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Error: pgfplots colorbrewer

I am trying to use the new colorbrewer library and get the following error: Error: I do not know the key '/pgfplots/colormap/YlOrBr' and I am going to ignore it. \documentclass{standalone} ...
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Using Texmaker and Tex Live

I am new to LaTex but I study chemistry and I am looking for alternatives to word, openoffice writer, libreoffice writer... MiKTex would not install on my computer and I instead installed Tex Live on ...
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Is it possible to install dependencies of a LaTeX document automatically?

Some of my bigger LaTeX documents have more than 20 packages from CTAN, on which they depend on. On my local machine all the packages are installed, but if someone else wants to edit the document and ...
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XeLaTeX is not typesetting correctly with xeCJK after texlive update

After a tlmgr update --self --all two days ago, I have had problems with xeCJK with XeLaTeX. Some documents won't compile at all, and others have strange problems. For simplicity, I tried the ...
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Latex not finding 'mhchem.sty'

I just installed a new copy of latex 2015 from the latex site, i.e., not from the Ubuntu distro, and configured tlmgr. I'm getting an error that 'mhchem.sty' is not found however file is located in: ...
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Reading xticklabels from a csv

I need to display the labels in AgentTypesS column in my barchart. This is an excerpt from my .csv file (Yes, it is an uneven file) AgentTypesL, OriginalL, MergedL, DifferenceL, ...
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problems with moderncv after update

I am trying to install the latest 2.0.0 version of moderncv. I follow this guide, but since all .sty-files are already in the downloaded zip, I only perform the last action: cd ...
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TexLive on Fedora 23

I'm trying to use Fedora 23 as OS, but I'm in trouble as my .tex document isn't compiling. To be more precise, my document compiles great under my current setup on windows (TexLive2015, full-scheme). ...
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Can't find LaTex font phvb on mac

I was compiling a latex document on mac osx and getting this error: This is METAFONT, Version 2.7182818 (TeX Live 2015) (preloaded base=mf) kpathsea: Running mktexmf phvb ! I can't find file `phvb'. ...
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How to install TexLive on dualboot with shared TEXDIR?

Note: this question is very similar to mine, but the answer states I would recommend you to install the full TeXLive manually (i.e. not using the Ubuntu packages) with both Linux and Windows ...
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TeXlive Manager on Fedora

I've just installed the full scheme of TeXlive 2014 on a Fedora 23 x64 system. To be able to auto-install missing packages, I also installed texlive-texliveonthefly. When I use texliveonthefly it's ...
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How to load a .sty/.cls file automatically?

I'm having trouble with this problem and what I've read online hasn't been tremendously effective, primarily because the folders they cite don't exist on my installation. Anyway, I have a REALLLY ...
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Use custom font family in markdown with pandoc and Ubuntu/Linux Mint? [duplicate]

I have some custom fonts that I've installed on my system, and I'd like to utilize them when writing in Markdown. Currently I'm using pandoc and texlive extensions to convert Markdown to nice looking ...
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Missing endcsname inserted error

I have the following latex code which produces the error mentioned in the title: \documentclass{article} %\usepackage{flexisym} %\usepackage[T1]{fontenc} %\usepackage{array} \usepackage{setspace} ...
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How to refresh data in TeXLive 2013?

On TeXLive I managed to add my local directory texmf, but now I whant to make changes in it, like adding TrueType directory, where I store *.ttf files, so XeLaTeX can use them without writing the ...
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how can I include arabxetex to texlive package

I would like to install arabxetex package. I have already installed arabtex with command line sudo apt-get install texlive-lang-arabic. However I can't find a similar command for "arabxetex". Is there ...
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CentOS Latex - Install package manually (no tlmgr)

I've installed LaTeX via sudo yum install tetex-latex tetex-doc tetex-fonts and sudo yum install texlive tex-live-latex (of course removing one before trying the other. The installations work ...
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What is meant by a “portable” Tex Live installation?

Using the Tex Live installer, I can do a regular installation and a portable installation. In either scenario, I can choose the directories to install into. So, what is actually the difference in the ...
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In Debian, are there texlive-* packages that reflect the contents of the TexLive collections?

I'm using a headless Debian installation and I'm trying to install a subset of TeX Live that 1) doesn't have any of the graphical tools and 2) has only the collections I need. I'm able to do this ...
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How does the TeX Live Manager pick mirrors if none is manually specified?

I assumed that the TeX Live Manager would pick random mirrors if you didn't specify one (or random within the same continent or such). When I asked a question about this @cfr thought it would ...
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texi2pdf or texi2dvi in TexLive?

This question originates from my question on StackOverflow, available here: http://stackoverflow.com/q/34916057/5782687 The problem, it seems to be, boils down to TeXLive not including an executable ...
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How to resolve conflict between versions of TeXLive and pgf?

To resolve the problem I described here, I need to use pgfplots version 1.13, which required that I updated to TeX Live 2015. Doing so lead to a problem with the command \heightof as can be seen by ...
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mhchem wants expl3

I am on Ubuntu using TexLive and I cannot compile this .tex file: \documentclass[ letter, 12pt %% set default font size to 12 point ]{scrartcl} %% article, see KOMA documentation ...
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TeX Live 2013 on Red Hat 6.4

As many of you know, Red Hat 6.4 comes with obsolete version of TeX Live from 2007. Unfortunately, TeX Live is dependency for many important packages we use in the Lab most notably R-3.0.2. Could ...
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TeX Live permissions on OS X

So, after installing TeX Live 2015 (via the downloadable package) next to Homebrew, my directory-structure looks like this drwxr-xr-x 24 ec admin 816 20 Jan 20:58 | /usr/local drwxr-xr-x 176 ...
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package texlive-latex-extra not present in package repository

I'm new to LaTeX. I'm trying to use the package moderncv, but have trouble compiling. I get an error about missing etoolbox.sty, and from what I can read, I need to install a package ...
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Drawing a closed smooth line using TikZ, with cycle option

I need to draw a couple of lines in TikZ and some of those lines need to be closed. But My code compiles in one machine but gives an error in the other, and the only difference is the version of ...
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Installing with tlmgr without sudo; to ~/texmf

I installed texlive by downloading, extracting and running sudo ./install-tl. I want to use tlmgr for installing a package, eg jdoe@jdoe:~$ tlmgr install moderncv You don't have permission to ...
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Does texlive comes with documentations of packages?

