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Change definition of \sameauthors to turn off by same dash

I am using the amsart class and bibtex with the amsplain style. I have a bibliography file which is called whenever I use the bibtex command. (I run LaTeX through Winedt). In my references, if an author occurs more than once, the name is replaced with a straight line on all subsequent repeats. The journal I am submitting to wants the author name for every reference. Does anybody know how I suppress the dash feature, so it prints the full name of the author for every reference?

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Alan Munn's answer to tex.stackexchange.com/q/51196/3954 gives the solution. –  Gonzalo Medina Aug 14 '12 at 1:55
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The amsplain bibliography style, as the name suggests, is very similar to the plain BibTeX style and suitable to AMS publications. We just need to use plain instead of amsplain. :)

 author = {Knuth, Donald E.},
 title = {The Art of Computer Programming, Volume 4,  Fascicle 3: Generating All Combinations and Partitions},
 year = {2005},
 isbn = {0201853949},
 publisher = {Addison-Wesley Professional},

 author = {Knuth, Donald E.},
 title = {The art of computer programming,  volume 3: (2nd ed.) sorting and searching},
 year = {1998},
 isbn = {0-201-89685-0},
 publisher = {Addison Wesley Longman Publishing Co., Inc.},
 address = {Redwood City, CA, USA},








With amsplain:


And with plain:


I had to do this dirty trick:


otherwise, our output would have [1] instead of 1.:

plain 2

Hope it helps. :)

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