# IEEE style giving error in Biblatex [closed]

I've been have a really hard time getting the IEEE style for `biblatex` to work. If someone could tell me what I'm doing wrong that would be great.

I've installed the publishing packages suggest here. I get the error:

``````!Package biblatex Error: Style 'IEEEtran` not found
``````

Here is what my `.tex` file looks like

``````\usepackage[stye=IEEEtran}{biblatex}
...
\bibliography{reference.bib}
``````

and

``````\usepackage{stye=IEEEtran}{biblatex}
....
\printbibliography
``````

I have also tried `style=ieee`, `style=ieeetr`, etc. Any help would be appreciated. I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 if that helps.

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## closed as too localized by lockstep, zeroth, Thorsten, Marco Daniel, Stefan Kottwitz♦Feb 16 '13 at 10:33

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Are you writing for submission to the IEEE? If you are, I can't recommend using `biblatex` and the `ieee` style as this is 'unofficial'. –  Joseph Wright Feb 4 '13 at 7:01
are you really writing `\usepackage{stye=IEEEtran}{biblatex}`? the first argument is surely optional, so `\usepackage[stye=IEEEtran]{biblatex}` (or whatever); however, i would pay attention to joseph's warning –  wasteofspace Feb 4 '13 at 9:21
The site you are linking to points only to the ieeetran package. This package contains only bibtex support files. For biblatex you will have to install the `biblatex-ieee` package. After the installation you can use it with `\usepackage[style=ieee-alphabetic]{biblatex}` or with `\usepackage[style=ieee]{biblatex}`. –  Ulrike Fischer Feb 4 '13 at 10:29
@Joseph I have to use IEEE (computer engineer) for my reports. –  GEverding Feb 6 '13 at 1:46
@Ulrike should I use biblatex or bibtex? What is the difference? –  GEverding Feb 6 '13 at 1:47