There are several LaTeX distributions for Mac OS. MacTeX worked for me out of the box…
- Obtain the distribution by downloading the MacTeX.pkg file (2.5GB) and install the package.
- Obtain the extras by downloading the MacTeXtras.zip file (535MB) and install the package.
That’s it, the
pdflatex command and a heap of others are now available 🙂
Note: MacTeX works the “same way” (i.e. out-of-the-box) as the texlive distribution used in Unix/Linux-based or Windows-based operating systems.