Install LaTeX editor on Linux

Related: install LaTeX editor on Windows

On many Linux systems (including Windows Subsystem for Linux), getting started with LaTeX is easiest with TeXstudio:

  1. download TeXstudio

  2. remove existing old TeXstudio

    apt remove texstudio texstudio-data
  3. install latest TeXstudio that you downloaded

    gdebi texstudio*amd64.deb

A couple popular packages used in general for LaTeX are obtained via apt install or similar:

  • Biblatex: texlive-bibtex-extra
  • XeTeX: texlive-xetex
  • FontAwesome (for popular emoji and website icons): texlive-fonts-extra
  • Science e.g. \usepackage{siunitx}: texlive-science`