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How can I get pack­age data into a pro­gram?

The cen­tral in­for­ma­tion from the Cat­a­logue is main­tained in the form of XML files. Th­ese con­tain data about

  • Pack­ages
  • Authors
  • Topics

For the pur­pose of the por­tal these XML files are im­ported into a database. In the other di­rec­tion the database can be queried to re­trieve the ma­jor data in the form of the orig­i­nal XML files. The URLs and a de­scrip­tion of the file for­mats can be found un­der Query¬≠ing CTAN with XML.

In ad­di­tion to XML an­other in­ter­face with JSON is avail­able. The URLs and a de­scrip­tion of the file for­mat can be found un­der Query¬≠ing CTAN with JSON.

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