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GNU TeXmacs is a free wysiwyw (what you see is what you want) editing platform with special features for scientists. The software aims to provide a unified and user friendly framework for editing structured documents with different types of content (text, graphics, mathematics, interactive content, etc.). The rendering engine uses high-quality typesetting algorithms so as to produce professionally looking documents, which can either be printed out or presented from a laptop.

The software includes a text editor with support for mathematical formulas, a small technical picture editor and a tool for making presentations from a laptop. Moreover, TeXmacs can be used as an interface for many external systems for computer algebra, numerical analysis, statistics, etc. New presentation styles can be written by the user and new features can be added to the editor using the Scheme extension language. A native spreadsheet and tools for collaborative authoring are planned for later.

TeXmacs runs on all major Unix platforms and Windows. Documents can be saved in TeXmacs, Xml or Scheme format and printed as Postscript or Pdf files. Converters exist for TeX/LaTeX and Html/Mathml.


GNU TeXmacs is self-documented. You may browse the manual in the Help menu or browse the online one.

For developer, see this to compile the project.


Please report any new bugs and suggestions to us. It is also possible to subscribe to the mailing list in order to get or give help from or to other TeXmacs users.

You may contribute patches for TeXmacs using the patch manager on Savannah or using the pull request on Github. Since we are using SVN on Savannah, PRs won't be directly accepted on Github. We will git apply the patch into SVN repo if the PR is accepted. And we will close the PR and change the title to [SVN] xxx after applying the PR.