process ...
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Adding a manually installed package/program manual into `texdoc`

I have manually installed a package/program related to LaTeX (it's writer2latex aka w2l in this case). Is there a way how to make texdoc w2l open the PDF documentation of this package?
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How I do install context modules in the Windows distribution of ConTeXt?

I know this question almost equal How do I install context modules in the ubuntu distribution of ConTeXt, but I don't understand it and there are simple way install context modules in the Windows ...
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Molecular Biology and Evolution template - help fix bit rotted font definitions (and other things) [closed]

I am trying to get the Molecular Biology and Evolution journal article template to build. I have limited experience with LaTeX except as a consumer of existing packages. The linked zip file contains ...
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inconsolata bold on old ubuntu/precise/TexLive

I'm trying to use inconsolata bold in a pdflatex document. My system is ubuntu 12.04/precise and here's part of the TeX log with \listfiles: This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.10 (TeX Live ...
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How to increase TeX memory for LaTeX in TeX Live on Windows?

How to increase TeX memory for (pdf)LaTeX in TeX Live on windows (7)? I found a lot of usefull instructions to increase the TeX memory on linux systems or with MikTeX on Windows, but I still miss a ...
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Where is PATH modified to include /usr/texbin?

I've noticed that my PATH variable includes /usr/texbin, as it should, but I can't find any bash files that modified my PATH variable to include it. How did the TeXLive installation modify my PATH ...
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Can one install LyX without LaTeX?

I wish to collaborate with a LyX file, using the "track changes" functionality. The collaborator doesn't have LyX or TeX installed. They are using Mac OS X, and don't have room for the 2.3 GB MacTex ...
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Portable LaTeX system for Mac

So my MacBook Air broke down, and I plan to make use of the Macs in the university library to write papers. But the problem is: I do not have admin control there (so I cannot install anything) and ...
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How to set ConTeXt in WinEdt 6.0?

I'm very interesting ConTeXt but I don't know setting ConTeXt at WinEdt 6.0. You can see the screenshot, there is ConTeXt and “ How to setting ConteXt at WinEdt 6.0 ?”
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Installing Minion Pro on Windows

I have been searching on the Internet but so far there is no guide that works for me. I tried the one from CTAN, but there I have to run commands, and install the LCDF Typetools (which aren't ...
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What are the steps for installing 'xcharter'?

I would like to install and use the xcharter package, but am unclear on the steps involved. There are what appear to be instructions provided with the package, but I don't understand them. Is it ...
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Document class not available

I'm new to LyX, and using LyX 2.0 for Windows. When I select a template from "File"->"New from template" it shows a alert with title "document class not available" containing the text like ...
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Hebrew in Lyx with Ubuntu 13.10

Im trying to confing my Lyx to render Hebrew but I dont manage. I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 13.10, Lyx 2.0.6. I followed these common instructions , downloaded and installed the latest ...
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Latex on Linux: Path problem after new install of TeX Live

UPDATE: between the suggestions made in comments, and Andrew Stacey's patient walkthrough/diagnostic, the problem was eventually solved by correcting a faulty environment variable in the bashrc. It's ...
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Establishing a new LaTeX repository in the university

Since there is only one TeX server in Australia, I am thinking to initiate negotiations with my institution to host a TeX repository on the website of University. First of all, please give me some ...
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Troubles with installing vanilla [closed]

Thank you very much for your helpful guidance in "How to install Vanilla". I reached till "finalizing your installation" but when I enter "which tex" it shows /usr/bin/tex instead of /opt/texbin/tex, ...
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Installing garamondx font

I'm trying to install the garamondx fonts. Following the installation instructions, all this works fine: sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/web2c sudo /bin/cp -Rfp * ...