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On sorting a string with multiple entries

In my LaTeX-file I create a variable \authors which could have content: [Doe] John Doe; [Potter] Harry Potter; [Clinton] Bill Clinton; [Obama] Barack Obama; ... This is dynamically created, so I ...
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Is there a way to store information in something like an array

I'd like to store some basic information on people in a file, and want to be able for LaTeX to process this information. More specifically, I'd like to store something like: id:john1; fname: John; ...
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Dynamic Courtesy Receipt PDF Generator For PHP

The title needs a bit of help, but I'm wondering if it's possible to dynamically create a beautiful customized receipt for purchases from my website using LaTeX, where LaTeX gets its data from my ...
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Create spreadsheet corresponding to \item's

I am writing a mathematics book. For each example, I would like to store a few attributes, including: -The source -Whether I have checked the problem -The difficulty of the problem (etc.) ...
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draw colored world/US map in LaTeX

I'm trying to draw maps similar to these in a LaTeX pdf document: I want to auto-generate them from a list of pairs (country,color) to determine the colors. I have found the package pst-map2dII ...
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LuaTeX/ConTeXt connect to SQL Server

I am looking to connect ConTeXt to a SQL Server database. I have looked through the manuals, and even read pragma-ade's SQL PDF (which, for me, seems a bit abstract). I am not extremely familiar with ...
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Does a (Lua) approach exist, to read XML data into a .tex file?

I am having a lot of data in .xml files which look like this: <DATA> <NAME="name" /> <VERSION="1" /> <VARIABLES> <TEST> <ELEMENT atr="0" ...
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Database of names similar to bibliography in arabic

The example is with the particular case of Arabic, but could be extended to a more general case. When writing academic papers containing Arabic names, each journal has a particular transliteration ...
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Browsing BibTeX databases [duplicate]

Is there a good software for browsing BibTeX databases? I have a .bib file with roughly 100 entries and it is becoming harder and harder to look up papers to cite. What I would like is something with ...
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Biblatex and a relational database?

Is there a way of using a relation database (e.g. MySQL) as a bibsource in Biblatex?
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connect to mysql

I try to run nlatexdb to connect to mysql. I'm using Miktex on Windows 7 with TexnicCenter In MySql I have a database called 'world'. In 'world' there is a table called 'city'. The table 'city' ...
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Accessing MySQL or SQLite from Lua(La)TeX

I thought it would be possible to access MySQL or SQLite from Lua(La)TeX, but couldn't google up anything on the topic. Please give me pointers to: Snippets / Examples / Documentation on that, if ...
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automatic list/table rendering

i'm looking for a solution to automatically render data lists. In the current scenario, my input data is a list of strings, which should be displayed in a three column list w/ sequential numbers: ...
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Reusing / inserting text in different publications from a text database

Update: A solution has been worked out here: String comparison in \ifthenelse Another way of reusing text could be done with the extract package as mentioned here. I am working on the translation of ...
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Import data from a spreadsheet into latex and create multiple pdf files for each row in LaTeX

I have a form which I assign to people to fill them out as a google form, and get the responses in a spreadsheet (xlsx or ods file formats). I need to file a report based on their answers, which means ...
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TikZ ER diagrams: really can't underline keys?

I'm creating an ER diagram with the TikZ ER library. The manual warns that although key attributes are conventionally underlined, it is hard to implement in TeX and the library uses italics instead. ...
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Is there anything like biblist for use with BiBLaTeX?

Is anyone aware of a modern tool that can be used with BiBLaTeX to produce a structured list of an entire BiBTeX database, like to old biblist under LaTeX 2.09?
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Free reference manager and PDF organizer for Windows [closed]

I'm looking for a reliable reference manager and PDF organizer in order to make my research work more efficient and productive. In particular, I would like the software to help me to export references ...
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Using BibTex as a general database for generating a table

I want to create an overview table of some data. More specifically, I have some named objects and for each of these I have some properties. Example data and schematic of output: + ...
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A collection of LaTeX equations?

I saw a web-site someday -- it had lots of codes for formulas from many fields of knowledge -- all categorized and searchable. So that when You teach, say, electrodynamics You could come there and get ...
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LaTeX block conditional including

I am researching possibility of building an automatic brief datasheet template in LaTeX, taking data straight out of a database. The database connection part is possible and can be done with such ...
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How do I create a visually pleasing tree hierarchy from a difficult to read CSV File (MySQL Export)?

Ok here is the deal: I am working on an endangered language project. The data is contained in a MySQL database. I can run a query to produce a hierarchy, but the hierarchy is difficult for humans to ...
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How do I install and use nlatexdb? (or latexdb, ratexdb)?

