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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:

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

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

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

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.

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
See alsojoy-of-tex
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