Does anyone know the differences between \newtheorem{remark}*{Remark} and \newtheorem{remark}{Remark}?

  • There are several implementations of \newtheorem you need to give a complete example, showing which packages you are using. ntheorem ? amsthm ? .... – David Carlisle Aug 21 '14 at 15:20

As far as I am aware, there is no widely available package with the syntax \newtheorem{remark}*{Remark}; I think it should be


There are two well known packages that provide the macro \newtheorem*: amsthm and ntheorem. According to the package documentation, \newtheorem is for defining numbered theorem environments, whereas \newtheorem* is for defining theorem styles that are not to be numbered.

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