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I am new in c++ on Mac os x and I need to know how to get some details:

  1. What is the best TeX editor for LaTeX? (Mac), WinEdt (Windows) and texstudio. I have moved from a emacs + tex compiler to Ktexmaker which is now replaced by Kile. Its more or a less a All.
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The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. Users; Unanswered; How to install LaTeX compiler on Mac OS X without additional software. Ask Question. Up vote 8 down vote favorite. I want to install only the LaTeX compiler because I don't care about the additional software that comes with MacTeX. BasicTeX is a subset of TeX Live. Sorry if this is a bad or dumb question but I wanted to start making TeX documents and was looking for a simple method or importing a compiler or interpreter onto a Mac. Ideally the way I would like to write files is using Vim or SublimeText since I've been writing software on these editors already.

You can just open terminal and type in gcc. If gcc is already installed on your mac then it will show as no input files. If you don't have gcc installed then you will get dialogue box saying you to download and install gcc and its respective command line tools. This method is prefered because install Xcode form the App Store take you time and as well as consumes your data (4.7GB). Since you need only gcc this is better because it even saves you disk space by installing you only gcc files. I hope this helps :-)


I don't think Mac come with a C/C++ compiler by default anymore. I recommend that you install XCode and XCode commandline tools from the App Store. That will give you the gcc compiler (and probably LLVM as well).

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Without knowing your build process, I can't tell you how to set a default compiler. There will be an option in XCode as well as options with command-line build tools. IOW, Macs do not have a system-wide default compiler setting that I'm aware of.

Here's the official documentation on how to use a different compiler with CMake.

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  • Basic for Qt (free)
  • Chipmunk Basic (free)

Most of these have trial versions that you can check out for at least 30 days before deciding to buy. REALbasic is an awesome tool, and I've wanted to try Objective-Basic for a long time. KBasic looks promising, especially considering the price.

And then there's always the option of running BSD/Unix/Linux-based tools in OS X, as well as Windows programs if you have an Intel-based Mac.

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PureBasic is probably the most full featured but it is a lower level language. REALbasic looks good but I've had horrible experience with it trying to do anything 'real'.

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QB64 isn't exactly pretty, but it's a dialect of QBasic, with mac, windows, and linux IDEs, and it can (with tie ins to eclipse) compile for android as well. The results, however, can be very pretty.

It's also worth noting that it has expanded the QB command list, is 64-bit clean, and can do some stunning graphics, network operations, and more.

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As a reminder:QBasic is a structured basic with limited variable scoping (subroutine or program-wide), which can optionally use line numbers.

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I have compiled old QBasic code unmodified provided it didn't do file access, and that's just a matter of changing the directory separator...


I would choose QB64 for its cross-platform C++ emitter.


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