OS: macOS, Sierra
I want to analyse a large (5000 entries) bibtex file in R statistically to look at the years published, Journals, Authors, ...
There is an R package for reading bibtex files, but it collapses with larger bibtex files (and it gives strange error messages with smaller ones sometimes...).
So I am looking for a command line tool to extract certain fields from the bibtex file or to convert it to a csv or similar format.
My idea would be to have a tool which takes the bibtex file as an input parameter and returns certain fields or converts it to a more easily parsable format (csv, sqlite, ...). I could then read the values directly into R or from the created csv / sqlite / ...
Is there something out there? Any suggestions how I could do the analysis?
I could use e.g. Jabref to convert, but would prefer a command line approach.