TeX Port

I finally realized today that I could in fact install LaTeX/TeX via darwinports. I didn’t realize the standard unix distribution of TeX is called teTeX and so I was under the mistaken impression that there wasn’t a port available. On my last Mac computer I installed TeX via a system called the i-Intaller, which besides being yet another package management system (yuck) completely hangs my MacBook Pro.

On an entirely tangential note here’s a great article on Donald Knuth (the creator of TeX) that recently appeared in Stanford Magazine.