It seems that the teTeX packages are no longer maintained. Some people have recommended TeX Live instead. On Windows, I continue to use MikTex, though there isn't a strong consensus on one versus the other.
- TeXnicCenter can't do a word count, so you'll need to use something like LaTeX Word Counter.
- There's a package for strategic games by Martin Osborne. See documentation.
- For multi-line arrays, avoid the use of eqnarray. Use align instead.
- See Emacs for working with LaTeX in this editor.
As an instructor, I need to generate problem sets and exam questions. There are quite a few packages for accomplishing these tasks, though some suggest that the exam class is the easiest. One filtering technique is to only take packages that are available directly from within MikTeX and TeX Live.
- GraphViz. GraphViz for Windows. GraphViz in Emacs. Use a file extension of
- PGF/TikZ. Unlike
pstricks, this package is actually compatible with
pdflatexdirectly. Using pstricks within pdftex be done, but it's somewhat complicated. Specifically, "PGF is a TeX macro package for generating graphics. It is platform- and format-independent and works together with the most important TeX backend drivers, including pdftex and dvips. It comes with a user-friedly syntax layer called TikZ".
- WinFig is an
xfigclone for Windows.