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Automatically create citations for packages

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Python 3.7+

Easily cite software libraries using information from automatically gathered from their package repository.


pip install citepy


usage: citepy [-h] [--all] [--repo {pypi,crates}] [--output OUTPUT]
              [--format FORMAT] [--threads THREADS] [--verbose]
              [--version VERSION]
              [package [package ...]]

positional arguments:
  package               names of python packages you want to cite, optionally
                        with (full) version string. e.g. numpy==1.16.3

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --all, -a             if set, will get information for all python packages
                        accessible to `pip freeze`
  --repo {pypi,crates}, -r {pypi,crates}
                        which package repository to use (default pypi)
  --output OUTPUT, -o OUTPUT
                        path to write output to (default write to stdout)
  --format FORMAT, -f FORMAT
                        format to write out (default json)
  --threads THREADS, -t THREADS
                        how many threads to use to fetch data
  --verbose, -v         Increase verbosity of logging (can be repeated). One
                        for DEBUG, two for NOTSET, three includes all library
  --version VERSION     print version information and exit

Supported package repos

  • PyPI

Supported output formats

  • CSL-data JSON

CSL-data can be converted into bibtex, HTML, or a plaintext bibliography using another tool, e.g. citation-js.

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