I recently came across a program called TikZ, for creating graphics. I don't know how to install it! In its website I didn't see any instructions. Could any one help me? I am using Windows 7 Home edition. Thanks

  • There is no need to 'install' TikZ. Just write \usepackage{tikz} in your document. As you are new to it, you should have a look at A very minimal Introduction to TikZ.
    – Hackbard_C
    Aug 26 '14 at 10:00
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    Do you have LaTeX installed at all? If not, you will probably need to start with some general introductions to the entire area.
    – Joseph Wright
    Aug 26 '14 at 10:01
  • Well, you should install the surrounding LaTeX of course too ;-) Welcome to TeX.SX! anyway!
    – user31729
    Aug 26 '14 at 10:01
  • To clarify, tikz is a package for LaTeX and most TeX distributions contain tikz as standard. MiKTeX is a common distribution to use on Windows. Aug 26 '14 at 10:06
  • thank to all of you. I will start a research in this field.
    – E Be
    Aug 26 '14 at 10:08

TikZ is not a "program", but a package for LaTeX (and other versions of TeX). If you just want to create graphics and don't know anything about (La)TeX you should make yourself familiar with that (e.g. by reading the article about LaTeX on wikipedia).

If you are using LaTeX, you can use TikZ with


if it is included in your TeX distribution (which is the case for most distributions).

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