So I installed texlive on ubuntu using: sudo apt-get install texlive-common There are many packages that have been installed with this command. But do I also have the documentation of these ...
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Windows, TeX Live and directory for personal packages

On Unix like system using TeX Live, the command kpsewhich --var-value=TEXMFLOCAL gives the path of the directory where to install homemade package. For example, on my Mac, I obtain the path ...
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New package submitted to CTAN, but cannot be found by tlmgr

I submitted a new package to CTAN days ago. I can find this package on CTAN, but my texlive installation cannot find it via tlmgr. How long does it take for CTAN new package to be installed in ...
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How to get with TexLive Windows/Linux same extensive verbose level as with Rubber?

If I compile the following MWE with Rubber under Linux (rubber --pdf VerboseDemo.tex) I get a nice verbose level including the HyperRef debug. However if I compile with plain pdflatex under windows ...
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TeXLive won't find files in $HOME/texmf

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 and was trying to get my custom styles/fonts and the like to work. As on all distributions before, I store them in $HOME/texmf, with a tree structure according to the ...
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I've installed TeXstudio through the software centre, but I want to install new packages. Can I install MikTex/TexLive on the side and have it work?

To elaborate: I'm using Ubuntu and installed TeXstudio through the software centre. It works fine and even lets me use a bunch of packages, but I want to use a package that it doesn't have. I'm aware ...
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Error 25 during equivs build Fake Packages for TexLive2015

According to How to install "vanilla" TeXLive on Debian or Ubuntu? Fake packages $ sudo apt-get install equivs --no-install-recommends $ mkdir -p /tmp/tl-equivs && cd /tmp/tl-equivs ...
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Permission problem when installing package from tlmgr

I migrated from MiKTeX on windows to TeXLive in ubuntu. At first I installed texlive-full from ubuntu repositories but I realized that I wanted to install more packages which isn't very convenient ...
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Sharelatex with texlive and special fonts

I installed the docker image of sharelatex community edition and installed texlive scheme-full with the tlmgr command within the docker container. When I try to compile one of my projects, there is ...
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How to install texlive on ubuntu and how can I locate texlive after installation? [duplicate]

Months ago, I successfully installed TeXLive on ubuntu 12.04. Weeks ago, I updated my system from 12.04 to 14.04 but my TeXLive stopped work. So, I tried to uninstall my TeXLive and install it again. ...
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How can I install newly created fonts?

I am using texlive2015 on Ubuntu 14.04. The distro is owned by root and I have to use sudo for such things as updmap. [I have another computer where I changed ownership to me, but the following ...
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Why shouldn't I use getnonfreefonts to install additional fonts? Why shouldn't I use updmap when installing or removing fonts?

This question and answer is a response to a request from Joseph Wright. Why shouldn't I use getnonfreefonts to install additional fonts? Why shouldn't I use updmap when installing or removing fonts? ...
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Cannot find ecrm1095.mf

The TeXLive 2014 was installed as I usually install them: Selected ADVANCED, then selected the collections Essential programs and files Generic recommended LaTeX recommended Windows only Graphics ...
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Installation of texlive-full on Ubuntu 12.04

If I install texlive-full on Ubuntu 12.04 using apt-get will I have the stable and checked version? or is there any security risk? should I avoid installing it?
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Chinese (ctex) TeX Live 2015 on Ubuntu

After update from TeX Live 2013 to TeX Live 2015 on Ubuntu Linux I am getting following error message: CTeX fontset 'fandol' is unavailable in current mode. When trying to use: pdflatex ...
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texlive packages to know? [duplicate]

texlive now has about 150,000 files, and thousands of packages. I obviously don't know the vast majority. I only know what I regularly use. A long time ago, the LaTeX Companion was my bible, but ...
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how to symlink a style file into subdirectories?

I have a project that comprises multiple sub-documents, each of which needs to be generated many times with small tweaks that need to be consistent across the document. Here's what I want to do: ...
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Tex Live 2015 on Windows 10: errors during update in Tex Live Manager

In a brand new installation of Tex Live, the first time I tried to update installed packages (a few weeks after installation), I got many errors similar to the following: fmtutil-sys ...
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Completely hermetic, local TeX install

I have an unusual situation. My deployment environment needs to place pdfTeX and associated files into a custom directory that is not known until deploy time, and changes from one server to the next ...
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Compiling with TL2015 doesnt work

I wanted to install TeXLive shortly. But when I start my TeXStudio Editor and I try to compile a minimal example, the following failure occurs: Prozess gestartet: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 ...
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Auto Package download for TeXLive

I use MiKTeX on Windows and quite satisfied with it. Recently I started switching all my tasks toward open-source alternatives, and in the course I would love to use Linux. But the problem is in Linux ...
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Under what conditions can I redistribute files from my local TeXLive installation [closed]

I created a Github repository called luatexminimal, to provide a minimal, barebones LuaTeX setup to compile PDF documents. I had to copy a few files from my local TeXLive installation to do that: ...