CTAN Comprehensive TeX Archive Network

CTAN update: datatool

Date: September 28, 2019 9:51:00 PM CEST
Nicola Talbot submitted an update to the datatool package. Version number: 2.32 2019-09-27 License type: lppl1.3 Summary description: Tools to load and manipulate data Announcement text:
- datagidx.sty: - added check for new 2019/10/01 LaTeX kernel when defining \datagidxstripaccents. ** Pre version 2.32 accent stripping in \newterm won't work with LaTeX kernel 2019/10/01. Please update datatool when you update the kernel if you need this command. ** - datatool-base.sty: - added \ifdtlcompareskipcs (see https://www.dickimaw-books.com/bugtracker.php?action=view&key=99) - bug fix (\dtlcompare not finding word breaks) (https://www.dickimaw-books.com/bugtracker.php?action=view&key=100) - bug fix (error if first command in assignment list is equal to \relax) (https://www.dickimaw-books.com/bugtracker.php?action=view&key=106) - bug fix (removed \relax from definitions of \DTLiffirstrow and \DTLiflastrow) (https://www.dickimaw-books.com/bugtracker.php?action=view&key=130)
This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/datatool More information is at http://www.ctan.org/pkg/datatool CTAN is run entirely by volunteers and supported by TeX user groups Please join a user group or donate to one, see https://ctan.org/lugs
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Ina Dau --

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



Guest Book Sitemap Contact Contact Author