{scripts} is for questions involving external scripts (small programs in source code form) related to (La)TeX.

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Generate LaTeX Truth Table with Python Cheetah

While looking for code which can automatically generate truth table in LaTeX I stumbled on this Python generator. It appears that the code can be used from Cheetah's framework. Can anybody point me to ...
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Automatic document update

As many of you I do quite a bit of teaching to make living. The worst part of the semester is usually beginning when I create and upload course Syllabi as well as the end of the semester when I ...
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all-in-one-engine for TeXShop

I am trying to write my 'Matura work' for school in LaTeX. Therefore I am using MacTeX and TeXShop and normally it works fine. But I am really annoyed with running all these different engines like ...
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Kile: show me script example

Can someone please show me an example script in Kile? I want a example. . . . .
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How do extra braces impact the placement of items in the document?

I am placing some of my document through some outside BASH scripts, but want to protect some information such that the scripts will not change them. The simplest option for me is to put { and } around ...
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Run a shell script from a PDF generated by LaTeX

I have a shell script (which should open some program/file) which I want to invoke by clicking on a link in the generated .pdf file (in my case a beamer presentation). I tried including: ...
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How to make the rmligs script available globally on Windows?

Hopefully on-topic as about "(La)TeX related software and tools" I just learned about the rmligs script. Since it isn't available through MiKTeX (and neither through TeX Live), I downloaded the ...
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Use \addbibresource via a script

Is there some way to use \addbibresource with biblatex to fetch a remote bibliography (in my case from CiteULike), but piping it through a script first? The output from CiteULike isn't perfect for ...
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Compiling latex directly from R

I want to find a programmatic way of converting a .tex latex document to pdf. What I usually do, and this works in most cases, is to use: tools::texi2dvi(latexfile, pdf = TRUE, clean = TRUE) ...
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pdflatex bash script to supress all output except error messages?

I have a bash script which I use to compile a file with pdflatex twice (to make sure it sorts out references properly, etc.). This is the 'latexbuild' script I use: module load ctan pdflatex ...
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Does LaTeX have a built-in scripting language?

Say I want to draw a simple graph in LaTeX. I'm interested to know if you can write a for loop or something to create things like lines or squares programmatically in LaTeX.
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Generate list of all installed (La)TeX files

I'm trying to write a script (Perl) for the general public which would need to have a list of all installed TeX files of a certain type, e.g. .sty and/or .cls files or only plainTeX files (.tex), ...
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How to generate LaTeX documents with Perl

I have to generate Software Requirement Specification documents in LaTeX. I have to use Perl to accomplish this. The documents consist of tables, lists, pictures, TOC, table of figures, headings and ...
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LaTeX compilation failure on Mac OS X from Python Script

I wrote a Python script to automate some LaTeX builds. Currently I develop/test on Mac OS X (did not try it on other UNIX flavors). The particular execution function which should compile the LaTeX ...
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Write18: capturing shell (script) output as command/variable?

Let's say I compile the following file with pdflatex -shell-escape test.tex: \documentclass{minimal} \begin{document} File listing is: \immediate\write18{ls /usr} \end{document} This will send ...
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Is there a tool/script available to simply install packages locally?

This question is not on how to manually install packages but how to install packages automatically via script. This question is not about MikTeX or the limited tex package management in certain linux ...
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texdiff for multi-file documents in subversion

I've been looking for a convenient way to highlight changes between subversion revisions of my Latex document in the generated PDF. I am working on a reasonably complex document that pulls together ...
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Automated removal of unneeded packages

As others certainly do, I generally use a template for my papers, which contains everything I usually need (packages, macros, ...) to typeset my documents. However, my needs sometimes vary, and in the ...
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External scripts when using TeXShop

As I wrote in this answer to my question, I decided to use a shell script in order to concatenate the bunch of .tex files and compile them. However, this way, when ever I want to compile the whole ...
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Exit codes of pdfLaTeX

In the script I presented in this question I encountered the following problem. In case of a compilation error, I have to cancel the execution of pdflatex 3 times. This can be very annoying. I would ...
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Filter .bib file for items that are actually used with \cite? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to split all BibTeX referenced entries from a big BibTeX database to a copy? I have one big foo.bib file that contains all my references. Every one of my different ...
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Is there any way to do a correct word count of a LaTeX document?

Often assignments (or even papers) have a word count limit. That is not a big deal when using Word, but I don't know how to do that using LaTeX. My solution has been so far to compile the document and ...