I have been looking around a lot and haven't found anything which helps my scenario or thoroughly explains.

I'm trying to use LaTeX on my new, shiny Macbook Pro. I installed TeXStudio and the BasicTeX (https://tug.org/mactex/morepackages.html) smaller installation of MacTeX (because I want to keep as much of my hard drive free as possible for other things) How do I go about installing packages such as chemfig or feynmf or amsmath? (P.S. are amsmath and tikz pre installed?)

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    Use TeX Live Utility. – Will Robertson Aug 8 '15 at 12:00
  • Welcome! I'm afraid you are in for a frustrating time. Are you really so short of disk space that installing MacTeX is out of the question? Especially if you anyway need things like TikZ etc. You will spend a great deal of time this way installing things, figuring out what to install, wondering why it isn't working etc. – cfr Sep 8 '15 at 2:29
  • I doubt PGF/TikZ comes with the basic BasicTeX: that would mean about 10% of BasicTeX is saved for PGF/TikZ... – jon Sep 8 '15 at 3:33

The answer is Will Robertson's comment:

Use TeX Live Utility.

You should be able to access it from Spotlight or Launchpad.

I recently installed BasicTeX myself, and I'm fairly sure amsmath and mathtools were already included. I don't ever remember installing them myself, but my TeX Live Utility is listing them as "installed." tikz is not pre-installed.

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