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I'm in a class where I need to use LaTex, but there is no information on how to actually get to the place where you can use it on a computer. At the beginning of the semester the professor added it to my computer, but that computer died and I can't figure out how to get it on my new mac OS 10.13.4. The professor is not answering my emails, and I can't find any information online about getting Latex on a mac. The professor recommends using TexMaker, but I would use any setup that functions at this point. I'm desperate and running out of time in the semester so I will be very appreciative.

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    You need a distribution: either MacTeX, based on TeX Live, or MiKTeX. You also need an editor: TeXshop is quite common on Mac, but you also can install Emacs, TeXmaker, TeXstudio or TeXworks (included in MiKTeX). – Bernard May 6 '18 at 18:25
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    I’m a happy user of MacTeX since 2008, and I recommend it. Just go to the page @Bernard and I have linked to, and follow the link “MacTeX Download”: both the TeXSHop and the TeXworks editors are included in the full download. – GuM May 6 '18 at 18:33
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    I can also recommend [MacTex ](tug.org/mactex/mactex-download.html), which is free and includes TeXShop. – John May 6 '18 at 19:16
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    I'm very curious how you couldn't "find any information online about getting LaTeX on a Mac". If you google "latex mac" the first two links are Get LaTeX - Mac OS, Windows, Linux and MacTeX - TeX Users Group. Even if those weren't the first two links for you, they surely must have appeared on the first page of results. – Alan Munn May 6 '18 at 19:43
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    @user4200000: Don't use MikTeX on a Mac; use MacTeX. – Martin Schröder May 7 '18 at 9:34

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