This question is related to this question regarding typesetting a MySQL database using UTF-8 encoding with Xelatex. I ask this in desperation as it involved printing 552 rows for my thesis! I need ...
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How can I typeset with LaTeXDB using XeLaTeX? [closed]

Related question Using the sample code on this site, http://hgesser.com/software/latexdb/workshop.html, I would like to query my MySQL database and typeset using XeLaTeX. This is because all of ...
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Problems in creating graphs using dataplot

I have four simple databases: db1 dy,volume 2009,120000 2010,160000 2011,400000 2012,650000 2013,1000000 2014,1500000 db2 dy,volume 2009,400000 2010,500000 2011,1600000 2012,2200000 2013,2500000 ...
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I have a generated database and need to look up values

A database in a format that can be freely defined had entities with the following attributes: ID, HEXNUMBER, LATEXFORMULA, LITERAL. The ID is unique and can contain numbers, dots and dashed. ...
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Using \fontdimen as an array to store data

Reading through pi.tex, I discovered the trick of using \fontdimen as an array of dimensions (which is equivalent to storing integers between ±(2^31-1)sp). Namely, \font\x=cmr10 at 1sp % or whatever ...
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Mail-merging documents from a database

I use the term database loosely here -- it can be an actual database, or a spreadsheet (in any format including CSV) or can be package-dependent. Is there a way to create mail-merged documents ...
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Is there any package for LaTeX dealing with a database?

Is there any package for LaTeX dealing with a database (with some of the fields being LaTeX code). For example, given a collection of problems with fields {id, name, author, refs, statement, ...
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Comprehensive list of possible fields in APA6

I'm coming into a situation where users have uploaded thousands of documents (all non-published). There are only basic elments stored currently, including Title, Author, Year. Some fields contain ...
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Use TeX macros to store multiple data

I'm trying to use TeX macros to store multiple data such as website url/name. Here is an example : \documentclass{article} \def\Google{{http://www.google.com}{Google Search}} \makeatletter ...
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Spurious blank space when loading a datatool database

I am getting spurious blank spaces inserted upon loading a dtltool db. The MWE below produces links to all the image files named with a prefix the same as the .tex file: But if I comment out the ...
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Which database documentation software do you use for LaTeX (in Linux)?

I am looking for a database documentation software where I want to incorporate the output in LaTeX. I want to show the table structures, primary keys and other related information. I found ...
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Dealing with solutions within parts of exercises

I am trying to create a database of maths questions and answers in TeX form. The idea is that a simple command such as \getfromDB{101} will pull the text from the database of the question numbered ...
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Drawing relationships between elements of a database

I am looking into a feasible way of drawing relationships between Elements from a database. An example: Element x is related to Element Y via the Role "sister". Relationships exist in the form 1:1, ...
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How can I convert structured LaTeX file *to* CSV data

I am using a structured format to print patient's documenatation using LaTeX. The structure is like this: Demography Name Surname Age/Sex Address Clinical Details History, Past History, Personal ...
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How to create form letters from spreadsheet data in ConTeXt?

In LaTeX, one can use datatool to build simple form letters. As an example, the data is stored in a spreadsheet or CSV file, like this: Name,Amount,Date "Mr. White","$300","Dec. 2, 1911" "Mr. ...
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build dynamic documents from a Textdatabase

I need a dynamic solution to produce questionnaires from a database of questions which gets updated from time to time. I thought of LaTeX for set out the layout but the question is whether LaTeX can ...
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How to use \hlines and | column separators in a csv table uploaded with datatool

Hi I've been trying to use the datatool package to get data from csv files easily into documents as formatted tables. I seem to keep getting the lines on the first column shifted down by a row. If I ...
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List of People analog to Bibliography

In my document I emphasize names that are mentioned and now I want to provide some additional information about them in an appendix. Currently I do something like: \documentclass{scrartcl} ...
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DB diagram's (entity relationship) - tikz chamfered rectangle with split zones

I try to draw an association type for an entity-relationship diagram. How can I draw a chamfered rectangle with split parts=2 or 3 ? I found this ref : Horizontally enlarged hexagon with TikZ but it ...
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bibtex issue : Warning--I didn't find a database entry for “birks”

I'm having an issue using bibtex with pdflatex. Here is the file biblio.bib I'm using (with this exact format) : @Book{physiqueNucleaire, author = "Claude le Sech and Christian Ngô", title = ...
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Could I insert the elements of a mdb or csv base in Latex?

I want to insert some information from a csv text file or from a mdb (MS data base) base into a latex document. For example I have a document with math exercises and I would like to insert the first ...
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pgfplotstable or datatool?

What are differences, which to use for including .csv, .tsv files ? Datatool ? pgfplotstable ? I've seen at question : How typeset a numeric table from a CSV file how person asked about fixing ...
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find and sort selected words

I am writing a book, where in i have to call back the selected words in different context. Here is my MWE \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} %For multiple index \usepackage{imakeidx} \makeindex ...
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DB dump into LaTeX with Python and R?

I have quite a large index. I am planning to create a full-blown DB for it and later export the information to LaTeX. I am comfortable with R and Python so I would like to work with them but I feel ...
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How to display a specific entry from an external data source input?

I have a data.txt file and it contains an array of numbers, I included it in the preamble of the .tex file, now I would like to display some specific entry from the data file, not the whole data set ...
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Article organizers: refbase, I,Librarian or something else?

I hope this is the right place to ask this. I think it's extremely likely other TeX users have experienced the same problem I have, given its use in the academic world. So, I have an ever-growing ...
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Symbols for Outer Joins

I'm looking for a way to typeset the symbols for outer joins, that is ⟕ U+27D5 onward. There seems to be nothing in symbols-a4. Note that I'm not looking for ⋊ U+22C9 as this represents a semijoin. ...
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How to manage pictures in a single file to be easily picked by the main file?

I'm writing a paper with many TikZ pictures. To keep the main file readable, I keep the pictures as separate files, but unfortunately I have now too many files. What is a nice solution to keep all the ...