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As I use this forum, I notice that there's a Latex complier in real time on the bottom. I find this incredibly useful. Is there such a program that is free and available to the public? I don't know too much about latex or computers in general, but I do like to use Latex a lot, and compiling it to check for errors is a poor strategy when composing longer documents. I'm also on a Mac and currently I'm using TexShop.

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As far as I understand, stackexchange uses a LaTeX rendering webservice from MathJax. –  user2468 Aug 20 '12 at 5:13
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This might be better suited for tex.stackexchange.com –  Antonio Vargas Aug 20 '12 at 5:14
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Although this feels like a great math question, this has been considered greatly at SO. That question is stackoverflow.com/questions/311118/real-time-latex –  mixedmath Aug 20 '12 at 5:14
    
In addition, there is the wikipedia comparison page for TeX editors, which has this as a column. –  mixedmath Aug 20 '12 at 5:20
    
Oh sorry. I didn't know if the question was appropriate or not... but I checked first under the FAQs and it said it was ok. But thanks for the links. –  James Aug 20 '12 at 5:35

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