The most frustrating experience with latex on linux is the management of packages. I want to use Latex but I don't have the time/energy to manually install every package or figure out how to get tlmgr to work.

On Windows texworks installs packages automatically, but on ubuntu it doesn't.

Is there an IDE for ubuntu that will install packages automatically without me having to go through more than the most rudimentary of installation procedures?

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    are you sure it is texworks doing the auto-install (rather than miktex) but unless you are very short of space why not just do a full install originally that is simpler than trying to install everything on demand as is the usual way with texlive, even on windows. – David Carlisle Oct 21 '16 at 13:11
  • @DavidCarlisle I was hoping to avoid a full install but I guess it's the best solution I've come across so far. Thanks. – quant Oct 21 '16 at 13:12
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    There is no “auto install” feature on Unix systems, unlike the one in MiKTeX. Just install the whole TeX Live and live happier. – egreg Oct 21 '16 at 13:15

Unfortunately, there´s no IDE with automatic package installation under Linux. If you want, install texlive-full once and you´ll have no problems in the future. In ubuntu that would be done as follows:

sudo apt-get install texlive-full

This will install all the packages and will use quite a bit of disk space.

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