I want to download the tikz package for a beamer presentation in order to create a pop-up effect.

Although i searched for the package in the texlive manager, i can't find any package with exactly the name "tikz". I found tikz-inet, tikz-ladder and others but no tikz.


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    Welcome to TeX SX! I guess it's the same as for MiKTeX: install pgf.
    – Bernard
    Apr 20, 2018 at 11:10

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The package is called pgf :

pgf – Create PostScript and PDF graphics in TEX PGF is a macro pack­age for cre­at­ing graph­ics. It is plat­form- and for­mat-in­de­pen­dent and works to­gether with the most im­por­tant TEX back­end drivers, in­clud­ing pdfTEX and dvips. It comes with a user-friendly syn­tax layer called TikZ.

Its us­age is sim­i­lar to pstricks and the stan­dard pic­ture en­vi­ron­ment. PGF works with plain (pdf-)TEX, (pdf-)LATEX, and ConTEXt. Un­like pstricks, it can pro­duce ei­ther PostScript or PDF out­put.


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