# Directory `macros/amstex`

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 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 |

Home page | https://www.ams.org/arc/resources/amslatex-about.html |

Version | 2019-01-18 |

Licenses | The LaTeX Project Public License |

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

Maintainer | The American Mathematical Society (inactive) |

Contained in | TeX Live as amstex MiKTeX as amstex |

Topics | Maths |

See also | joy-of-tex |