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README for AMS-TeX version 2.2                             2019/01/18

This is the final archival distribution of AMS-TeX.  AMS-TeX is no
longer supported by the AMS, nor is it used by the AMS publishing
program.  The AMS does not recommend creating any new documents using
AMS-TeX; this distribution will be left on CTAN to facilitate
processing of legacy documents and as a historical record of a
pioneering TeX macro collection that played a key role in popularizing
TeX and revolutionizing mathematics publishing.

In addition to the "User's Guide to AMS-TeX" (doc/amsguide.pdf), the
AMS is also making the full text of the most recent reprint of the
second edition of "The Joy of TeX" by Michael Spivak available for the
first time, as a pdf file.  "Joy" can be found on CTAN:
    http://mirrors.ctan.org/info/amstex-joy/joyt2.pdf

The best way to install AMS-TeX is via the package manager for your
TeX distribution.  If that is not an option, instructions for manual
installation are provided.

The following documentation files will be useful in installing and using
AMS-TeX.

amstinst.tex - Installation instructions, comprising Appendices B and C
amstinst.pdf   of amsguide, provided as both TeX source and ready-to-print
               PDF.

amsguide.tex - The AMS-TeX User's Guide, a brief guide to AMS-TeX 2.2,
amsguide.pdf   supplementing "The Joy of TeX".

joyerr2.tex  - The AMS-TeX input file for a document listing errata to the
               second edition of The Joy of TeX, for AMS-TeX 2.1 and up.

The following documentation files will be useful in understanding the
development and evolution of the code:

amstex.bug   - Official record of bugs and changes made to AMS-TeX.

CHANGELOG    - Summary of changes made between versions 2.0 and 2.1
               and between 2.1 and 2.2.

amstex.txt   - Technical documentation accompanying amstex.tex.

amsppt.doc   - Technical documentation for amsppt.sty, including an update
               history.

amsppt.txt   - Additional technical notes on amsppt.sty.

amsppt.faq   - Frequently asked questions and answers regarding AMS-TeX
               and amsppt.sty.

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amstex – American Mathematical Society plain macros

AMS- is a macro package, originally written by Michael Spivak for the American Mathematical Society (AMS) during 1983–1985 and is described in the book ‘The Joy of . It is based on Plain , and provides many features for producing more professional-looking maths formulas with less burden on authors.

This is the final archival distribution of AMS-. AMS- is no longer supported by the AMS, nor is it used by the AMS publishing program. The AMS does not recommend creating any new documents using AMS-; this distribution will be left on CTAN to facilitate processing of legacy documents and as a historical record of a pioneering macro collection that played a key role in popularizing and revolutionizing mathematics publishing.

In addition to the “User’s Guide to AMS-, the AMS has also made the full text of the most recent reprint of the second edition of “The Joy of by Michael Spivak available as a pdf file.

AMS- is the historical basis of amslatex, which should now be used to prepare submissions for the AMS.

Packageamstex
Home pagehttp://www.ams.org/tex/amstex.html
Version 2019-01-18
LicensesThe Project Public License
Copyright1985, 1990, 1991, 2001 American Mathematical Society
MaintainerThe American Mathematical Society (inactive)
Contained inTeX Live as amstex
MiKTeX as amstex
TopicsMaths
See alsojoy-of-tex
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