I recently decided to use biblatex the first time for a project, so please make your explanations understandable for a complete biblatex beginnner.

I like the citation style of the http://ctan.org/pkg/biblatex-nature package, but when I run it with biblatex, I get this error:

Bibliography macro 'related' undefined

My (probably very unsophisticated) solution to this problem was to comment out all \usebibmacro{related}% instances in the nature.bbx file, which - surprisingly - is working up till now, but it still left me wondering:

  • What is this macro good for?
  • Will I run into any problems once I cite more than 3 references?

If it is of any relevance, I use biblatex 1.7 because that is the latest version in the repositories for ubuntu. And I'm using bibtex as a backend.

closed as off-topic by moewe, Thorsten, Peter Jansson, jub0bs, lockstep Mar 16 '14 at 10:00

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    The style file needs a more up-to-date version of biblatex. The fact that Ubuntu runs (sometimes) years behind the current TeX Live is well known: is installing a 'stand alone' TeX system an option? – Joseph Wright Dec 24 '13 at 10:17
  • Well, firstly biblatex 1.7 is quite an old and outdated version (the current is 2.8a). If you do not use any of the advanced related features biblatex provides (there is no related in your .bib file; see more in §3.4 Related Entries of the biblatex documentation), you're probably fine commenting out \usebibmacro{related}. Even better would of course be an update to a new TeXLive. – moewe Dec 24 '13 at 10:21
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    Ok, it looks like I won't need the functionality of related, so I'll just ignore this until I finished my thesis, and then I'll think about an update. Right now I don't really want to do anything to my installation that might screw anything up, because I wouldn't have time to fix it. Anyway, thanks for the clarification. – fifaltra Dec 24 '13 at 10:30
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about an outdated package (biblatex version 1.7). – moewe Mar 16 '14 at 8:37

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