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CTAN update: datatool

Date: July 2, 2013 2:12:40 PM CEST
quoth the daemon: > Name of contribution: datatool > Author's name: Nicola Talbot > Package version: 2.14 > Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/datatool/ > Summary description: Tools to load and manipulate data > License type: lppl > > Announcement text given by the package's contributor: > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > * datatool: > > - fixed bug in \@dtl at updatekeys > (Bug report: http://www.dickimaw-books.com/cgi-bin/bugtracker.cgi?action=view&key=20) > > - fixed \DTLsaverawdb so that it works when there are fragile > commands in database entries > > > * dataplot: > > - refactored \DTLplot to help prevent large data values exceeding > TeX's maximum dimensions > > - aded tikz calc library as a requirement > > * datagidx: > > - added 'condition' key to \printterms > > - added \postnewtermhook, \newtermfield, \ifnewtermfield, > \datagidxdb > > - fixed bug in 'gloss' style that displayed multiple "see also" > lines for entries that have children. > > * Fixed minor typos in user manual > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Announcement required: Yes thanks for the upload; i've installed the new version, and updated the catalogue repository. > Users may view the package catalogue entry at > http://www.ctan.org/pkg/datatool > or they may browse the package directory at > http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/datatool/ Robin Fairbairns For the CTAN team

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 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.

Version2.32 2019-09-27
Copyright2009, 2013–2019 Nicola Talbot
MaintainerNicola Talbot



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