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Reduce authors/titles/links in .bib files

Project Description

This is a package for reducing LaTeX .bib files to include just what you want.

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Made by Alex Tait

Installation

$ pip install princeton-bibreduce

Usage

There are three ways to call the same thing

1: UNIX command line executable:

$ princeton-bibreduce -cu myManuscript.aux

2: python command line:

$ python -m bibreduce -cu myManuscript.aux

3: from python code:

import bibreduce
bibreduce.main('myManuscript.aux', coauthors=True, urlLinks=True)

Behavior

Generates a .bib file. By default, it adds the _proc suffix to the generated .bib. The customizable fields are:

  • title (flag -t)
  • coauthors (flag -c)
  • doiLinks (flag -d)
  • urlLinks (flag -u)
  • abstract (flag -a)

Specifying the flag transfers that field. All fields not on this list are transferred over.

Get more help with:

$ princeton-bibreduce -h

Special behavior for links

If a link format is specified, it populates the field link. For urlLinks, it just copies over what is in the url field. For doiLinks, it puts “http://dx.doi.org/thedoi” in the link field.

Typical TeX workflow

The goal here is to remove titles from references and try to add URLs.

(optional) Centralized bib libraries

Suppose you have a centralized bib library MasterLibrary.bib Bib globals should go in

OSX: ~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bib/local/MasterLibrary.bib

Linux: ~/texmf/bibtex/bib/local/MasterLibrary.bib

Windows: C:\Users\<user name>\texmf\bibtex\bib\local\MasterLibrary.bib

The TeX file

Suppose you are then working on a TeX file myManuscript.tex containing:

\begin{document}
The text of your paper.
...
\bibliography{MasterLibrary}
\end{document}

This will pull from your centralized library.

Flow

Compile it with:

$ pdflatex myManuscript.tex
$ bibtex myManuscript.aux
$ pdflatex myManuscript.tex

Your .aux file includes everything you need to extract a .bib that is specific to this manuscript. This is where you use this module:

$ princeton-bibreduce myManuscript.aux -cu

to generate myManuscript_proc.bib. Now, go back to the .tex file and change the bibliography to the reduced one:

\bibliography{myManuscript_proc}

One more time, call:

$ pdflatex myManuscript.tex
$ bibtex myManuscript.aux
$ pdflatex myManuscript.tex
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