# CTAN Update: amstex

Final archival posting of the AMS-TeX collection, with no code changes. Additions: two files of technical documentation not previously released. This release is a historical record and is no longer maintained or supported.

The package’s Catalogue entry can be viewed at https://ctan.org/pkg/amstex The package’s files themselves can be inspected at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/amstex/

Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Petra Rübe-Pugliese

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## amstex – American Mathematical Society plain TeX macros

AMS-TeX is a TeX 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 TeX’. It is based on Plain TeX, and provides many features for producing more professional-looking maths formulas with less burden on authors.

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”, the AMS has also made the full text of the most recent reprint of the second edition of “The Joy of TeX” by Michael Spivak available as a pdf file.

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

Package | amstex |

Version | 2.01 2021-08-26 |

Copyright | 1985, 1990, 1991, 2001 American Mathematical Society |

Maintainer | The American Mathematical Society (inactive) |