# Blank lines in align environment

Is there a way to insert a blank line between two equations in align environment?

From what I understand a blank line is interpreted as \par and \par is not allowed in align. Can I disable this "feature" in align environment?

Reason:

I like my code to be in 80 column format. So when I hit M-q (fill-paragraph) without blank lines, the code looks like this:

\begin{align}
\min \sum_{k \in K} \sum_{(i,j) \in A} c_{ij} x_{ij}^k + \sum_{(i,j)
\in A} f_{ij} y_{ij} \\ \sum_{j \in V_i^+} x_{ij}^k - \sum_{j \in
V_i^-} x_{ji}^k = \begin{cases} d^k & \text{si } i = O(k) \\ -d^k
& \text{si } i = D(k) \\ 0 & \text{sinon} \end{cases} & \quad
\quad \forall i \in V, \; \forall k \in K \\ \sum_{k \in K} x_{ij}^k
\end{align}


\begin{align}
\min \sum_{k \in K} \sum_{(i,j) \in A} c_{ij} x_{ij}^k + \sum_{(i,j)
\in A} f_{ij} y_{ij} \\

\sum_{j \in V_i^+} x_{ij}^k - \sum_{j \in V_i^-} x_{ji}^k
= \begin{cases} d^k & \text{si } i = O(k) \\ -d^k & \text{si } i =
D(k) \\ 0 & \text{sinon} \end{cases} & \quad \quad \forall i \in
V, \; \forall k \in K \\

(i,j) \in A
\end{align}


which is easier (for me) to read and edit.

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Welcome to tex.sx! Note that you don't have to (and in fact shouldn't) sign with your name since it automatically appears in the lower right corner of your post. – Hendrik Vogt Feb 5 '11 at 21:25

put a % in those lines and everything will be fine for amsmath and for you