# Installing AMSTeX on a Mac running Mountain Lion [closed]

I recently bought a MacBook Pro (running Mountain Lion). I have TeXtures (from Blue Sky Resaerch) and TeXShop up and running, but I have no idea what to do to get AMSTeX running on either of these. I do not understand any of the documentation that I have foung on the AMS and TUG websites. Can anyone help?

Thanks,

SteveP

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Have you had an opportunity to peruse How do I update my TeX distribution? I assume you have a distribution running on your Mac (like MacTeX), and it just doesn't come with the AMS-related packages/classes? – Werner Aug 27 '12 at 18:15
do you mean AMS-TeX (for plain TeX) or AMS-LaTeX? in either case, it really shouldn't be a problem if you have the files. for AMS-TeX, just run plain TeX with the commands `\input amstex` and `\input` <some suitable .sty file>; it's not necessary to build a format. the AMS-LaTeX files (`amsmath` and AMS document classes) are part of the latex "required" complement, so you'd run latex in the usual way with `\documentclass{<whatever>}` and, if it's not already loaded, `\usepackage{amsmath}`. all these files are on CTAN as well as available from the AMS server. – barbara beeton Aug 27 '12 at 18:32
Is there a specific reason your using TeXtures? I know it's got a long history, but many people are finding getting hold of Blue Sky pretty 'tricky'. Moreover, MacTeX is available for no expenditure, and almost everyone here who's using a Mac will be using MacTeX (I guess using TeX Live via MacPorts or Fink is also reasonably common). – Joseph Wright Aug 27 '12 at 18:47
With no feedback, this is too localised. – Joseph Wright Sep 16 '12 at 16:25

## closed as too localized by Joseph Wright♦Sep 16 '12 at 16:24

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