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How many LaTeX classes and packages are there (say, on CTAN)?

Where can I find the total package count for TeX Live 2012 and MiKTeX 2.9?

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It depends a bit what you mean by a package

$ tlmgr show | wc -l 

so tlmgr knows almost 5000 packages, but some of these are system-specific versions of binary packages. In my TL2012 installation I have this many packages installed.

$ tlmgr show | grep "^i" |wc -l 
  • Does this also count packages installed in the personal tree? – Gonzalo Medina Dec 14 '12 at 1:30
  • No I guess not, I'm not sure "package" means anything in this context other then the units installed by the texlive manager. It's not really related to "latex package" ie a file with .sty extension that you can of course just install by dropping in to a local directory. – David Carlisle Dec 14 '12 at 1:33

For MiKTeX, you can find it here:

miktex page

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I have no idea for TeX Live as I don't use it :-(

  • But you should add, that there is a basic MiKTeX installer with a limited amount of packages. – Speravir Dec 14 '12 at 1:09
  • @Speravir there is also a full miktex installer on the Other Downloads section of Miktex download page – texenthusiast Dec 14 '12 at 1:32
  • @texenthusiast Yes, I know. Sorry, that I wrote misinterpretively. – Speravir Dec 14 '12 at 1:38

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