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CTAN Up­date: data­tool

Date: Novem­ber 11, 2017 8:00:43 PM CET
Ni­cola Tal­bot sub­mit­ted an up­date to the data­tool bun­dle. Ver­sion: 2.28 2017-11-10 Li­cense: lp­pl1.3 Sum­mary de­scrip­tion: Tools to load and ma­nip­u­late data An­nounce­ment text:
* data­tool.sty: - added \xdtl­getrowindex - \DTLload­rawdb: changed \xdef to \pro­tected at xdef - some bug fixes * data­tool-base.sty: - added \DTL­for­matlist and ac­com­pa­ny­ing com­mands \DTLlist­for­mat­sep, \DTLlist­for­ma­tox­ford, \DTLlist­for­mat­last­sep, \DTLand­name and \DTLlist­for­matitem. * datagidx.sty: - changed ini­tial­i­sa­tion of la­bel in \datagidx at set­field­val­ues - \datagidxstri­pac­cents now changes \add at ac­cent@, \@text at com­pos­ite@x and \@tabac­ck­ludge - added \datagidx­ex­tend­ed­toascii - \print­terms uses \twocol­umn if bal­ance=false and columns=2
The pack­age’s Cat­a­logue en­try can be viewed at https://ctan.org/pkg/data­tool The pack­age’s files them­selves can be in­spected at http://mir­ror.ctan.org/macros/la­tex/con­trib/data­tool/
Thanks for the up­load. For the CTAN Team Pe­tra Rübe-Pugliese
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data­tool – Tools to load and ma­nip­u­late data

The tools com­prise six pack­ages:

  • data­tool.sty: databases may be cre­ated us­ing com­mands or by im­port­ing ex­ter­nal files; they may be sorted nu­mer­i­cally or al­pha­bet­i­cally; repet­i­tive op­er­a­tions (such as mail merg­ing) may be per­formed on each row of a database, sub­ject to con­di­tions to ex­clude par­tic­u­lar rows; com­mands are pro­vided to ex­am­ine database el­e­ments, and to con­vert for­mats (for ex­am­ple, to con­vert a nu­meric el­e­ment to a for­mat com­pat­i­ble with the fp pack­age;
  • dat­apie.sty: a database may be rep­re­sented as a pie chart; flex­i­ble op­tions al­low colour­ing of the chart, and an­no­ta­tion hooks are avail­able;
  • dat­a­plot.sty: a database may be rep­re­sented as a 2-di­men­sional scat­ter or line plot; flex­i­ble op­tions con­trol of the plot's over­all ap­pear­ance, and of leg­ends and other ex­tra in­for­ma­tion;
  • databar.sty: a database may be rep­re­sented as a bar chart; over­all ap­pear­ance, colour­ing and an­no­ta­tion are con­trol­lable;
  • datagidx.sty: pro­vides a way of in­dex­ing or cre­at­ing glos­saries/lists of acronyms that uses to do the sort­ing and col­lat­ing in­stead of us­ing an ex­ter­nal in­dex­ing ap­pli­ca­tion, such as xindy or makein­dex;
  • databib.sty: a bib­li­og­ra­phy may be loaded into a data­tool database, and ma­nip­u­lated there be­fore be­ing printed (this per­mits a -based route to print­ing bib­li­ogra­phies in for­mats for which no BibTeX style is avail­able); and
  • per­son.sty: pro­vides sup­port for dis­play­ing a per­son’s name and pro­noun in a doc­u­ment, thus avoid­ing cum­ber­some use of “he/she”, etc.

The draw­ing pack­ages make use of PGF/TikZ for their out­put.

The bun­dle su­per­sedes and re­places the au­thor’s csv­tools bun­dle.

Pack­agedata­tool
Ver­sion2.29 2017-11-12
Main­tainer Ni­cola Tal­bot

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