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A quick follow-up to question to Customize citation style, basically.

Right now I am defining a custom command like this

\newcommand{\mycite}[1]{\cite{#1}}

How should I modify it to produce an output like "[1.]"? It should also work with multiple arguments and then output "[1, 2, 3.]". Or if not modifying the command presented, would an easier way exist?

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You don't want to modify the cite command: you want to modify the bibliography style... Are you using bibtex or biblatex? –  Seamus Jun 29 '11 at 20:27
    
@Seamus bibtex, I believe. However, is it a problem that I need the styles I described in my post in addition to the usual citing styles. This meaning that sometimes I'd want to have "[1]" and sometimes "[1.]" –  Jay Jun 29 '11 at 20:38
    
Patching into the cite command like that couldn't even be done by makebst. I think a biblatex solution might be forthcoming, but otherwise it might be tricky. If you can find a cite command that is without parentheses, it would be easy, actually... –  Seamus Jun 29 '11 at 21:47

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Without some clue about what bibliography style you're using I'm not sure how much can be usefully said about your question.

If I understand the question correctly, you want to have \cite that produces [1] and \mycite that produces [1.]. I don't think you can do this straightforwardly by patching \cite in this way.

If you switched to a bibliography style where \cite just produced 1, then you could easily define:

\newcommand\mycite[1]{[\cite{#1}]}
\newcommand\mydotcite[1]{[\cite{#1}.]}
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Actually I pretty much did what you suggested. By using natbib, I defined the citations to look like "1" and added a few commands. Works atleast and I'm able to get my work done, thanks! –  Jay Jun 30 '11 at 17:27
    
@Jay good glad it helped. I actually had a look for styles that just print 1 but I couldn't find any. I didn't look at natbib though. I always associate it with authoy (year) styles... –  Seamus Jul 1 '11 at 10:17

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