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README for latex-amsmath bundle


The amsmath package is an extension package for that provides additional features to facilitate mathematical typesetting. It has been developed by the American Mathematical Society and released for general use as a service to the mathematical community. A number of smaller auxiliary packages are also distributed with the amsmath package.

Effective in 2016, maintenance of amsmath was transferred from AMS to the 3 Project; as amsmath is considered a "required" package, this centralizes control over the core components.


In order to use amsmath you need to have installed first. For information on getting see one of the following:

It is recommended to install a comprehensive distribution, such as Live, MiK for Windows, or Mac for Macintosh. As part of the "required" package subset, amsmath will already be available if one of these distributions is chosen.

If you are installing amsmath manually, the most recent version will be available from the CTAN archives https://www.ctan.org/pkg/amsmath

The primary documentation for amsmath is in

  • amsldoc.pdf

Additional documentation files include:

  • diffs-m.txt
  • subeqn.pdf
  • technote.pdf
  • testmath.pdf

which are included in the collection. All of these can be accessed easily with most distributions by entering texdoc filename at the command line, or via doc Online.


The file changes.txt lists recent changes in reverse chronological order.

The file diffs-m.txt contains information on development and changes prior to 2000.

Reporting Bugs

If you wish to report a problem or bug in any of these packages please use the Issue Tracker for on GitHub and follow the guidelines that pop up if you press the New issue button.

In particular, to check that you are really seeing a bug, please write a short, self-contained document that shows the problem. This should include the latexbug package, which will warn if your test file is not suitable for one or the other reason. See the CONTRIBUTING guide for further details, or if you need to obtain the latexbug package.

If the bug turns out to be with third-party software then please contact the developer, and not us!


Copyright 2001-2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013 American Mathematical Society. Copyright 2016-2018 3 Project and American Mathematical Society.

This work may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the Project Public License, either version 1.3c of this license or (at your option) any later version. The latest version of this license is in https://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt and version 1.3c or later is part of all distributions of version 2005/12/01 or later.

This work has the LPPL maintenance status maintained'. The Current Maintainer of this work is the 3 Project.

This README file is copyright 2016-2018 The 3 Project.

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (2.9M).

amsmath – AMS mathematical facilities for

The principal package in the AMS- distribution. It adapts for use in most of the mathematical features found in AMS-; it is highly recommended as an adjunct to serious mathematical typesetting in .

When amsmath is loaded, AMS- packages amsbsy (for bold symbols), amsopn (for operator names) and amstext (for text embedded in mathematics) are also loaded.

amsmath is part of the required distribution; however, several contributed packages add still further to its appeal; examples are empheq, which provides functions for decorating and highlighting mathematics, and ntheorem, for specifying theorem (and similar) definitions.

Home pagehttp://www.ams.org/tex/amslatex.html
Version2.17a 2017-09-02
LicensesThe Project Public License 1.3c
Copyright1995, 2000, 2013 American Mathematical Society
2016–2017 3 Project and American Mathematical Society
MaintainerThe Team
TDS archivelatex-amsmath.tds.zip
Contained inTeX Live as amsmath
MiKTeX as amsmath
See alsoNath
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